Creation #60. Versal-tility #15.


Tonight’s modern versal is the letter ‘O’. The ‘O’ is set in the typface Americana Italic. And the colorful fruit loop-esque background is derived actually from a letter ‘O’, repeated and scaled, from another typeface, Code Bold.

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Creation #57. Versal-tility #12.


Can’t believe it’s Sunday night already. This weekend went by much too quickly. Anyway, here is today’s daily design and modern versal.

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Creation #56. Versal-tility #11.


Rolling out a quick modern versal for you this morning before I roll out the door for a small road trip to my hometown in West Virginia. Ya’ all have a great Saturday and I’ll be back with another design on Sunday evening, ‘k?

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Creation #55. Versal-tility #10.


Rolling right along with the Versal-tility series. Tonight’s design was probably one of the easiest I have ever had to conceptualize. For me, the archetypical image of a ‘J’ is in it’s lowercase form set in Bodoni italic. Don’t ask me why, it is just that way for me. If I close my eyes and you say “the letter jay” to me I will instantly see it this way. The obvious visual aspects of the ‘J’ in this form are the round terminal at the bottom and the circular dot at the top. I decided to play upon these visual characteristics by framing the main portion of the character within a large circle. That’s it for today. Hope you like!

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Creation #54. Versal-tility #9.


Tonight’s modern versal is the letter ‘I’ and the typeface chosen is one of my favorite mid-century casual, block serifs, Hellenic Wide (actually the font is a cheap/free knock-off called “Hefty Regular”). Hellenic wide was very popular in the 1960’s and you will probably recognize it in designs created for the entertainment industry. Many an album cover designs and intro title sequences to movies used Hellenic Wide for typsetting. Anyway, another fun evening playing with color and texture and type. Hope you like it too!

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Creation #52. Versal-tility #7.


Quick design tonight. As I went through several typefaces to pick my ‘G’ this evening the ornamentation of this typeface (Jazz LET) kept catching my eye. I am often reluctant to use typography like this. This evening, however I found an unusual appreciation for this one as it is easier and perhaps pleasing to look at in small, single character, doses. Surely, setting even a small amount of copy in a face like this would be distracting to read. It works nicely for a single character and perhaps a very specific logotype or very short headline. As a second thought on the texture, creating a metallic texture, like brushed metal, might have been a nice touch for this one.

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