Gotham’s black uppercase ‘G’

As people, it is very common to enjoy simple things. A nice smoked piece of meat, a great song, a sip of freshly squeezed juice. Basically, anything that is good to us. I get to enjoy these things, but I also things such as the shape of a letter. This might sound strange to some people, but for designers and other like minded folks, this is pretty standard. We all have a few favourite fonts but when it comes to letters, it is a different story. I love Gotham Black’s uppercase G!

I remember the first time I saw that letter. It was in a documentary by French filmmaker Jean-Baptiste de Laubier entitled “Hooligan Disco”. The font was used on a black background in between sharp cuts of Para One’s US touring footage. It was there to introduce the viewer to the upcoming chapter. As simple as it was, I witnessed it’s extreme efficiency and was instantly blown away!

From that point on, I did my best to hunt down that font until I got it’s name. Gotham. A font named after the imaginary city of Batman was amazing to me. Actually, it still is! This is why knowing it’s name filled me with great joy!
I was still a student at the time, and couldn’t afford to pay hundreds of dollars for a font. I managed to “acquire” a copy of it through a friend’s friend. Once I installed it, I opened Illustrator and typed in the words “Gotham City” in Gotham Black. I remember staring at the capital G. Trying to understand it. Analyse it. I couldn’t break the reason why it is so perfect. Eventually, I gave up and realised that some things aren’t meant to be decoded and understood. Some things are just meant to be admired.

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Can’t wait!

MADLIBGIG

A few weeks ago, I saw a gig announcement on spotify and told my girlfriend that I was getting tickets no matter what. She agreed even more once I told her for what gig they were. They are for the one of the greatest hip-hop producers and multi-instrumentalists. He goes by the name of Madlib. I went back on several ticket booking websites and realized that the gig wasn’t sold out. I don’t understand why and decided to make a little poster/animated gif to promote that rare event! If you want to discover one of the major hip-hop artists and get to see Jerimiah Jae, Moire and Kutmah, just click the poster above.

Now, just like for the Bad Bad Not Good fake poster, I didn’t/don’t/won’t sell this design because it features an image that isn’t mine. If you are the photographer of that Madlib portrait, please, email me if you have a problem with me having fun with your photo.

Have a sound day.

Bad Bad Very Good!

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Bad Bad Not Good lately, and just found out that they will be playing at Xoyo London on Thursday the 6th of May. I decided to have fun and make a little flyer for that special occasion.

You can purchase tickets by clicking on the actual flyer.

Note to the photograph of the original picture: I didn’t/don’t/won’t sell this design. Email me if you have a problem with me having fun with your photo.