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New Page Style
6th Feb, 2008

I’ve revamped the style on my concept page, and home page. Eventually I’ll revamp all the pages to this new style, and include some new art concepts and such. To have a look: My Homepage

I wanted something a little different to the web pages I see every day, but there are so many pretty pages from so many talented people it’s hard to be original. So I went back to basics for inspiration and looked at ye olde typography, and then at manuscripts (which seemed appropriate for 40K). I think of the style as ‘modern-manuscript’ which I hope will be seen as tying into the 40K feel (it’s a 40K STC e-paper style ). The design combines modern typography and mediaeval typography. The problem with drop caps in the old style sense is that it jars with our modern expectations, we like our titles! This is disheartening as drop caps are so darn pretty. To get around this combined the two concepts to make ‘drop-cap titles’, where the title has a drop cap: simple. It solves the problem of blending old world and new.

This seems straightforward to me, though after I’ve done it I wondered if I have seen it before, after all someone must have done it somewhere! If not I’m shocked (I hate it when I’m original and didn’t even know it, as people look at me all funny with twinkly eyes and I don’t no what I’ve said to make them that way!)So if you have seen ‘drop cap titles’ on your travels around the net or in a magazine, drop me a line at my gmail address – many thanks!

My 40K Concept Page

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Hearing feedback is very important to me in developing my ideas. Much of my designs are inspired, and crafted, by chatting to fans on forums before snowballing into a full concepts posted on this website. I would like to thank all those who have contributed critiques and participated in discussions over the years. If you would like join in, you are most welcome!

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