2/03 – “Quotes” Poster

Design a typographic poster around your lucky dip quote.

A1 poster

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly” – Plato (427-347 B.c)

Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of natural philosophy, science, and Western philosophy. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher’s unjust death.

Plato’s sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-five dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato’s writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato’s texts.

Work of Plato:-

Papyrus fragment of Alcibiades

Use of Greek alphabet inclines me to illustrate the qoute in the very language and text to show the origins as well as portraying the essence of Plato’s direct narrative.

Examples of typographic posters:-

Ideas of Fonts:-

 

 My qoute describes the enate ability one has in knowing right from wrong, When taking this into consideration “The Bill of Rights” springs to mind. It is a set of ones right, shows equality and harmonial living.

Calligraphic styled lettering creates a soothing and flowing essence combined with the meaning and content of the “Bill of Rights” creates the very essence I wish to portray my quote in. Good People and responsibility done because one wants to rather than has to, a moral code to live by, the font lends itself to the soothing and harmonal aspects.

Designs:-

 

This quote is in the Greek Languge as Plato was greek himself, adds to a personal overlay of the philosopher. Written on parchment as to add age. 

Paper sponged with tea to create a semblance of the “Bill of Rights” by adding age to the paper. Lucida Handwriting painted on adds the effect of having been made decades ago. A parchment is created as well as displaying the essence of value and knowledge within. 

Written in Lucida and presented as though embeded into ones genetic code. As to imply on the quote, it is literally written that a good person acts responsibly without laws as a genetic code. 

Essay:-

Plato

Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by his apparently unjust execution.

Lucida Handwriting

Lucida was designed by the Bigelow & Holmes design studio in 1985.  Charles Bigelow is an American type historian, professor and designer. Kris Holmes coauthored Chicago, Geneva, Monaco and New York, the original Macintosh city fonts. Both designers wanted to create a font family that gave nice output on laser printers and displays, was available in a wide range of variants and weights, and included many mathematical symbols. Over the years they extended the font family which now includes serif, sans-serif, blackletter, calligraphic, mono-spaced, handwritten, casual and fax-optimized variants.

The Lucida font family includes such an extensive range of styles that it is very versatile. Its best usage cannot be pinned down to a specific type of application. There are many variants called Lucida, including scripts (Blackletter, Calligraphy, Handwriting), serif (Fax, Bright), and sans-serif (Sans, Sans Unicode, Grande, Sans Typewriter).

Bigelow & Holmes, together with the (now defunct) TeX vendor Y&Y extended the Lucida family with a full set of TeX mathematical symbols, making it one of the few typefaces that provide full-featured text and mathematical typesetting within TeX.

Opinion

 I believe Lucida Handwriting corresponds to my quote as it seems to flow; the body is neat and has a sense of etiquette to it. Lucida Handwriting can also be compared to the writing style within the ‘Bill of Rights’, as the quote is illustrated as the embodiment of the rights set for everyone and the laws to which society follows.

I have truly found Lucida to be very versatile, its subtlety and elegance dances on paper and brings the words to life. It flows and is gentle; it can express a magnitude of emotion which allows stories to come to life.

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