Exploring Typography

Inspired by Jim Carrey’s painting and a friend’s calligraphy posts on Instagram, I started creating this last night.

I don’t paint but I do best in drawing straight lines and symmetrical objects including, but not limited to, stick figures. Haha! When I was in high school, I always get a flat 1.0 grade in my technical drawing projects. I loved the feeling of “getting in the zone” when I’m using rulers, protractors, a compass or a mechanical pencil. Most, if not all, of my doodles back then were parallel and perpendicular lines together with shapes of squares and diamonds, forming a large non-existent object with symmetry in design, and one that can be likened to an abstract painting.

A senpai once told me I have a pretty good handwriting, too. When I write in all capital letters, people say that it almost looks as if it were typewritten, and not handwritten. I have always preferred writing this way, and in fact, back in the fifth grade wherein we were supposed to write in cursive, I wrote my name in all caps. I was warned by my teacher for not following instructions, but that didn’t stop me anyway. (Yes, I was kind of stubborn. Haha)

So here it is, my first attempt at typography. Far from perfect, but it’s a start. 🙂

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original design © behance.net

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