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January 25, 2010
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Commissioned by TIME Magazine. Consists of 12,680 individual characters set in about 20 hours, or 10.5 characters per minute. Includes type from Obama's campaign and branding: Gotham, Knockout No. 48, Gill Sans, and Perpetua.

This was featured on the Table of Contents page of the February 1st, 2010 edition of TIME Magazine (Check it out if you get the chance!)

Check out more on the piece, and more of our Calligram Illustrations, here: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-27
Burdened by ~dylanroscover Also suggested by *Taro13 who says: "Dylan Roscover is a brilliant graphic designer who creates a wide variety of striking digital media pieces. This portrait of Obama uses typography to expertly illustrate the pressure and incredible burdens our president has to deal with while in office. The craftsmanship and composition of this typography portrait is remarkable and definitely deserves a standing ovation"

And by =PatrickRuegheimer: "This is stunning, the use of dark and bright fonts gives this a real great 3D contrast."

What should I say more? Dylan is a young and experienced Text Art designer. Ever since he got his first DD here (which was almost a year ago), tons of people got inspired by him. It's with great honor to give him a Daily Deviation again, and I really recommend you to watch him. I'm sure you'll hear his name even more often in the future. He's a Text Art designer that will never disappoint you! ( Suggested by liadys and Featured by Sander-Seto )
AcronicDesign Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
WalKelly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
rubenantonio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, amazing. Great work.
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Nice..pretty much sums up what Obama has to deal with
ADITYAMITRA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Grate Beautiful Work 
theartisticnerd Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw this on the TIME magazine!!!! Oh my gosh. That's amazing. Hey, Gill Sans! Awesome :D :D :D :D :D :D
Alvinmferrer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
awesome pls pls pls tutorial pls Master Pls
TheGreatAhtnamas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautifully executed! In fact, I'm in a typography class right now, and I have to do some research on a typographic artist that we find interesting, and I'm interested in writing about you and your work. My essays won't get published or anything, but we have to do some typography with info about our artist as well. May I place this image into a "magazine page" that I'm making for class? Again, it won't get published and anyone who reads it will know it's yours. Again, beautiful work, and I really love how he looks troubled, like he has stresses that the people forget about.
grgbbek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
can any one please tell how to create this kind of awesome typography [link]
lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in #ArtHistoryProject's Inspiring Digital Artworks article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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