For my second postcard I have to pick something or an event from the history of typography. Since my font that I was assigned with was quite modern I chose to do something much more ancient in order to have a bit more contrast between my two designs choices. I looked at several sources to help me get some inspiration and to pick a subject.
After looking at several events or developments of interest I narrowed down my choices to 4 options:
- Egyptian Hieroglyphs
- Greek Alphabet
- Aztec or Mayan hieroglyphs
I found myself looking at mainly hieroglyphs as seen above, I think it would be a good option for my historical postcard as it would show a drastic change from modern typography and also these incredibly intricate hieroglyphs would help make the design its self. I could either use a found photograph on the internet which wouldn’t not be my ideal choice as I don’t like the idea of using somebody else’s work, or Illustrate my own symbols or hieroglyphs using illustrator.