Friday, February 17, 2012

Cheshire Cat Typographic Portrait

Something we all love about Disney is its classic characters. We all grew up watching them save the day, sing songs, and fight brave battles. One of my favorite characters is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. His grinning, whimsical character design is just as appealing to the rest of the great visuals in the film. When I was assigned to do a typographic portrait for my typography class, the Cheshire Cat was a pretty easy descision.

A total of 689 characters from the Bembo font make up the grinning cat. I picked Bembo because its known for its playfulness and usage in children's books. In fact, Bembo appeared as the body text of one of the first editions of Lewis Carroll's "Alice Through the Looking Glass".
Hopefully this won't be the last of this type of poster. Although it's quite time consuming, they're really fun to make!