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Typedia by John Langdon

So I was browsing through some graphic design sites for inspiration for an upcoming art project and I stumbled on Typedia. It’s an encyclopedia of type and they also have a blog. One of the posts was dedicated to the creation of Typedia’s logo. The reason I’m sharing this with you guys is because I love the creator’s creative design process. The pages above will give you an idea of what his process is all about.

I really find a blank, new page very intimidating. It takes me forever to start sketching something out when the canvas is clean and has a potential of endless possibilities. John Langdon minimizes such intimidation by using only scrap pieces of paper for early sketches. He uses each side of the paper at different angles and just lets his ideas flow onto the paper.  Not only that, he uses paper from recycling bags or junk mail envelopes (essentially, any kind of crappy paper). He keeps these for future inspiration as well!

I found this so helpful, because I actually already do this! I never thought I could put those natural sketches into play in my future artwork. There are honestly endless possibilities when you consider all thoughts to have the potential to become art.

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