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August 15, 2017
Typography and lettering inspiration collection
Typography and lettering inspiration collection

A round-up of inspiring typographic designs by various designers. Above: an ambigram with the word USA, designed by Sergey Yakovenko. A stunning illustrated poster for the Wizard of Oz, a project by Kyle Letendre. SevenSeven, a gorgeous typographic logo by Miklos Kiss. A nice digital sketch by Jordan Metcalf. Wahoo’s Fish Taco, mosaic typography by […]

July 29, 2017
Surreal 3D Typography Project by GRAZA
Surreal 3D Typography Project by GRAZA

GRAZA’s surrealist alphabet is a nice introspection on the shapes of nature and the creation of letters. Designed with 3D software, the work shows how far you can go with digital creation techniques.

June 29, 2017
Spectral: the first parametric font by Prototypo
Spectral: the first parametric font by Prototypo

To launch their first parametric font, designed with their partner Production Type, Prototypo created a pretty cool interactive demo website for Spectral. Opening up to a new era of type design, the parametric font technology allows to work with responsive characters improving creativity and exploring new shapes. Make custom unique fonts, stronger design identities and […]

June 17, 2017
Graphic design work by Everyday Practice
Graphic design work by Everyday Practice

The Korean design studio, founded by Kwon Joonho, Kim Kyung-chul and Kim Eojin, regularly works for Cultural institutions and has a collaborative approach to design. They work primarily in the field of graphic design, but also like to experiment with other types of design. You can discover more of their work on their portfolio website.

June 4, 2017
Fauxsaics by Nick Misani
Fauxsaics by Nick Misani

When he is not at his day job as a senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd, Nick Misani keeps designing and works on his personal projects. The most noticeable of these side projects is probably Fauxsaics, a collection of typographic prints that simulate the mosaics effect.

May 24, 2017
The May Bundle: Over 70 Fonts for just $29
The May Bundle: Over 70 Fonts for just $29

The month of May is coming to an end soon, and if you missed this impressive font bundle by our friends of The Hungry JPEG, it will be gone forever next month. In the bundle, for just $29, you’ll find over 70 high-quality fonts of all styles, pretty much a full font library for a […]

March 31, 2017
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures

In the “unusual typefaces” family, a new kid has appeared: Army of Artists. The font was designed by Landor, a design consultancy with offices around the globe. The concept font takes the first letter of famous artists’ signatures and uses it to represent one letter of the alphabet, a clever way to celebrate the artists’ individuality.

March 23, 2017
Bad design can have dramatic consequences: the video
Bad design can have dramatic consequences: the video

Bad design can have dramatic consequences. It will not be too hard to convince readers of this blog of it, but in the population at large, it’s not as obvious as it looks. This short video by Vox makes that point very well, with convincing evidence. They start with the latest iteration of bad typography […]

February 27, 2017
Large typographic project by Gordon Young and Andy Altman
Large typographic project by Gordon Young and Andy Altman

The Comedy Carpet is one of the nicest large scale typographic project you’ll see in a while. You can find it in front of the Blackpool tower in Lancashire, UK, and there is no way you’ll miss this 2’200 square meter piece of work by Gordon Young and Why Not Associate.

February 17, 2017
Illustrations that explain Arabic words’ meaning
Illustrations that explain Arabic words’ meaning

Westerners like myself often like Arabic characters for the simple reason that they look graphically pleasing. Mahmoud El Sayed, a graphic designer from Egypt, played with this and created a collection of educational illustrations that take the meaning of Arabic words litterally. By distorting each character, El Sayed makes the word look like its meaning. […]

February 15, 2017
8 ways to decorate your home with typography
8 ways to decorate your home with typography

Type experts are not the only ones who enjoy the beauty of letters. Of course, regular people will not be obsessed with an ampersand’s curves, but they’ll be able to enjoy nice typographic decoration. 1. The type chess set How about a more conceptual chess set that will look great on any table? Created by […]

February 2, 2017
A typeface dedicated to the dual personality of the city of Trieste
A typeface dedicated to the dual personality of the city of Trieste

Astrid Stavro, the artistic director of Atlas Design, worked on a typeface about the city where she lives and works: Trieste. The Italian city has a dual personality, with architecture inspired by Austria (the closest neighbor) and a very Italian lifestyle. The designer worked on a typeface that reflects this and uses type features to […]

January 27, 2017
With Fontself, you can now create fonts directly from Photoshop
With Fontself, you can now create fonts directly from Photoshop

On Designer Daily, we already mentionned Fontself when they were looking to fund their first iteration of the project. At the time, they were looking to create an add-on for Photoshop and Illustrator, starting with the latter. The Illustrator plugin was released months ago already and was a great success. Recently, Fontself launched the Photoshop […]

January 20, 2017
A typeface inspired by an orchestra conductor for LSO’s identity
A typeface inspired by an orchestra conductor for LSO’s identity

The London Symphony Orchestra new logo and identity was reveiled recently by The Partners, the agency behind this new creation. In a creative twist, the designers took the type at the core of the logo and tweaked it to follow the movements of the orchestra’s conductor.

December 21, 2016
A topographical identity for Gavth Studio by Tugba Ozcan
A topographical identity for Gavth Studio by Tugba Ozcan

For this corporate identity, London based graphic design and art director Tugba Ozcan took her inspiration from topographical maps to give a sense of depth to the logo. The word Gavth meaning deep pit in old language, the choice of the topographical features makes a lot of sense.