Gothic Fonts

Acording to historians like Alexander Lawson, it is speculated that the discovery of Franklin Gothic was as a result of an influence by Berthold’s Akizdenz-Grotesk types. No evidence was produced by Alexander Lawson to support this argument though. The font was named after a prolific American printer who was known as Benjamin Franklin. Gothic font’s styles are said to be fabulous and stylish. “Gothic” was a term used to refer to fonts that were used before the emergence of printing industry in the medieval Europe. The medieval parchment considered as a great theme that was unusual for notepad printing was a combination of medieval font supplementary writing and textured paper fonts.

You need to know some of the list of medieval fonts. Over the years, these fonts have gone through much transformation. Printed gothic font changed together with graphic arts industry. The list of gothic fonts includes Akvaleir, Readable Gothic, Metal Macabre, Versal, Elder Magic, Sir Fig, British Block Flourish, MilleniGem, Gourdie, Kingdom Come, Rough Tuscan, Black Night, Diamond, Cardina, Old London, Ruritania, Cretino, Benegraphic, Erasmus Morgo and many others. Over the years these fonts have risen in popularity. Gothic fonts are said to have a large number of typefaces. …

By Gregory December 17, 2018 Off

Original Modern Abstract Art

The house is not just a residential quarter where you sleep and wake up. It is an intimate nest of yours where you prefer to lie down when you are depressed or where you celebrate the trivial successes of your life with your family. So, it is quite a good thing to install all those artistic elements which reflect your tastes and also fill you up with happiness when you need a boost of morale.

Decorative art paintings are enjoying massive popularity among art collectors. In view of the online era, even non-collectors are developing a passion for modern art and are revamping their spaces with these decorative pieces. There are two kinds of people in the world. One is the kind which is ready to dole out huge sum of money.

These people are very passionate about art and love to hoard modern paintings to breathe their aroma and to see the world through the canvas every day. The second kind is the casual buyer who is too involved with his mundane works to nurture a die-hard romance for art, but is willing to spend a bit to color his home with some sublime creations. He often starts neutrally …

By Gregory December 17, 2018 Off

Be More Creative In Daily Life

The first way to become more creative in your life is to change your daily living pattern. I know this may sound uncomfortable for some because of our natural resistance change but it produces many benefits. For example if you’re used to waking up to 10am on the weekends and watching TV until noon try to change that into waking up at 9am and going for a bike ride until noon and then watching less TV then you normally would. By making slight changes to your routine your brain will begin to process the change differently and will give you a burst of energy and creativity since you’re consciously breaking out of your comfort zone.

The second way to become more creative is to read the autobiographies of famous artists such as Michaelangelo and Lenordo daVinci. By learning the lives of famous artists and applying some of the mannerisms in your daily life you will see an increase in creativity and develop an everyday appreciation for the arts. For example Leonardo was born to an illegitimate father therefore he did not have the social status to be a part of the court.

This forced him to go on long walks …

By Gregory December 14, 2018 Off

Design Custom T-Shirts

First, it’s important to spend some time brainstorming. You might think your first idea is perfect (and maybe it is!), but chances are, once you get your creativity juices flowing, you’ll come upon an even better idea. A great design takes time and creativity, both of which can’t be rushed. It’s also important to involve other members of the group. Run ideas by the whole group so that everyone is on board with it and allow team members to contribute their own design suggestions. Involving more people, you’ll inevitably round up more ideas, making for a more thoughtful and interesting t-shirt.

As you consider the design, think about your group’s personality and message. Are you modern or old-fashioned? Crazy or elegant? Fun or somber? Your design should communicate something about your group and do it clearly and carefully. Also, although you might be tempted to throw all of your design ideas at this t-shirt, remember that simplicity often goes hand-in-hand with effective communication. Although you should feel free to make your design crazy and cluttered (that’s the beauty of customized t-shirts!), simple designs usually communicate a group’s name and idea more clearly.

Next, think about color. The more ink colors …

By Gregory December 13, 2018 Off

Typography Fundamentals

Typography is a primary integral part of any web0design project, as its main purpose is to carry information. In addition, it is an art of text decoration, so it could readable and beautiful at the same time.

Type family is usually mistaken for types or fonts. In sober fact, it is a group of fonts of the same origin, structure and image. It is a set of stylistically similar characters that you can write or print. Type family includes figures, letters and symbols. Font is a narrower concept, which is determined by several factors, such as size and style. In general, Arial is a type family, and Arial Bold is a font of this type family.

Serif fonts or Antiqua embraces all the fonts with small serifs at the top or at the bottom of their characters. They are hardly recommended for large text paragraphs because of their low readability. These are good for headlines and title lines. Serif fonts have been used since the Middle Ages period (for instance, one can pay attention to OldStyle Century). The characteristic feature: the part written at certain angle is usually thin. Besides Old Style Century, the group of old-fashioned Antiqua fonts embraces …

By Gregory December 12, 2018 Off

Find a Talent Agency

First, find out what type of Model you are:

Depending on your age, height and weight, certain agencies specialize in working with specific type of talent. If you are under the age of 16, you are considered a teen model. Most teen models book catalog or print work in local markets.

For high fashion models, also know as editorial, are required to be at least 5 Feet 9 inches for woman and at least 6 feet 1 Inch for males. The industry is mostly made up of print or commercial talent, which are commonly booked for household and lifestyle brands. Commercial print work is very lucrative.

Plus size modeling has become increasing popular as most top agencies now have divisions specializing in full-figured talent. To be considered plus size. sizes for female models start at size 8 and up Like commercial modeling, plus sized modeling and acting is very lucrative as most agents only represent a few in their divisions.

Modeling Scouts:

Another option to find a modeling agent or agency is to go through a scout. As the name suggests, modeling scouts go around the country and try to find models and usually get some kind of fee for …

By Gregory December 12, 2018 Off

Art of the Information Age

Digital art originated in the 1970s and therefore could be described as fairly new, which plays into how it is not embraced as traditional art in a sense. Some suggest that it takes away from the artist’s essence, that it falls short due to the more virtual and less physical interaction the artist has with the medium. However, if one were to try to discount the digital art process by saying it is easy as if assembling something with step-by-step instructions that would be an incorrect viewpoint. A digital artist utilizes many different traditional skills during their creative process. The digital artist sculpts a subject, much the same as how figure is sculpted with clay. Then color and texture is added the same way a painter would for a traditional painting. Lighting and angle must be represented as if using a camera for photography, adjusting for the desired effect. Everything taken into consideration, it would seem that one cannot be just simply able to manipulate digital, but know how to do so with a combination of artistic skill sets.

Most of us are familiar with how the use of CGI has greatly enhanced visual illusions within the cinematic arts. Movie …

By Gregory December 10, 2018 Off

Paintings by Picasso

  • Picador
    His first recorded horse painting in oils was of a picador dressed in yellow, mounted on a horse and it was painted when he was only 9.
  • Boy Leading a Horse
    An early work from 1906, the horse stance is taken from a famous painting by Mantegna and the horse has a symbolic role, much interpreted by art critics. The boy is leading the horse but there are no reins, just the hand position. The naked boy represents Picasso himself. The painting can be seen in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
  • Harlequin On Horseback
    Picasso used the image of the harlequin or jester throughout his career as his alter ego. Here the harlequin is dressed in bright red and mounted on a black horse. It is a very still image, almost sad with the harlequin looking off in one direction and the horse in the other. 1905
  • Curtain for the ballet ‘Parade” – shows a winged pegasus and foal on stage 1917. Picasso was involved in no less than eight ballet and drama productions between 1914 and 1924. The most important of these was the ballet Parade written by Jean Cocteau with a futuristic concept blending theatre,
By Gregory December 7, 2018 Off

Finding Inspiration for Art

I had a beginner’s book, of course, and I had looked through and decided to have a go at a landscape picture. After all, that is what watercolour is all about, isn’t it? A mountain lake with the clouds reflecting in the water, or a sunset over the sea with perhaps a small boat at anchor to add atmosphere. As I started to paint, I realized that this sort of picture is a harder to achieve than it looks. That was OK, as I was not green enough to expect painting to be easy, even with decent materials. What I hadn’t expected t find was that I was deeply bored by the activity. Really, bored to my very core. I couldn’t care less about the subject I was laboriously painting, and it showed. Landscapes were not, and are not, for me.

Please don’t think I am dismissing landscapes, as I have seen many fine versions produced by artists who have a feel for the subject, and which I absolutely love. My point is just that – good paintings are made by artists who love their work, and you can’t expect to do a great job with something that doesn’t move …

By Gregory December 7, 2018 Off

Realistic Pencil Drawings

From cartoons to architecture, it’s as flexible as a rubber band and we never cease to be amazed at pencil art drawings. The trending art topic at the moment is realistic pencil drawings. Hyper-realistic pencil drawings have emerged as a label that realistic pencil drawings encompass.

There are artists who are currently producing phenomenal pencil sketch creations that look even more real than a photograph. This may seem like a lofty ideal for many, this article explores the concept of how to create exceptional drawing sketches by embracing the creative penchants unique to each artist (and aspiring artist).

Top tips for cultivating an inner wealth of drawing inspiration:

  • Keep a journal, they are your inspiration base station! It doesn’t matter where you are or whom you are with, your journal will always afford you with inspiration for your drawing sketches at your fingertips. Whatever your muse, you can whip out your diary of creative stimuli and enjoy some sketching. Having a book of open pages with you is an exceptional way to encourage practice. They can be your private pages or for everyone to see. In this way, you will easily cultivate your own artist’s style and begin drawing sketches
By Gregory December 5, 2018 Off