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25 years adrift in the creative industry.

I am Adrian Talbot, longstanding Design Director at creative studio Intro. I’m also a type designer selling my wares at Talbot Type; and a photographer, showing my images at Talbot Gallery. T3 is where I post updates of my attempts to stay afloat creatively
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Character Building
19 March 2012

These designs are from a volume of letter collages I’ve created. For each of the characters of the alphabet, I combined three contrasting styles using only solid process colours.






My enthusiasm for letterforms led me into this odyssey. Although there is a widely acknowledged form for each of the 26 letters of our alphabet, the variation that exists in representing these forms intrigues me.

Working only with letterforms that I considered elegant, I wanted to explore the variety in their forms. The overprinting serves to illustrate these differences while creating curious, but attractive hybrid characters at the same time.

I’d like to screenprint some of my favourites. That’s another thing to add to the ‘if I ever have a quiet day’ list.