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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 […]

December 12, 2016
Design deals for the week
Design deals for the week

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. The Immense Typography Collection of 120+ Fonts & Logos Two great tastes that taste […]

December 7, 2016
An impressive 3D movable book about type
An impressive 3D movable book about type

I’ve always wondered why books with paper gimmicks were mostly designed for children books, but now there is a great example that targets type lovers and graphic designers. This Movable book of letterforms was designed by Kevin Steele to serve as an example to show how pop-up books can be used to educate people. In […]

December 2, 2016
Type Hike: typographic posters that celebrate American national parks
Type Hike: typographic posters that celebrate American national parks

Type Hike is a collaborative design project that take a look at the US national parks from a typographic perspective. 60 designers have each created a poster about a national park, type being the main graphic tool used for each poster. Time to take a walk on the type side…

October 29, 2016
2D letters bent into the 3D dimension by this creative artist
2D letters bent into the 3D dimension by this creative artist

No, creating 3D typography doesn’t always involve using 3D software of extruding your letters in real life. Cyril Vouilloz, who goes by the name Ryslee, brought the third dimension by distorting his letters, and while he was at it, everything that was surrounding it.

October 15, 2016
Depero Futurista: The Bolted Book
Depero Futurista: The Bolted Book

Some famous books shape the world for the unique influence they have on people’s ideas and actions. Some other, less famous, books also have a tremendous influence in their field, but just don’t get the same global recognition and stay in the shadow. Depero Futurista is one of those. This design book, considered by some […]

October 13, 2016
The handmade lettering of Dan Lee
The handmade lettering of Dan Lee

At the cornerstone between typography and illustration, there is the art of hand lettering. Dan Lee is an excellent example of a person who picked up this art and practices it with talent. He shares his lettering work, along with his graphic design and illustration, on his portfolio website.

September 20, 2016
Stunning colorful typographic quotes by Jenue
Stunning colorful typographic quotes by Jenue

AIGA commissionned Jenue, a Spanish graphic designer who specializes in creating awesome typographic compositions, to design a series of famous designers’ quotes. Jenue didn’t disappoint, with his series of colorful and creative designs.

August 19, 2016
The inventions alphabet by Kyati Trehan
The inventions alphabet by Kyati Trehan

Alphabets are a great way to teach new words to children. Actually, it works for adults too, but we just tend to stop using it at some point for no good reason. Khyati Trehan, a graphic designer from India, has used an alphabet to teach us about scientists and their inventions. She combined the first […]