Type Project: Dada Poster

with Nigel French
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Type Project: Dada Poster
Video duration: 0s 25m 50s Intermediate


The Dada art movement rejected logic and reason, and instead embraced nonsense, irrationality, and disharmony. While the movement did not stand the test of time, Dada's legacy lives on in literature, visual arts, and graphic design. In this installment of Type Project, Nigel French shows you how to resurrect this "anti-art" style and build a Dada-esque typography treatment. As with the other courses in the series, he shows you how to choose fonts and color palettes appropriate to the time period and how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to recreate the style for a modern age. These techniques include simulating imperfect baselines, creating an overprint effect, and adding texture.

Want more inspiration? Check out Nigel's Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/nigelfrench/dada-typography/.



- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Nigel French. In this episode of the Type Project series, we'll use Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator to create a typographic treatment in a style inspired by Dada. An influential avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century. In doing so, we'll look at choosing stylistically appropriate type faces and colors, and how to apply several useful techniques. All of which have applications beyond creating Dada inspired type.

These include using the Touch Type tool to simulate imperfect base lines. Making an overprint effect. And adding texture. Let's get started.

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