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Welcome to the March Typography Challenge, No. 43! by heathert.
Well! You guys all worked really, really hard last month to identify fonts that looked nice and retro. This month, easy challenge–make a layout where the title type expresses what kind of weather you’re dealing with! Are you winding down from summer and having some gray, rainy blah? Are you gearing up from winter and having some gray, rainy blah? Are you stuck in the polar vortex with no means of escape? Do you live in a desert and everything is dusty and dry? Whatever it is, let me see it!
As always, dafont.com is one of my favorite websites for fun and free fonts, in case you don’t have the perfect font in your drawer yet. I mean, on your hard drive. (Note: purely type-created wordart can work here as well–see Dady’s example below!) You can do pretty much whatever you want as long as it’s weather-/season-related. Just make sure you explain your reasoning behind your typeface choice (describe what the weather or season makes you think of, then show how the typeface–as you’ve used it in your title–makes your point).
And of course the title must be–if not the focus of your page–at least the 2nd thing people want to look at!
Here are a few examples:
Dady used some fun wordart that reminds me of puddles splashing, or raindrops flying in her “Rain” layout:
I also picked Janedee’s page, “Roger’s Pass.” She talks about how snowy it is during the winter. When I think “winter,” I think of cold (and therefore thin, shriveled up); I think also of snow, and how it hides features of the environment. For these reasons, the font she chose (Undo, perhaps?) is perfect–it’s very thin and worn down, with parts missing, and altogether very cold-looking. Perfect for this wintry layout!
Finally, here is a page by Keley Lopes, called “Summer.” I think the typeface she picked is perfectly suited to the summer she’s showing in her layout: a bit light-hearted (see the swirl on the S), and very much a time of sun and waves–the “umm” letters in “summer” look like cute, bouncy waves, don’t they!
We’re having unseasonable warm and Spring-y weather out here on the West Coast, and flowers are popping out all over the place. Spring always makes me feel silly and fun, too–hence all the silly swirls and girlish loops! =) (I did separate the shadow and the type, and then transformed the type so it would look like it was sort of arching off the page. For fun, I guess!)
Layout by heathert.
Welcome to the March Random Challenge by Scrapmemories
Dare to Dream – creating a digital vision board
Two months have passed since the year began. I know it sounds so cliché but it fits- “where does the time go?”. Two months and I still haven’t started that fitness routine I promised I would begin in the new year. Two months and I still haven’t uncluttered the corners of my house. Nothing motivates one more than putting your goals in print. Adding a visual element makes it more impactful.
This month we are going to create a motivational board also known as a vision board. Pick an area that you want to change in your life whether it be getting in shape, dreams that have been shelved or traveling to places you have always wanted to go to. Use anything that inspires a collage of words and pictures depicting your dreams and goals. Add quotes or power words for impact. Most of all have fun!!!
Rather than explaining what to do, I’d rather show you. Here is my first sample:
Digital vision board by Scrapmemories.
Artsy digital vision board by Scrapmemories.