Typeface Portrait of Steve Jobs

Typeface Portrait of Steve Jobs

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Taryn Williford
May 15, 2009

Apple fanboys and typographers, this one's for you. Florida Designer Dylan Roscover created this portrait of the Apple co-founder using only lines of type. It get's extra geeky when you realize that the type is words and phrases from Apple's "Here's to the Crazy Ones" Think Different ad campaign from the '90s, all rendered in Apple-related fonts — Motter Tektura, Apple Garamond, Myriad, Univers, Gill Sans, and Volkswagen AG Rounded...

Over at the Cult of Mac, where we first spotted this work, Dylan has detailed all that it took to create his masterpiece:

"I used Adobe Illustrator and the Pen tool to trace his facial contours the way I figured they would make sense, one by one using the Type on a Path tool for each path.

The larger lines of type were hand-kerned character-by-character to fit accordingly. Near completion I used the Magic Wand tool to select areas of text and apply gradual shading.

Everything was composited in Adobe Photoshop as a smart object to give it that deep blue effect and the background [Apple Logo] + texture.

In total it look about 24 hours to complete during three days with no sleep (class assignment)."

Check out the full-size work here at Deviant Art.

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