The first two newsletters of this year explored the use of Fonts and Nephew Art - both of which initiated much discussion. Catch up on them here.
So can a picture convey a thousand words? And how can you use it wisely?
Fonts are fun, but the use of too many of them in one piece can confuse the message. Words can lose their meaning and fail to get the message across. Think about your sentence . . .if your message is serious, then a font like that used here for the word 'more' will contradict the meaning. 'More' is indicative of fun fairs, carnivals and circuses - and the font will convey more about your event or brand than any word will. Fonts can turn a word into a kind of picture.
But if you want something DIFFERENT - so why not use the plethora of free software out there to change the image you have taken yourself? (At this point, you might want to grab a Facebook savvy teenager!). There is a fabulous little free programme on www.cartoonize.net which turns any image into a cartoon one - ideal for the internet. Although these effects might seem to be best for internet based media, we can work with outlines in block vinyl cutting. So if you have a favourite full colour picture, don't immediately discard the idea of a vinyl cut image - we might well surprise you and prove very effective on the side of a vehicle.