To the King of the Moment

To the King of the Moment - student project

To the King of the Moment - image 1 - student projectI'm a big fan of blackletter lettering, so I'm using my favorite line from the Count of Monte Cristo to build a typographic piece that reflects the saying. I'm strongly influenced by typographers Neils Shoe Meulman and Gemma O'Brian. Let's see what happens!

SKETCHES

rough draft.To the King of the Moment - image 2 - student project

I think this is a good start and captures the tone a mood that I'm going for. I will be playing with different K's and M's as they are the most important character that the eye is drawn to. Here's some ideas.

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I think I'll be focusing on the 'n' the 'e' and the 'o' when I jump into illustrator. they hold the foundation for all the other letterforms. I know there's overlap but i was more interested in getting a rough idea. I can fix spacing and the like when I go digital.

Round 2

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Getting closer. I'm digging the 'King' and 'Moment'. The rest will need to be redrawn...too small to draw.

I played with script to see if the contrast of geometry would tighten things up.... it did not. But I redrew the M and I like it.To the King of the Moment - image 7 - student project

Here's some more experimentation with the smaller letters. I like where this is going, but need a  lot of iteration to make sure I get a little rounded shape, while retaining a geometric form.

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Here's the first digital iteration. I removed the "To the"  and it seems to have balanced the composition. I'm currently exprerimenting with flourishes that work with the blackletter aesthietic.To the King of the Moment - image 9 - student project

Digital iteration 02

Getting there. I'm still debating whether or not I should add flourishes or not. I'm still not happy with the smaller words....after sleep I might go back to the drawing board. Thanks for the feedback! Sebastian Lester is a great guys to pull ideas from.

To the King of the Moment - image 10 - student projectIteration 3:

Fixed the small lettering. Quite happy with it!

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