graphic design

General rules for combining complementary fonts when you don't have a natural "eye" for it.

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Hi everyone...I'm not at all lazy, but I'm sad to say that I don't have a natural eye for design. My best friend does and I've noticed over the years that she has helped me "develop" my eye. When I created a logo for my company (she was swamped at the time) and asked for her opinion, I thought she was going to reach through the phone and strangle me...I'd used what I now know is the much-typophile-hated font, Papyrus. Anyway, I digress...

Oxford / London Jobs?

In September, my wife and I will be moving to Oxford, UK as she will be starting a masters program in book publishing at Oxford Brookes University. We currently live near Washington, DC, so right now we are going through all the crap that goes along with moving internationally. I've started to dip my toes into the water and have begun looking around for any leads for job opportunities over there and am realizing that I have no clue where to start looking.

I'm really only looking for internship opportunities to start, so I've started keeping a list of any design firms that look like they might be a good fit for me in the Oxford/London area, and figured I would send out my resumé / portfolio and hope any of them bite.

Now my questions are such:

MyType Time Clock App

Introducing Mytype time. Every minute get a new image in this fun clock.

typotherapy+design put on a show of eye-popping type-based posters called MyType. The show featured posters of original typefaces designed by creative director Noël Nanton. The limited-edition posters reflecting his own, very new take on classic modernist typography.

Download it for free.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mytype-clock/id371038016?mt=8

Cook Off Poster, Typography, and Ideation Help

Hello,

I want to do something to give back to my hometown, so i've come up with an idea for a pasty cook off. This would be an interface to strengthen and further bond Marquette, Michigan. Through pasties I hope to strengthen, facilitate and connect the community, as well as stimulate the local businesses.

The National Pasty Cookoff
2010 Marquette, Michigan

I want to make a website and a poster series to begin the promotional process.

I am breaking a few "type rules" using too many typefaces, but I want this to have a retro/vintage feel.
Any feedback about typography or ideation for the event itself would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Derrick

Thesis on film titles

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Hi,

I am a graphic design student and have just started writing a thesis for my Bachelor Degree, about film title design and its relationship to film, and about the effects of the title design on the audience and their perception of a film. I was just wondering if anyone hade any tips on authors or books on this subject? Or maybe you have any other suggestions as to where I might find valuable information?

Thanks,

Lisa

ps. hope I have posted this in the right place - I'm new here, so sorry if not.

A Typeface (most likely Sans) that compliments Memphis?

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So for the second semester of my Introduction to Typographic Design studio my first project involves a two page editorial spread. One of the articles is a piece on the differing opinions of "Green Design." For this particular rough draft I've enjoyed the typeface Memphis (having just developed a certain fondness for slab serifs).

My only dilemma is now that I'm having trouble picking a good second font choice (particularly looking for a sans serif) that does well to compliment Memphis and plays well off of its morphology.

Here is an example of one of the ways that Memphis might be used in my project.

Arts Institute at Bournemouth - FdA Visual Communication

The FdA in Visual Communication is a broad course which focuses on three main areas, typography, illustration and graphic design.

Students are taught to work across discipline producing a well rounded, work-ready individual.

There is a real emphasis on work based learning and industry standard practice.

Recent guest lectures on the course have included Catherine Griffiths and Bob Gill.