Monday, December 2, 2013

Quotes from America's Presidents

Recently I read an article on Mediocrity in Design. The author included in his thoughts a quote from former U.S. President Bill Clinton.  The unusual quote started a side web search of other quotes from USA presidents. That led to a search of public domain images that could be used to illustrate various techniques and designs.

Public domain image of President Clinton


Image with quote. Helvetica Nueve.

Portion of image converted to black and white. Corbel font.
Right side of portrait isolated, converted and quote on left. Museo font.

Maybe you prefer a bolder type treatment.

President Kennedy was one of my heroes. Here is one of many public domain images of him, taken in 1963.
Maybe you would have selected the better known "Ask not what your country can do for you. . ." instead.

Here is Gardner's famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Converted to black and white, with a quote
that appeared on Brainyquote.com.

Last but not least is a quote from our current Commander-in Chief. The photo is a newer official portrait from the White House website.

Yes, I kinda like the outer glow effect.
Images and designs for further exploration courtesy of public resources and Photoshop CS6 and CC.

From our last post: updates for Quark 10 and 9 that are more Mavericks and Windows friendly are available at Quark's website.

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