A recent post on Understanding the Differences Between Type and Lettering by Joseph Alessio (@alessio_joseph) on Smashing Magazine shared by The Sketchnote Army (@sketchnotearmy) plus Mike Rohde‘s (@rohdesign) illustration of sketchnote type in his book The Sketchnote Handbook got me noticing letters.
In black and white, it’s easy to notice the sculpted tails of each letter and the slanted angle of the stair steps:
Definitely worth a closer look so I spent some time with the coaster and my Tomboy dual flow pens and other tools while “noticing what I noticed” as Lynda Barry teaches:
It may seem odd to find the font in a photography blog. However, noticing what you notice in the Wow! Amazing! Everyday! is a great way to improve your visual eye and photography. Much of photographing is about seeing and not all seeing is noticing. Like Georgia O’Keefe said, “to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”
What did you take the time to see today?
- Better typography for IPython notebooks, now (healthyalgorithms.com)
- Sketchnote Neighborhood Font Find (jenniferhartnetthenderson.wordpress.com)
- The Sketchnote Handbook: A brilliant new guide to visual note taking (mindmappingsoftwareblog.com)