Charlie Harvey

Design and photography

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  • Font of the month

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    I developed an interest in typography some time around the time when computers first started to be able to display characters in different typefaces. It has grown into something of an obsession, especially since watching the wonderful Helvetica documentary a few years back. There are so many grea

  • Tip: Make a distressed font with GIMP

    The other day I had need to make a sort of distressed/grungy/textured looking font using The GIMP. You know the kind of thing. A little googling bought up Grunge texture text from, which got me most of the way towards the effect I wanted. This video is my simplified version of t

  • Tip: Selective Focus Effect with GIMP

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    Selective focus tilt/shift photographs can create an amazing toytown feel to them. I’ve used a lensbaby composer to similar effect, for example in my photo set Toytown, but the true master of the art in my opinion is Olivio Barbieri, whose work is truly stonking. Well, the thing is th