Typographic Faces

by Fred Showker

PORTRAITS MEET TYPOGRAPHY: Contour Art

All month, our Fonts Fest pieces have been slightly blurring the lines between traditional typography and the art of turning typography into art for its own purposes. Such is the case with these striking pieces, all hewn of typography, letter forms and typographics. In all cases, we attempt to contact the artists or designers for permissions to utilize their works, and to link into their sites. Unfortunately many post their art to sites like Deviant Art, and then vanish to parts unknown. We're still trying to contact several, but for now, please enjoy their works ...


Illustrating patterns in data

Illustrating patterns in data

Everybody wants to do an art piece of Obama. Except this piece was created back in 2008, utilizing patterns in the apparent chaos of real life data. This terrific piece is by Jeff Clark from Unionville, Canada, with an academic background in Applied Physics and Mathematics.
See: Jeff Clark's site
Illustrating patterns in data Illustrating patterns in data


Christopher Haines, Master Illustrator

Christopher Haines, Master Illustrator

This was an illustration for Computer Arts Magazine #111, about typography -- All of the elements were hand placed in Illustrator.
      Christopher Haines is an Illustrator and Designer from Perth, Australia. He has been involved in digital media since 2001 and has worked with a number of international clients. His style is a complex mix of photography, 3d and digital painting which combines to create a bold and unique style.
Christopher Haines
Christopher Haines, Master Illustrator Christopher Haines, Master Illustrator


Cris Wicks : eye for type and art

Cris Wicks : eye for type and art

These images are by artist and designer Cris Wicks. The images are so large, and there is so much detail, you really have to view it that large to really see everything in the image. So far we've been unable to reach Cris for comment, but we keep trying. Catch up with other works by Cris at
criswicks.deviantart.com
Cris Wicks : eye for type and art Cris Wicks : eye for type and art


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