With my husband turning 50 and being a big fan of making sushi, I decided to give him a sushi workshop for the whole family. To give present him this workshop I wanted to make some kind of gift certificate. And as I just finished the videos of this class, I decided that I would make a typographic poster. In addition, I just started with making my own stamps, so I wanted to incorporate those too..
I started my poster choosing the fonts to be justed. I love Akzidenz Grotesk so that had to be one of them. The Century Gothic is a nice neutral one, giving beautiful round, mathematical shapes. I also love the Roboto, and for some dramatic flair I added the Gill Sans.
I started with these fonts, placing them on an A3 paper:
As you can see, I used black and by not using capitals I thought the design was a bit messy. So I switched to capitals and used a grey as font color.
But the grey was too light and I didn't like my sushi stamps (the idea was to make a stamp like a sushi roll cut in pieces and you would see the colorful inside of the sushi roll). That didn't work.... But I did like the way the typography was turning out!
So I decided to make stamps that looked more like the actual sushi:
And with that turning out really well, the finished poster looked like this:
And I am really happy with how this project turned out! (now just waiting to see how my husband will react... ;-)