A couple days ago, while musing about Helvetica, I said the following:
For all my Helvetica obsession, I have yet to make a successful design using it.
Perhaps that would be a good challenge for me; to make a simple and excellent design using Helvetica.
Yet, for any good challenge, one needs a worthy opponent…
Shortly thereafter, I recieved a reply from my friend and fellow ladyscout, Miss Aimee Thorne.
I accept your challenge and hereby raise the stakes.
You can only use helvetica black 72 point + 14 pt + 6 pt. You have to use all three, and only all three. The design will rest on color, typespacing and visual flow, and that is it. no rule lines (this is why i am saying 6 pt, you can use a font that small to your advantage) no images, no textures, no photoshop filters. letterforms and color. that’s it.
I will throw both images when you are done on my webserver (to confuse the masses) and we can have people vote on your blog and on flickr (we both post a side by side of the two.)
I need a challenge these days as well.
hop to it.
So there you have it, kids!
Watch this space on monday to see how it goes! We will be voting blind…so no biases in play.