08. Surrealist Typography

Within this project I was ask to create 9 surrealist typographic statements. To obtain a sense of typography I was shown ‘Helvetica’, a documentary on typography. Inspiration of surrealism was derived through research as well as the movie ‘Eraserhead’ by David Lynch.

 

Before designing the typography I made a list of statements which then would allow me to create a suitable font to express the surreal meaning behind them.

List of rough draft statements :-

  • My shadow is my soul
  • Eyes wide shut
  • Love is a second-hand emotion
  • I dive through concrete
  • Primal urges will bring about world peace
  • I walk the path of the devil
  • I jumped over the moon
  • I have been digitalized
  • I am a relief on the canvas that is Earth
  • I am a giant in this tiny world
  • I have wings that allow me to fly
  • I can’t read

Rough draft of designs :-

 I have been digitalized

I walk the path of the devil copy 

 

 

 

 I can flyI am a relief

 I jumped over the mooni am a giant

After hearing feedback from my classmates and teachers, I revisted my list and made a few new statements, which are stronger than the previous ones. 

The 9 statements I chose :-

  • I walk the devil’s path
  • I am a shadow
  • Tumescence aspires world peace
  • The sky is my floor
  • Snake venom is the finest wine
  • I can split in half
  • Brightest darkness
  • Paint is my blood
  • Smoking prolongs death

Final Statements :-

I Walk the Devil’s Path

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Previous method to ‘I walk the devil’s path’ :-

  • Spraying deodrant on paper in the shape of the alphabet and igniting the paper

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 However, the deodrant does not always ignite due to the fact

 

 

  • Cuting-out the shape of the alphabet and ignite it

However this did not work as the flame and papS73F3110er would spell different alphabets due to the fact the whole paper would not ignite.

 

 

I am a Shadow

I am a shadow

Tumescence aspires world peace

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The sky is my floor

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Made so it may be read whislt upside down to emphasize the statement.

Snake venom is the finest wine

Snake venom

Shaped out of snake skin to as though to prove ones point.

I can split in half

 

I can split in half

 

Brightest Darkness

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Black on black, by using black felt on black paper allows the ink to give off a slight shine which is all that seperates the to shades of black.

Paint is my Blood

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Writing using my fingers dipped in watered down acrylic to give the effect of blood.

Smoking Prolongs Death

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Using tobacco to create the lettering to enhance the idea of smoking cigerretes.

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