Type: Marcus King, Jamal Gunn Becker & more from California

Student Marcus King and Photographer Joy Wong of Art Institute of North Hollywood won a Platinum Award in Typography3 for the above (left) poster design, which promotes the event “Rock at the Aquarium.” In order to draw attention, “each poster had an element of rock and roll combined with aquatic imagery because the venue is the Aquarium of the Pacific.” For added tactility and engagement with the audience, “passersby can engage with the poster by plugging their headphones into any of the outlets on the poster to sample the various songs that will be played at the venue.”

The decorative typeface design beside it was entered to the current Typeface Design competition by Jamal Gunn Becker for his client, skateboard brand HOCKEY. They “began with a wide field of reference which ranged from old boxing movie titles of cinemas golden age to the early drawings of Charles Schultz,” and ultimately the “client resolved to use a bold collegiate phoenix letter alphabet for a more buttoned down look.”

The serif typeface design above (left), titled “Falcon SR,” was designed by Brian A Toth of Foundry 73 in San Francisco. The poster beside it was submitted by ARSONAL to promote Vikings, season 4 for the History Channel. A Graphis Master and multi-Platinum and Gold Award-winning firm, ARSONAL successfully created a piece of art that conveyed both the characters’ internal struggles along with the violence to come in the show.
There isn’t much time left to submit your work to the Typography4: Typeface Design and Type in Use competitions! Enter your work before it’s too late!