Going by loads of pieces when browsing deviantArt, I don't really think about which pieces I view. I just notice the colours - and the composition. Cause when you look at pictures at a distance this is mostly what you'll notice.
Working with especially typography this is really what it's all about. Colours, but especially composition. I haven't read books about og studied typography, but in this article I'll try and share my thoughts on how to create a beautiful typographic piece using different pick-outs as examples.
This guide is mostly for beginners but hopefully people who has more experience with typography can find it helpfull as well.
Phase 1: Brainstorm and inspiration
Some people can more or less effortless come up with great ideas, whereas some need to force them. The first thing I do is I'm taking a clean piece of paper and a pensil. I imagine the paper as my canvas in Photoshop and then I start drawing: Shapes, patterns, letters - whatever pops into my mind. Just sha