Ten types of GREEN type

by Fred Showker

Since this month's theme is "GREEN" we thought we would see how some designers around the world utilize typography in striking graphics while incorporating the color green. While typography cannot be 'green' or 'ungreen' it can be used in a persuasive way to encourage and inspire a green philosophy. This typography series gives us all inspiration to design great type, and keep the green message in mind. (Click images for enlargements)

But first, I'd like to begin with the wonderful words of Kosal Sen from Anaheim, CA in her "Notes On Typography" column, where she talks about color. Then we'll end up with some sage words from Mike Campau. Please enjoy the ride!

Notes on Typography

Notes on Typography

Kosal Sen from Anaheim, CA, USA creates striking graphic visions -- many of typography. She creates typography of great character, which you can find on her fonts folio site, as well as philatype.com. We loved her "Notes On Typography" and suggest you follow that amazing blog. Kosal comments:

quoting Good typography is always about considerate usage of color. Color In typography means value. in basic terms, it's the overall evenness of visual attention. evenness of typography is practiced from the large scales of paragraphs on a page, down to letterforms in logotypes, and even a single character's design. Glyphs are designed to work together. When they're used in a way that causes something to visually stand out, like white space, it disrupts even color and becomes a nuisance in the eye. When something "just doesn't seem right," having a sensitive eye for color will allow you to better find those tiny opportunities for improvement. end quote

www.philatype.com
Notes On Typography
Notes on Typography Notes on Typography


 

Olives Drapery

Olives Drapery

What better color than green to is in this handsome stationary kit for Olives Drapery! Shauna Mercy is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where her studion Merci-Designz shows even more great work in the creative fields; graphic design, advertising, and editorial design. In the video tutorial, she shows how she gets the image look used in many of her art works.
Mz Tweeta Video tutorial
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Olives Drapery Olives Drapery


 

Be Green

Be Green

This art by Andrew Morev is one of several found at his Behance digs. He is a graphic designer in Moscow, Russia, where he's involved in the creative fields of motion graphics and graphic design. His message is "Be Green" and his main web site is www.morevision.ru
Be Green Be Green


 

Green Logo for Tuppus Web site

Green Logo for Tuppus Web site

Tuppus presents a most unusual web site, located in Little Groningen, Netherlands -- called simply : www.fuckups.nl/. His photostream at Flickr has lots of great works -- so don't let the name fool you!
Green Logo for Tuppus Web site Green Logo for Tuppus Web site


 

Green Ideas

Green Ideas

In Guatemala, you'll find Jorge, a 22 year-old graphic designer who creates some striking imagery with pixels and vectors. The green type in this topsy-turvy piece defies gravity with a playful muse.
Green Ideas Green Ideas


 

Musings from Sonali

Musings from Sonali

Sonali, from India, likes to call herself "The Muse" is a graphic designer & digital artist. This playful typography really visually reinforces the notion of green in a memorable way
Musings from Sonali Musings from Sonali


 

Andrew Ackroyd : Urban Typography

Andrew Ackroyd : Urban Typography

Andrew Ackroyd, 19, from the United Kingdom, presents a stark, gestalt look at "Urban Typography" ... while presenting a totally different aspect of his talents in his Flickr stream! This young man shows some striking promise as a graphic designer! Andrew comments:

quoting I find myself using a variety of social networks these days and it's quite hard to keep track of which work I have uploaded where. end quote

Flickr stream
Andrew Ackroyd : Urban Typography Andrew Ackroyd : Urban Typography


 

Green / Gray Bauhaus

Green / Gray Bauhaus

Jarrod Medrano's photostream that has some rather wonderful visual solutions, this on using an unusual mix of color and subtlety. This particular work reminds of much of the nouveau design coming from the Bauhaus which has shaped European design for the past 50 years.
Green / Gray Bauhaus Green / Gray Bauhaus


 

Angel Galea green type

Angel Galea green type

Angel Galea, located in Madrid, Spain, specializes in Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography see more at : http://www.galeaangel.com
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More Green from Mike Campau

More Green from Mike Campau

quoting Sometimes, "More is More," which was exactly the case with this project. Periscope had a new pitch for their client and wanted us to help them get More out of it. Without a comp or skinny-line to use as a go-by, we were largely left to our own devices. Taking the project through our innovative process centered around SimpleCG, we quickly turned out their 3 key concepts: More Savings, More Green, and More Choice. As is often the case, we tried to take our client's request and give them a little More than they asked for. end quote
More Green from Mike Campau More Green from Mike Campau

The Color Green

And so ends the first part of types of green. Stay tuned, we have three more parts in the works. And while you ponder the significance of "green" let's remember that April is brought to you by the color Spring GREEN!

... and thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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