Super work! .....unfortunately Im not feeling the bomb and houses thing like ROMAgfx....but Its well made, and I think you've now explained it well Can I be nosey and ask which part you used Zaxworks for?
Thanks for your comment. ProModeler is used for the bevel and extrudes of the letters and the "THE" sign. The control and variety of bevels available in ProModeler are totally customizable and can be exported directly as a C4D file for further customization. The final "b" starts to give you an idea of the bevel ability, but it's hardly pushing the limits of what the software can achieve in a snap.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. In some ways I hate giving my interpretation as it may influence someone else. Keep them from positing their own perfectly valid view. If pushed, I guess I could say that the germ of the idea was thinking of fear of domestic terrorism.
You're welcome my friend. Though, i find it too far fetched. The power of typography is that the connection should be right on. Grabbed instantly by the viewer and usually very simple message. Your interpretation is nice no doubt. Good idea, but just thinking that it doesn't get the typo message across.
As I mentioned, I hesitate to add my interpretation lest it crowd out others. The germ of the idea was simply what began the process. Nothing more. And yes, type of all sorts can make things explicit although it can also be used to great effect to obscure and invite interpretation. Sometimes spoon-feeding obviousness can be hackneyed. James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake," is one of those books where it's certainly all typography, but it is definitely not explicit. The pleasure is the puzzle. And the interpretation. What we see is really how we see. Knowing this, can an artist make something that invites pondering? If you beat the viewer over the head with obvious it may be less interesting. But to say that this is the only way for typography to "be" would pretty much deny the typeset sound poems of dadaism. It's a bit like saying the purpose of painting is to render accurately the visible world, therefore abstraction is invalid.
Now, could it be said that communication has failed because you didn't get exactly what I "meant" to tell you? I suppose so. On the other hand, if my purpose was simply to be provocative, could it be said that my image is successful? Perhaps.
My purpose for illustration is to be provocative enough to get the reader to read the story that it accompanies.
The artwork could have spelled out, "Where's the bomb?" Which I considered. Or, "Oh my god, there could be a bomb anywhere?" or "Think of the destruction a bomb can make, how terrible!" But these are typographical messages I would leave to others to illustrate, as I wouldn't.
Thanks for commenting. The thing about DA is that there should be more back-and-forth. This is what makes this exercise worthwhile.
this is really nice! you put good work into this piece. i love the reflection you gave the bomb and the texture of the letters, of and i almost didnt notice the little bike haha, great detail addition! you got a fav from me.