Edward Rucha is a type artist from California who was born in the late thirties. His famous pieces are painted even though they look like graphics. I'm amazed that his random sayings and beautiful backgrounds go so well together.
The sites, typeeverything.com and fromupnorth.com are two of my favorite places for inspiration when it comes to over-the-top type. These sites demand that the font be the focus of the message. Like a good design student, I decided to give this theory a try and make a type print.
Although this was my first try, the beginning step in making a type poster is to find a saying or quote that you like. I guess some artists may start with the font or context first, but for starters, I focused on the words. As an advertising student, the 'message' is the most important part to any design.
Once I chose my saying, I began sketching the layout so that my words would fit nicely together. This also allowed me to think about what I wanted the most important words to be. When I was done with this, I began choosing my fonts and sizing the typography. This is certainly a simpler version of the posters on typeeverything.com, but I feel like it matches my style.