Customize your letterforms

Nicki Minaj 1
Nicki Minaj 2

Nicki Minaj was on Saturday Night Live last night.

Lori, a student in my typography class last semester, introduced me to her when she did an editorial assignment that featured the rapper. Being of the generation not entirely familar with rap, I find Minaj’s lyrics let’s say … challenging. Does she have a dirty mouth? I can confidently answer yes.

Today I opened V magazine to find a feature on Minaj that involved original letterforms used for the headline and drop initial that were created for the magazine by Alex Trochut, which I greatly enjoyed.

[ V Spring 2011 ]

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    • Lori Kirkpatrick
    • January 31st, 2011

    Hey Max. The treatment to the typography in the headline and drop cap are very interesting and attention-getting. While the treatment expresses Nicki’s somewhat unique personality, it doesn’t take away from the images used. And, once again, you can tell that Nicki can be very subtle or very BIZARRE as I describe her.

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