Letters, Numbers and Glyphs: Chris Rushing

Curator: Cavan Huang
date: November 16, 2012
Categories: Illustration, Typography
Tags: expressive typography, letters, numbers, Type Design, type exploration, Typography

I’ve always been a fan of expressive typography. As a kid, I spent hours drawing whimsical typefaces for fun. So you can imagine my design envy when Chris Rushing began posting his type explorations at Letters, Numbers and Glyphs earlier this year.

I had the pleasure of working with Chris at Time Warner, where he churned out amazing interactive designs. But that was just the tip of his talents. What most impressed me was his ability to take ideas and run with them in all sorts of inspiring directions. These type explorations offer a glimpse into his creative engine. Whether it’s a 3-D maze or an optical illusion of color gradients, each letter and number is a unique expression of form and playfulness.

Perhaps the greatest takeaway from his typographic series is that it doesn’t try to be anything more than just pure design. There was no client or creative brief; it was simply a project he began because he was “feeling rusty” as a designer. And that’s what we all could use a little more of—a drive to stay fresh.

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