Just some thoughts today, was messing around in Gimp earlier trying to sort something out, but I just can’t draw in that program, so until I get Inkscape back up and running I guess I’m a little stuffed.
I’ve had one of those days where I really want to do something, but just can’t seem to. I swear I’m most creative somewhere around 10pm, which isn’t always the most ideal.
Trying to work on a font and got some very rough ideas sketched out. The idea is based on modern pop music. Whilst I was in South Africa one of the artists (for want of a better word at the moment) that my friends there really liked was Nicki Minaj. I couldn’t stand her and I hate the way that part of the music industry is heading.
Stupid Ho is my first idea. I want it to be a font that would be used by pop stars that cover up the lack of any talent with music.
The font would be based on Comic Sans because there is a font that is popular and overused without any thought as to why or appropriateness but also because it’s clownish and the fact that it’s mass produced makes it slightly worthless. The hand inked comic lettering is something I’m a huge fan of, but taking that and sticking it into something as rigid as a mechanical font just rips the heart out of it.
One of the features would be large bowls for the letters, because bigger is better. *wink*
I want to shade some of the v and the w because it’s an easy way to draw attention to itself. Think about it.
The idea is to turn the comic sans into a script font though, cover up the ugliness of the comic sans font with something that’s supposed to be beautiful and if it’s not bastardised actually has a real beauty about it.
Hopefully once I’m done it will come across as something that is gaudy, forced, monotonous but might look well produced in a beautifully ugly way. Terrifying? Sexy? In the worst possible way.
Something I’ve been contemplating a lot recently is beginnings and ends, with moving back from South Africa last year and arriving in the UK without any real prospects or leads it’s given me time to think.
I truly believe that an end is just another way of saying beginning.
I just wanted to show a little of how I refine my writing. My original phrase for it was going to be.
Don’t spend too much time staring at a door that has closed or you will miss the one that is opening.
1st revision: If you spend too much time looking at the door that has shut you will miss the one opening.
2nd revision: Spend too much time staring at the shut door and you’ll never see the new ones opening.
3rd revision: Spend too much time staring at the door that just shut and you’ll miss the one that’s opening.
Just want to apologise quickly for the style of the blog changing all the time. I’m trying to hit on a style of setting it out that I’m happy with. Trying not to make big changes at a time though. Heck you probably wouldn’t have even noticed if I hadn’t said anything.
So what do you think? Let me know if you want, always happy to hear from whoever is reading.
Am I the only one who’s brain doesn’t seem to kick in till late night by the way? Do you have your own creative time?