1.3.09

1000 Heads: the book

1000 Heads is an imaginative collection of illustrations in which the human head experiments the strangest transformations, actions and variations.
Let me guide you in this imaginative, fascinating and mesmerizing trip through the world of symbols, associations and memories.

Description of the book: 158 pages, softcover, 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm, black in white interior, colour cover, available from Lulu.com (in Spain you can also order it from Bubok.)

These are a few selected page spreads of the book (click to see them at bigger size). If you prefer a video preview, I have uploaded a short one at Youtube.




















You can also visit the book page to see an online preview. Or, check out the Youtube short presentation.

All these graphics are also available in digital font format! If you want to create customized designs and illustrations using any of these heads, you only need to get a copy of the dingbats you’ll find at MyFonts.

7.2.09

Head #017: You get what they deserve


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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

6.2.09

Head #016: Minutiae


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20.12.08

Head #015: You can figure it out

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

19.12.08

Head #014: Here, there and everywhere

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

18.12.08

Head #013: Sink it in

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

17.12.08

Head #012: Not just geotagging

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

15.12.08

Head #011: you could have looked elsewhere


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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

Head #010: Olduvai cliff bound


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14.12.08

Head #009: look around carefully


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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

13.12.08

Head #008: Using it isn't necessarily dangerous


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12.12.08

Head #007: let's keep that shut

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

11.12.08

Head #006: so you think you are

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Head #005: up till here

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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

10.12.08

Head #004: the wits in the machine

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9.12.08

Head #003: the grass won't always be greener

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8.12.08

Head #002: slow down, cowboy!


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Usage terms: Creative Commons License

7.12.08

Head #001: dead ends

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26.11.08

About

My sketchbooks are filled with imaginary heads containing all the stuff one could possible think of.

Either as a warm-up exercise, to develop a new idea, or just to have fun for a while, I find myself making variations on the theme all the time.

I have anthologised hundreds of these drawings in the book 1000 Heads. You can see a preview here and get it from Lulu Publishing.

A selection of these peculiar heads, after scanning and cleaning up, were vectorised and published at Typephases as a collection of dingbat fonts called Capsbats (a set of 3 fonts) and Entestats (3 more fonts.)

In this blog I am collecting some these of heads with some further modifications and usually paired with some quote (be it related or not to the image.)

This collection of images is part self-entertainment, part concept visualization. I hope they are inspirational for you and make you think, hopefully sparking some new insight.

If you wish to create your own designs and illustrations with some of these peculiar heads, go on to MyFonts, where you can purchase the font sets containing all of these graphics.