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Typography 29 - Missing. by princepoo Typography 29 - Missing. by princepoo
Different person.

[edit: though i do want to keep the background words as faded as possible, i did alter the levels to bring them out. my intention was to portray a mess of thoughts, with two being clearly crystalized, distinct and brutal in their direct observation. fin.]
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bruno354 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really like this :heart:
PlaceboPills Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Brilliant, just brilliant...
MerianMoriarty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes me think of a room full of whisperers, with some of them close enough to be heard properly and others far enough away that their words are vague but the meaning comes through.

i, for one, enjoy the use of negative space; after all, studies show that white on black draws the eye far more than black on white. also, the feeling the piece gives calls for a darker overall appearance, i think. something a little less desolate might be able to use black on white, fading kind of like figures standing at various points in a bank of fog. i'm not sure; sometimes there are little differences that are hard to, i could tell you that it's going to be a different feeling, but i'm not sure what that feeling would be, exactly.

also, i don't think that legibility is the point here, but more the meaning behind the words. (like the echoes of a whisper you think you almost heard...)

once again, the simplicity gives a clean, finished feeling.
princepoo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
"i don't think that legibility is the point here, but more the meaning behind the words. (like the echoes of a whisper you think you almost heard...)"

thank you, that was what i was going for.
qwerty-dot-me Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004   Photographer
So much the opposite of your previous typographic piece, the use of words and font size make this one more powerful but also more depressing. I like the way you added emotion to the piece by enhancing some words. The use of a glowing white font that centers the piece is brilliant, simple en elegant.
fatesmistake Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
the effect of this is great. the spacing of the words, some close, some not, gives the clear distinction of though. the closers ones convey disparity, or this rush and jumble of thought. the less spaced out ones and the clear white thoughs are moments of clarity and revelation. and that last phrase, it all represence this loss, with the small font. like you're lost in your revelation.

i also like the effect that the onlook of your piece would be lost as well. given bits and pieces of your though and interpreting it with the vibes they get off the piece.

i truely like this one a lot.
dantejoyce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
i think i'm the out one out, because i think this is done perfectly. no need for clutter. i also wanted to mention that this piece truly touched my heart. i had someone extremely close to me die suddenly, and i often feel this way. i don't know if that is close to the reason that you did this piece, but it really hit a chord with me.
THanks for your beautiful work! :hug:
Santavez Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
I like this piece but I too agree with gabe on the idea of having more synonyms floating toward the back and I thought you should have added some 'blurry' layers.

I don't really have a problem with the spacing however.

I think it is well done. Simplicity is your complexity of that makes any sense.

hic-et-ubique Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
"my intention was to portray a mess of thoughts"
i think by getting rid of the space between the background-words you can better show that " mess of thoughts" idea. and maybe blur those background words a little to show some speed, since they're all racing through your head.
with the use of contrast you made the words " you're gone" so strong and it just became such a definite statement, a good kick to the heart. great.
gaussianterror Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
stunning. its too bad we cant print in all black for our caleng flyers.

how did zee zee go?
revscrj Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004   General Artist
Excellent concept and word choice. It conveys the bleakness of that feeling (which is unfortunately a universaly understood one), my only crit is that the "youre gone" has an outter glow that fuzzes it a little too much imo. Personally since this is the focal point of the piece, I would leave it sharp edged.
nathanieljc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
I only saw a few words the first time. And then, I finally saw the rest. I love the simplicity, but I agree with everyone else...a little more contrast would make this more legible.

Hell, a simple moment in levels would help.
dragonorion Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
Nice work, but i agree very much with gabrielxavier.

cyberyt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
The idea is nice, the reading words that arn't all there, however i feel that some are unreadable at all, i get the jist but i want to know more, maybe some words could be moved to show a bit more?

I also think more contrast in the words would be a good idea.
gabrielxavier Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
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Very well.

I think I shall offer some thought.

I love the basic idea.... but I think you can do more with this my friend.. Have you thought about looking up words like "Missing" and "Alone" in a thesaurus, then putting those words in the background, and make them appear to fade out or blur out of the picture?

Words like: inaccessible, alone, unaccessible, unaccompanied, unsocial, dejected, lone, lonesome, solitary, unfrequented ...absent, lacking, lost, nonexistent, wanting...

I think you need a bit more positive space, although I do like the negitive space that your encouraging the eyes to look at because it does give a sense of desolation...

Just a thought..

Good start my friend. :].
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