How Bram Vanhaeren turned an idea every day into typographic designs
21-year-old digital artist fashion illustration and urban type art. His latest project is to produce regular type-based artworks based on positive quotes, under the banner of An Idea Everyday.
We caught up with Bram to find out more about the project.
DA:What prompted you to do this?
BV:"It was a normal Sunday afternoon when I wanted to share an idea with some friends. But I knew I had to come up with a different approach then just using paper. When you give your idea strong typography and visuals, people will find it easier to understand and remember. I can share my ideas, quotes I find interesting and lyrics with everyone in a way I really like."
DA:How do you choose the quotes?
BV:"I have many quotes saved in a notebook, quotes that mean a lot to me and are part from my lifestyle. Other quotes comes from the daily life as a young graphic designer, such as movies I saw the other night. And amazing songs I find. I've always been looking for these new or vintage items. Now I finally found a way to share it with people."
DA:How do you choose the typefaces?
BV:"I have some favourite fonts, but for 50% of these artworks. I've been creating my own typography. There is no good recipe, it's all about feeling and what you like."
DA:What's the key to creating a harmonious mix of type, graphics and photography?
BV:"You have to like what you do. I stopped thinking about what other people might think, since I will never know. It's my journey and I have to trust myself I do my very best every single time. I believe if you do your best and you believe in your work. There is no chance your project will fail on you. Once I've lost the fun and I don't like it anymore, I will stop immediately."
DA:How do you find the time to do this?
BV:"I always tell myself, if you have no time, make time. If you can't do something, learn how to do it. If you really want to do something, you will find a way. And with this project I challenged myself not to work more then one hour on this project. January will be a busy month with school, I hope I can do 2-3 ideas every week. But once examinations are over, I will be back everyday. For sure."
DA:What personally have you got out of doing the project?
BV:"More then I expected, it's really amazing so far. I started this project with some small intentions, challenged myself and have fun. Then I learned how to use social media in a way I never tough I would ever use it. People are actually sharing ideas with their friends and my Facebook page turned into a small community. Which is amazing! As a young graphic designer/artist all these little things means so much."
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