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lateral_student's picture

To cut a long story short i have a project, mainly typographically lead, where basically i have to communicate the feel or sense of a city using as little images as possible and at least 500 words, for typography. Basically a print based design on any format from a4 to a1.

I can choose any place what so ever but i have chosen tokyo, any ideas anybody?

aluminum's picture

Umm...what Ideas have YOU come up with?

dana's picture

What elements of Tokyo are:
...significant to you?
...worthy of communicating to others?
...appropriate to describe with words?

cheers,
Dana

lateral_student's picture

Ok basically here is an outline of the brief...

Its called cityscape

Basically using more typographical methods, i have to bestly show a city of my choice through typography.

An exmaple of someones work was they choice i think it was venice and they have illustations of buildings very classy in a landscape format and for the water that flows through venice (i think it is there), they used words 500minimum and blended them into there own cityscape.

I am trying to explain best i possibly can. The image can be anything i choose but it has to convey 'the city' to a viewer, having typography as the main medium.

So far for ideas i am struggling alot, however i have come up with designers republic style images that have type flowing into them, yet this is more 'design' than 'idea'

hrant's picture

Check out some of the great "city" stuff here:
http://www.nofont.com/section_experiments/index.asp

hhp

lateral_student's picture

Ok basically here is an outline of the brief...

Its called cityscape

Basically using more typographical methods, i have to bestly show a city of my choice through typography.

An exmaple of someones work was they choice i think it was venice and they have illustations of buildings very classy in a landscape format and for the water that flows through venice (i think it is there), they used words 500minimum and blended them into there own cityscape.

I am trying to explain best i possibly can. The image can be anything i choose but it has to convey 'the city' to a viewer, having typography as the main medium.

So far for ideas i am struggling alot, however i have come up with designers republic style images that have type flowing into them, yet this is more 'design' than 'idea'

dan's picture

Alex, it seems the best way I would approach this project is through history. Pick a city a time and place and then illustrate it through type. I live in Manhattan and maybe Harlem during the 1940s (the black jazz era) would be a great typographic starting point.

dan's picture

Alex, you will get an error post with every post. Ignore them and go back one page and go to topic and you will see you are the most recent post. This site is in the process of fixing this problem. Until then

lateral_student's picture

im sorry my computer is playing up thats why it posts so many times. :'(

hrant's picture

Nah, it's not you - it's this forum!
We all have this problem, we just learn to ignore it like a loonie in the street.

hhp

lateral_student's picture

Who ever sent me that link for nofont.com,. thankyou the pictures on that site are so fresh and have given me a great idea. This forum is brilliant by the way.

dylan's picture

Hrant, thanks for that link. Good stuff.

boon's picture

Alex, also see tomato/underworld's collaborative project: mmm...skyscraper i love you (a typographic journal of new york). It may give you some inspiration. . .

beccabob's picture

If your chosing Tokoyo and your trying to get across the feel of a city then I would check out the japanese language, look at anime styles, the culture, food - everything and then take the elements you think are most important.
Respect and money are considered very important so choosing a font that represents that is paramount to getting across the right idea, instead of relying on imagery (you did say you have to use the least amount) have you not thought about creating imagery from the body of text you have to create?

To be honest you have to go away and sit down and really flesh out all of your ideas, little or big what ever, consider medium, what you want to communicate and how you expect to arrive at your outcome.

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