I really love typography play. Inkscape is my favorite tool, bar none, for this. I do it all the time. Enter a piece of text with the text tool and choose and apply a font that begins to speak to the end design in your mind. I chose ballpark as a starting point. Then select the text, and do a path/union operation (ctrl-shift-plus), which turns the text into a single editable path. Then use the node tool to tweak, move, resize, and shape the edges of your text until you have the shape that you want. I added a dot to the “i” inside of one of my flourishes, and joined it with the existing path using a second union operation. In this particular case, I added a rectangle with a gradient to create a vignette in the background, and applied a beveling filter to the text to give it some depth.
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- 20121122: Sliced by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #cc #design #typography (365sketches.org)
- 20121203: Cupcake made of text by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #cc #design #food (365sketches.org)
- 20121130: How to Play Slapsies by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #cc #design #poster #howto #infographic #games (365sketches.org)