Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blog 10 Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Men of Letters & People of Substance

This is the two facing pages from the book by designer/illustrator Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich entitled Men of Letters & People of Substance.  The entire book consists of text images of important historical and literary figures.  I found this article fascinating and the art that de Cumptich makes with text and a bit of color unbelievable!  The images that de Cumtich created of Truman Capote and James Joyce really capture the facial features of the men themselves.  Of course, I've only seen pictures of them.  But the moody, dark, melancholy of Truman Capote can be seen in the text image as easily as a photograph.  The same can be said for the proud, learned, yet troubled, James Joyce.

Source:  CMYK Volume 47, Interview with Designer/Illustrator Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, pp. 80-83

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to look this book up. It looks interesting to me. This reminds me of Typography 1, I took last year. We had to use type to make a self portrait. I had a lot of fun with that assignment.