Hi guys, I'm looking to replicate the above typographical design using illustrator and as a newbie would like to know what would be the best way to tackle this. I know how to add text to shapes but find its very regimented and not as random as the text above, also can you change fonts, size & colours when adding text to shapes? any help would be fantastic.
if there's one thing that should die a death soon it's designs relying on a load of different typefaces thoughtlessly slapped together.
but if you really must it's probably best to keep each word separate and place them by eye, rather than having them all inhabiting a shape. it's not 'random'; you're making a composition here, and judging yourself what fits best where.
I think you are overthinking
If you question is "What is the fastest way to recreate this image with vectors?" The answer is using the Type Tool, type the phrases as separate objects using different fonts and colors matching the image, then arrange them like in the image.
If you question is "Which fonts, sizes, colors, and their arrangement will make the best typographic artwork?" it is like asking "what to create to make the best artwork?" The answer is create whatever you like and let's hope the viewers will think it is the best thing they've ever seen
Ask yourself “Would I really like a handbag like that?”
If the answer is “Yes” the answer is handwork and a good eye with lots of separate type objects and lots of silly fonts.
If the answer is “No” you are probably wasting your time and would do better to think again.
And you’ve probably guessed what answer you would get from me.
What's your objective? Is this a class assignment or something someone sent you and told you to recreate? Do you have to match it exactly? I see the biggest challenge is having the necessary fonts on hand. Then sizing and matching the usage ( i.e., horizontal scale, letterspacing, etc. ). If the above is a bitmap file, use it as a template and draw over it on a separate layer.