Thursday, September 16, 2010

My copy on the left, original on the right.
This poster is called "Birth of the Cool" by Cornel Windlin from the Swiss poster collection.
I posted earlier my submission "etre illustre'" however this was my first choice but it became too difficult so I put it aside and tried a different one. I went back to it hoping to have a new perspective , I'm a photoshop beginner so I'm trying to gain more experience. This one gave me a tough time trying to match the font, I must have tried every font in elements and its still not a perfect match. I also wasn't sure how to get the black markings found over some of the white areas. Its not a perfect match but I thout I'd share anyway.


  1. Don't worry about getting a perfect match... it is learning from the spirit of how type was used that is important. I see you figured out how to make an umlaut... I'm impressed.

    The legibility of the bottom copy is better than the original so in my mind you improved on it....

  2. Great job on this Jen... I love this poster