Posts Tagged ‘Typography’

The Typographic Universe

The Typographic Universe

For 33 years Steven Heller was an art director at the New York Times. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department and Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs. Together with former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine Gail Anderson they wrote The Typographic Universe (Thames & Hudson, …

Fonts Created By Homeless People

Fonts Created By Homeless People

Homelessfonts is the first website to let you buy fonts created by homeless people. This initiative aims to bring some dignity to the life of homeless people and raise awareness of this issue, which affects more and more people. “Homelessfonts.org was set up as a ground-breaking scheme which joins the artistic side with social commitment. …


Truus Humanistic Sans Font Design

Truus Humanistic Sans Font Design

Truus (Single User License $70) is a humanistic sans and 2-set family in 3 weights. The font design Truus Truant is inspired by Vilem Flussers’s book Writing. Is there a Future for Writing? and was originally drawn with the witch pen. The application and removing of the feather is characteristic and translates Flusser’s thoughts of …

Super-Large Typo Projected On Buildings

Super-Large Typo Projected On Buildings

As part of her MFA thesis Chicago-based designer Audra Hubbell wanted to explore the visual power of large-scale typography. "I experimented with letters in a way that was not restricted by the page or the computer screen. My goal was to utilize the urban Chicago surroundings as compositional elements," explains Hubbell her project Letters at Large. …

Graphic Design That Reflects The Essence Of The Music

Graphic Design That Reflects The Essence Of The Music

Single System by Carlos Bermúdez, a graphic designer at Mucho, is an experimental project with a speculative profile that investigates the possibility of moving away from the visual prejudices and figurative representations in the Graphics universe of music. Taking the quote by Joseph Müller Brockmann as its starting point, "Music is invisible and we therefore …


How Do You Look At Broken Type?

How Do You Look At Broken Type?

Broken typeface is full of prejudice refering to the Nazi Regime. Begin to think about the unique character of broken type with its great attention to detail. This type study is a student project by Filip Triner where he had to figure out a way how to promote broken type. "My intention is to change …

A Magazine About Designer Deseases

A Magazine About Designer Deseases

25 year old German graphic designer and illustrator Jana Rauthenstrauch just finished her Masters' degree in Wuerzburg at the University of Applied Science. This magazine is about the five commonest elicitors of designer deseases. It deals with the causes of why creatives are robbers, fellow travellers, perfectionists, denglish speakers, robbers and why they are always …

Sawdust - Experimental Typography And Clean, Clear Communication

Sawdust – Experimental Typography And Clean, Clear Communication

Sawdust, an independent design duo based in London, is the award-winning creative partnership of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton. Their approach in design has earned them a worldwide reputation for creating visually striking work that is thoughtful, innovative and meticulously crafted. The studio picked their name because of its associations with carpentry and craftsmanship: "It’s about …


‘Fossilized’ Typeface By Andreas Scheiger

‘Fossilized’ Typeface By Andreas Scheiger

"The discovery of fossilized letters brings new light into evolution of man." This might be the latest design news headline. Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger has created an intriguing ‘fossilized’ typeface that looks like they have just been excavated. "I remember that in primary school we tinkered 'our own fossil' with gypsum, leaves and twigs. With …

Free Photolettering App From House Industries

Free Photolettering App From House Industries

The free downloadable app Photolettering lets you create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House Industries. You can take a picture or import one from your camera roll. Then scale, rotate and crop your photo with finger gestures and select your lettering style from the Photolettering collection of original House Industries …

Process Journal – Independent Journal Of Graphic Design

Process Journal – Independent Journal Of Graphic Design

Process Journal ($25 AUD) is a quarterly released graphic design publication produced in Melbourne Australia. The magazine is dedicated to capturing beautiful work in print, stepping back and allowing the design to do the talking. And … the aim of the journal is to not only serve as a source of inspiration for designers and …


Works That Work, ‘A Magazine Of Unexpected Creativity’

Works That Work, ‘A Magazine Of Unexpected Creativity’

After a year of preparation, designer Peter Biľak and his team of Typotheque foundry just released the first issue of Works That Work (digital edition roughly $11, hard copy roughly $21.50). The magazine wants to examine often ignored areas of design. As Biľak puts it, "one of the fundamental assertions of Works That Work is …

Just Add Beautiful Custom Typography To Your Photo With Over

Just Add Beautiful Custom Typography To Your Photo With Over

Simply take a photo with your iPhone's camera, then add beautiful custom typography to your photo with Over ($1.99), in whatever typeface and color you choose and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram. Create inspirational or even informational images to share quickly and easily. As you can see in the image above by Sam …


Bright! Typography Between Art And Illustration

Bright! Typography Between Art And Illustration

Language and text are all around us. We perceive them both consciously and unconsciously. They provide us with information, convey images, awaken desires. Typography, or the arrangement of print in a specific manner, is, for many artists, more than simply a visualization of language. Typography is a source of fascination to the creative world because …

Hand To Type – Scripts, Hand-Lettering And Calligraphy

Hand To Type – Scripts, Hand-Lettering And Calligraphy

Hand To Type (Gestalten, ISBN 978-3-89955-449-6, $55) is a beautiful compilation of hand-made and digital scripts that showcases the beauty of handwritten letterforms. The 240 pages book by editors Middendorp, Hellige and Klanten features work by some of today’s most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the …

Interview: Mark Van Bronkhorst, Type Designer

Interview: Mark Van Bronkhorst, Type Designer

MVB Fonts is a type foundry founded by Mark van Bronkhorst in San Francisco in 1991, now located on the opposite side of the bay in Albany, California. Van Bronkhorst creates digital fonts for designers, and custom fonts for magazines and corporations. PROFILE Name: Mark van Bronkhorst Age: 47 Studio: Berkeley, California Profession: Type Designer …


Typographic Chess Set

Typographic Chess Set

"Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency." – Raymond Chandler Typographic Chess Set (limited-edition of 50 sets, roughly $445) has been created by UK-based designer Jim Sutherlands from hat-trick design. The set is based on chess notation (K for King, Q for Queen, etc.). The laser cut pieces–ranging from …

Stylishly Destroy The Web With This HTML 5 Bomb

Stylishly Destroy The Web With This HTML 5 Bomb

fontBomb is an html 5 bomb (works best in Safari), to stylishly blow up the web. Philippe-Antoine Lehoux made this wonderful Javascript/CSS experiment to transform any text on websites into bursts. To blow up other websites, drag and drop this gadget link fontBomb to your favorites bar, once it sits there just activate the countdown …

Try FontShop Fonts Directly In Photoshop

Try FontShop Fonts Directly In Photoshop

Fonts + Photo + Shop = Fontshop to Photoshop. The FontShop plugin (BETA) provides a simple way to try out any FontShop font directly inside your own artwork. The plugin allows designers to experiment with 150.000 font variations, and to show different typographic options to their clients before actually purchasing anything. If you work with …


Type For Type And Get The edding 850 Font by Büro Destruct

Type For Type And Get The edding 850 Font by Büro Destruct

"An edding can write on anything." Thanks to the new Büro Destruct font "edding 850" it even keeps that promise on your computer. End of story? Quite the opposite, actually: Together with Hamburg based ad agency "kempertrautmann" and "shift" this idea is the core of a new campaign «Type-For-Type.com» for the german brand «edding» – …

Type Matters!

Type Matters!

What does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! (Merrell Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-8589-4567-5, $29.95) by graphic designer and a senior lecturer (Staffordshire University) is a must-have for every serious typographer and anyone who wants to dig deeper into the …

LAIKA A Dynamic Typeface

LAIKA A Dynamic Typeface

Type has always been something static and to be honest, not much has changed in this field. Michael Flückinger and Nicolas Kunz wanted to change this and engaged themselves in this beautiful thesis about dynamic typeface. What they came up with is simply entitled LAIKA, a font that can seamlessly use the whole spectrum of …