Flashback Friday-Art Journaling 101: Creative Use of Typography in Digi Art Journaling-Conclusion June 24 2016, 0 Comments

Over the years we've been fortunate to have Julie Ann Shahin share some wonderful art journaling series with the TB&CO readers.  We will be re-posting some of them here on this blog.  Please note these may be altered from the original posts to update links, provide information on newer programs, etc.  The following is the conclusion of a fabulous post on typography.  If you missed the earlier posts in the series you can read them here: Part OnePart Two.  Enjoy!

I believe many of us in this industry collect fonts as a passion.  Tangie has picked up on this passion when she started her Foundry with her own fonts for sale.  Not only that, she has given exclusive video tutorials on how to make the most of these fonts in art journaling to the Art Journal Caravan™ Workshop 2011  (now available as a self-study workshop) to watch at your own pace.  Today let’s look at some of the talented Art Journal Caravan members and Studio Tangie Creative Team members, and how they’ve made the most of typography and font use.  We’ll see the use of rhythm, energy, repetition and scale.  We’ll see the use of contrasting fonts, casual fonts and fonts used for readability.  We’ll see text paths, text circles and fonts that guide your eye through the design.  We’ll see fonts that offer mood, hierarchy and emphasis.  We’ll see fonts with a crackled effect, decorative fonts and handwritten fonts. Also we’ll see typography and fonts that break all the rules!  Here we go….

This page by sparklyduck75 is a great example of several types of typography, in my opinion: {decorative font, scale, and rhythm.}

Credits: AJC 2011 Parcels 1 and 1335, 33, and 15; AJC 2011 Grab Bag; Fonts: Tangie’s Chesire, 2peas_PlatformShoes, TypicalWriter 

This page by SpunMonkey has fonts that vary a distinct font with a neutral font.

Credits: What I Love to Do a collab by Tangie Baxter and Re Kneipp; Font: Tangie Baxter's Jabberwock.  

This page by gerryglow demonstrates a great use of a bold {handwritten} font.

Credits: BG and elements Happy to Be Me by Tangie Baxter. Doll is Happy Girl from Wish Bliss Studios.

Below page by tarhtur demonstrates {emphasis} with the different fonts for the words "courage" and "dreams".

Credits: Swirl Brush by KPeriet, Chicken (unknown); Font: Tangie Baxter's Jabberwock, Idolwild.  

I love this page by wanderer for her use of {warped text}, {text circles} and {sunburst text placement}.

Credits: image designed by me on Marvel.com, recolored in PhotoshopGlitter: Trixie ScrapsBackground: Tommys Garage by Studio Gypsy; Fonts: Pea Tonya, Pea Danley,Pea NJH Script, Pea Chit’s Bits, Pea Bhea Script, & Pea Teran from Fonts for Peas.  

This last page by SpunMonkey uses a journaling font for {readability}.

Credits: Tangie Baxter's Seaside Art Dolls, Bee True, Various Collage Fodder Sheets, Painted Grunge Papers, Curious Adventures; Clementine Design's Eleanor’s Avenue; Crowabout StudioB's Funky Birds and Borders, More Wild Things, Borders and Bits, Odds and Ends, Dirty Alpha; Sherrie JD's Body Farm; Teesha’s Land of Odd Teesha Moore's Collage Sheets.

This is a very interesting infographic by Noodlor, and blogged about in detail by Cliff Kuang here. I thought if you are interested in learning more about typography, this would be a great place to start!

I hope you enjoyed this re-post of Julie Ann Shahin's series on Typography. See you next Flashback Friday!                           

[posted by: Joy]