We Don’t Need New Dreams, Typography work

dont need new dreams

Seeing as the chronology aspect of this blog is current;y no where to be seen, I thought I’d upload some recent work. I created this doodle as part of our Pathways Stage 2: Bauhaus. After the Art and Design trip to Berlin, we had to create a project based on Bauhaus, as well as the journals that we kept while we were in Germany.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Bauhaus “function over form” concept as, well, I like “pretty” things. However, I was inspired by some colour techniques taught at the academy, especially the research by Johannes Itten and Josef Albers. I wanted to combine this with the typography works of Eric Gill and Herbert Bayer, pioneers in sans serif typefaces, ultimately shifting type to more modern styles (anyone ever used Gill Sans?).

Having specialised in illustration I wanted to try and incorporate this with the use of colour and text in this project, especially as my journal is full of doodles (mainly of food- currywurst is worth it). The piece here is a little five minute doodle I made using typography and a little illustration. I tired to keep the fonts balanced, using a plain all caps sans serif writing style with my attempt at an elegant script. The quote itself is my response to a quote I saw while at C/O Berlin at the Magnum Contact sheets exhibition:

“Now one needs new dreams and a new, great stacking in the places where the old dreams lie buried in rubble.”

I’m actually really enjoying this work with typography and I hope I can improve. Currently I’m not great with a ruler or measurements as much of my previous work is fine art and paint based, however I am willing persevere! I’m also trying to make some more of these works while including DC character or pop cultures references (subtly!) in order to hold a bit more interest. So far I have Arrow, any more suggestions comment below, I love feedback.


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