20th Annual Fonts Surf : making faces from font faces

by Fred Showker

20th Annual Fall Fonts Festival Page 7 You've seen them before -- faces and portraits composed purely of typography and lettering. Here's we've discovered a new crop of excellent faces that we had to share! It's one of the more difficult creative projects you can attempt with typography -- but these folks do it with real skill and vision! Enjoy:
[*] Typography faces of depth and vision
[*] An eye for meticulous detail
[*] Kerli Typographic Portrait
[*] V for Vendetta Typography
[*] Hayabussa Typography Face
. . . and more!

Hayabussa Typography Face

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Hayabussa is actually Radek Prekurat and Artist and Hobbyist from Poland. Some of his work is spectacular!
      Unfortunately we know very little about Radek, and these pieces are really the best in his portfolio!
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : hayabussa.deviantart.com
2014 ... related image Click here for: another look

Typography faces of depth and vision

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Granit Krasniqi from Albania loves typography. He even says so in his Deviantart gallery.
      And if you visit there, you'll see what he means!
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : granitkrasniqi.deviantart.com
2014 ... related image We really liked this!

V for Vendetta Typography

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Although she uses the handle "Mythicdragon" Aveon Flame lives in the U.S. and does some art.
      She shows a lot of potential and displays some nice pieces at her Deviant Art gallery . . . this one's student work, and probably our favorite of the whole batch.
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Aveon Flame
2014 ... related image Click here for: the entire poster

Kerli Typographic Portrait

Fonts, type and calligraphy

This wonderful piece of work called "Kerli Typographic Portrait" is by Brad Phillips from the United States. It's supposedly a portrait of Kerli Koiv" and if this is not impressive enough, just look at some of his other works!
      The words he used are an assortment of key words relating to her work and various poems, and whe whole work is done in Adobe Illustrator CS5. See the link "other" here for the spectacular portrait of Olivia Wilde
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Brad Phillips Typographic Works of Wonder
2014 ... related image Click here: for a seriously wonderful piece of work

An eye for meticulous detail

Fonts, type and calligraphy

Sean McCabe is a Hand Lettering Artist & Type Designer in San Antonio, TX. He is into meticulous detail which makes him an ideal hand lettering and typography designer. He writes :
      I view lettering as a form of voice. I use it to speak the things I want to say. I am fascinated by its power. When you create beautiful lettering, that work garners attention for its own sake. It simultaneously creates a platform from which you can speak a message. You have people’s attention—now what will you say? I use this opportunity to speak messages of positivity and encouragement.
20th annual type and lettering fonts fest Full story : Hand Lettering Resources & Education
2014 ... related image Click here for: another look


NEXT: Master Gerard Huerta, Kings, OpenType and Vintage Script . . .

Previously

  1. Fonts, lettering and typography surf TWO
  2. Fonts, lettering and typography surf THREE
  3. Fonts, lettering and typography surf FOUR
  4. Fonts, lettering and typography surf FIVE
  5. Photoshop Fonts, type, lettering effects tutorials Madness
  6. 20 Years of Fonts Fest Surfs : Free Poster
  7. ... and The Surf Continues
  8. Go and find your own GO Typography Faces

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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      Published online since 1988

 


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