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Type Study - Comic Sans MS by newklear Type Study - Comic Sans MS by newklear
Purpose: So, seeings I'm more than a little bit rusty... and been on a design kick lately, I felt like it was about time I challenged myself to do something new to bring my skills back up to par. This is the second installment in that series of challenges.

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Background: Basically, the idea was to create an informational poster for a typeface using a limited range of colours (there's two here and only typographical elements. Today's lucky candidate is Comic Sans MS, one I'm sure we're all abundantly familiar with. In this case, I opted to use the following characters to form the basis of the background: Q, B, %, 4, i, all in the normal weight. Body copy is taken directly from the Microsoft website.

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Job spec: 2 Colour Pantone spot, 30"x40" @ 300dpi for gloss stock

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Others in the series: Type Study - Neue Helvetica, Type Study - AdobeGaramondPro
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:icondarkpa1adin:
DarkPa1adin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
can you teach me how you do the background? and for the helvetica one too :) thanks
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
It's all just glyphs with varying colours and opacity :shrug: didn't use any background or anything special, just glyphs.
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:icondaveizoid:
daveizoid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Lovely design, terrible font.
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:icondarkpa1adin:
DarkPa1adin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
agree :)
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mirzaie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
nice design
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:iconmiatosakura-chan:
MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I always thought Comic Sans MS was hopelessly disgusting (I liked it when i was nine but two years later i started to hate it) I find it dull, without dinamysm (hope i spelled that correctly)... but then I find this, and the only thing I can't say now is: you're admirable, you sure tamed that font!
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:iconpd-photography:
PD-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
Intersting, and looks kool :)
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:iconyayster:
Yayster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - I hate Comic Sans but you have actually made it look good here! :D The impossible has been achieved :XD:
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very clean and well-presented layout :nod: Not my favourite font, in fact I don't think I've used it twice, and none at all this year. But the colours definitely work well with its kind-of-childish style. Nicely done, Ben.

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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
I always find it a nice challenge to try and use something so horrific in a legitimate front. Thanks for the comment, KTbeans :]


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