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Advice please, wordplay brief.

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by LouiseJane, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. LouiseJane

    LouiseJane New Member

    I've just been set a brief to do with wordplay, phrases and figures of speech.
    The general idea is to end up with a book designed in vain of an artist whom uses alot of wording in their work.

    Basically i have a few ideas, researched a few designers so far but i was wondering if anyone knows of any designers or artists who directly use figures of speech in their work.

  2. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I can't offer up an artist who specializes in this kind of thing but this is basically the old board game/80s newspaper puzzle 'Dingbats', isn't it?
  3. Cartoon Logos

    Cartoon Logos Member

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  4. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I was thinking along the lines of Tim Vine*... verbal puns illustrated.


    Nuclear submarines for supper. (Fission ships.... fish and chips)

    Played for a policeman's wedding yesterday. His colleagues clapped along to Mamma Mia - rather accurately. Good to have so many bobbies on the beat....

    *He's Lee Mack's sidekick in 'Not going Out'
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Sam Winston does some great typographic art with stories.

    Sam Winston : Home

    Also, look into visual poetry/concrete poetry (got some on my Pinterest board). These are also sometimes referred to as 'typestracts', and are poems that focus on the placement of type to create meaning, rather than the actual content.
  6. LouiseJane

    LouiseJane New Member

    Thanks so much for your help.

    There all really interesting sources thanks alot.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    No problem. Good luck with it!
  8. Katy Blackham

    Katy Blackham New Member

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