A quickly composed entry for the What the Font design assignment…
Even as a kid I had a thing for the James Bond movie- I am not quite sure what parental supervision I was receiving. I had this little 007 car with petals I rode up and down the sidewalk- I cant say what connection the car had to the movie, but it had the logo on it.
I also at some point got a toy 007 briefcase. Inside were all kind of Q like gadgets (if Q built them all out of plastic), but the best was the outer edge of the case where you could load a rubber ended dart, and use a button on top of the briefcase to fire it.
And oh yeah, I still have my Matchbox sized Aston Martin, even with the button the ejects a little man out of the passenger seat.
No, I never got the James Bond Ken and Barbie set– dolls were not my thing.
So yeah, I wish we had video games ’cause I was not getting enough violent play as a 9 year old.
Just kidding. I loved (and still love) most the early Bond flicks, Dr No, From Russia With Love, Gold Finger…. and somehow all of the sexual innuendos went miles over head. It was the sauve coolness, it was the gadgets, it was the bond snark I liked.
Anyhow, I thought the 007 movie logo – the 007 lettres where the “7” made for the handle of a gun, would be fun. I surfed for Bon quotes to try and bend, fol spindle, warp, into the shapes (I put a layer with the logo in for a base, turned layer transparency up, and tried to twist the words around to fit.
It’s not very eloquent, would like to get more practice at text shaping.
The post "License to Font" was originally pulled like taffy through a needle's eye at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2011/02/license-to-font/) on February 17, 2011.