[type] for a sunny day

August 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

Exploration of the day was to try turning my handwriting (uppercase) into a font.

“Sherbert” because that’s what a theatre studies & drama teacher nicknamed me back in VJC. He had the loveliest British accent, and we would recognise it with a jolt when the BMW ads were screened in cinemas.

I cheated though. All I did was make the letters into vectors for now, which I’m sure will give strict typophiles the heebeejeebees. Was just curious to see how it would work initially. Know that there’s tons to do and refine if I really want to make a font (not even going to try for an actual typeface yet) and have to start reading up.  Suggestions on books / sites / programmes are always welcomed.

Snapped this with hipstamatic a year back when I was headed down the stairs from Old School for my lunch break. Singapore’s sun is unforgiving, but photographs like a handsome matriarch.


[school] kinetic type: the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

February 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

HHGG really tickled my funny bone. Have to get my hands on the BBC radio series. This was Kinetic Typography for a school assignment. We were to animate the type / words of a 1-min audio clip.

Had to learn Adobe AfterEffects from scratch, which was a headache. The laptop was in danger of flying out the window many, many times (usually when I was skulking to a corner to sulk). So thanks to all the Fish for these basic tutorials that saved me: Markus Gustafsson, The Crooked Gremlins & Video Copilot

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