When I set out to create my type castle, I didn’t realize how much fun it would be to find interesting ways to approximate some of the finer bits of detail on Sleeping Beauty Castle. I’m not going to say I did everything the right way… and each time I open it up I find little bits to tweak before going to press, but things shaped up real nice & I’m quite happy with the result.
I thought it might be fun to use a few close up pictures to illustrate some of the detail. You can click on any of them for a larger view.
The first (Top right of this post) is an unique spire on the castle. One of the interesting points is the pattern the shingles make on the roofline where this spire appears. There is another interesting, but very different shingle pattern on the opposide side of the castle as well.
There’s also some fun little details that probably won’t get much attention. This is the Disney crest, that is displayed above the drawbridge, and some cute squirrel gargoyles to the left and right.
In the short while since this site launched, I’ve had basically two kinds of email. The first is the kind I was secretly hoping for, expressing interest in my Magic in Type project. But the second caught me totally by surprise. I’ve actually had several people ask how I created that “Mad Libs” style fill-in-the-blank contact form.
It’s such a simple little thing but it seems to have struck a chord with several website visitors. It feels a little strange to write a whole post about it (as it’s not in any way groundbreaking)… but enough people have inquired, that I thought it might be nice to write up the process.