Monday 1 February 2010

Type Calendar

I came across this piece on It is by a mexican graphic designer called Jasho Salazzar AKA Mouschacho. I picked out this piece because of the use of colour and mulitple typefaces. The design looks screen printed or letterpress, but it is in fact a digital print.

Each page of the calendar is totally different; each using a different colour sheme and a range of typefaces. I think that the overall design is so effective because of the clashing colours, and the feeling of excitement within the design. The designs are actually very simple; the month in three languages and the number of the month - thats it.

What I have learnt from this research:
1. Complimentary colours can work really effectively with a range of type
2. Multiple type faces do not have to clash with each other
3. White space and empty space are very important to a design
4. Repetition is not necessarily a bad thing

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