The Illusion of Transparency

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it’s time I feel I’m some kind of death machine With skin and muscles and a heart That pumps my blood Time, time, time, time

Black Flag is probably one of the most recognizable brands in American music.  They sort of started the hardcore movement, both musically and visually.  Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, a couple hours south of Henry Rollins birthplace of Washington DC, and home to a sort of vestigial hardcore scene, I saw a lot of the Black Flag logo when I was growing up.

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I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man

I stole my idea for my business card from my friend Bryce who has a stamp with his info that he stamps on used matchbooks.  I thought it would be cool to repurpose all those shitty business cards that are left around all the time by various businesses, laundromats, taxi services, movers, etc.  Like the ones that they just stick way more than anyone wants or needs in the corners of your mailbox or buzzer:

So my idea was to make a stamp that used negative space to imprint my information on top of someone else’s design.  This way I can clean up other people’s bad design, turn it into a cool texture for my card design and save paper.

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Typography

I was finding it hard to form an emotional connection with any of the fonts I was looking at, so I chose to take an easier root and look at fonts that are used by my favorite authors.  The fonts that authors or their designers use often help a reader form a bond with the work of that author.  This turned out to be more difficult than I thought, since it was hard to actually determine what the fonts were in many cases.  MyFonts.com was pretty helpful for this.

The first author I wanted to find was Jean Rhys.

The font used on her books is called Parisian.  Many of her books are set in Paris.  I found this on this woman’s blog about design for for wedding dresses: http://joanneflemingdesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/beautiful-and-damned.html

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