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May 1, 2016
Sons of Liberty playing cards by Jeff Trish
Sons of Liberty playing cards by Jeff Trish

Jeff Trish is a Phoenix based graphic designer who specializes in illustration and lettering. For Dan & Dave, he created a set of playing cards with a unique look-and-feel. You can see some pictures of these playing cards on this post, and purchase it on the Dan & Dave website. The theme of the card […]

April 21, 2016
Pornographisme, a book about typographic porn posters (SFW)
Pornographisme, a book about typographic porn posters (SFW)

It may be hard for millenials to imagine, but not so long ago, porn was not available everywhere all the time and somewhat hidden. In France for example, it was forbidden to use curvy pictures on posters to advertise erotic movies in the 1970s. For that reason, porn movie producers had to be creative to […]

April 14, 2016
A typeface designed by Fontsmith for a health campaign
A typeface designed by Fontsmith for a health campaign

Font creation for one specific use seems to become more and more common. Recently, Fontsmith was commissionned by M&C Saatchi to create a typeface specifically for a campaign that targets men over 40 years old to help them improve their health. In short, the campaign recommended them to drink less, eat better, exercise more, and […]

April 13, 2016
TypeVoice: a font that can be customized with your voice
TypeVoice: a font that can be customized with your voice

TypeVoice is a web app that can turn your voice into a unique typeface. It takes your voice’s pitch, volume, and wave frequency, then changes the typeface accordingly. Technically speaking, TypeVoice uses your computer’s microphone to capture your voice (obviously), makes some complex calculations with your voice’s data, then creates the SVG typeface using the […]

April 1, 2016
A look at the best design-related April fools
A look at the best design-related April fools

Yesterday, on April the 1st, the news couldn’t be trusted for anything. For design news, new features, or product launches, it’s pretty much the same. Many fake products have launched yesterday, some were just funny, others that were actually pretty cool. Let’s take a look at April fools by and for designers this year. Hollywood […]

March 24, 2016
Visual identity by Dimitris Papazoglou for USP architects
Visual identity by Dimitris Papazoglou for USP architects

Using type, a grid and some textures, Greek graphic designer Dimitris Papazoglou created a stunning new branding for architecture studio Urban Soul Project. The type is derived from a deconstruction of the monogram of the brand, the letters extracted are then turned into a new writing system. Urban Soul Project turned to Papazoglou at the time […]

March 23, 2016
The crafter’s revolution font bundle, 40 fonts for only $29
The crafter’s revolution font bundle, 40 fonts for only $29

Whether you like it or not, maintaining a a font library that stays useful at any time is part of a graphic designer’s work nowadays. There are tons of free fonts out there that will prove useful, even for professional work. However, the easiest way to keep up-to-date and build the perfect font collection is to […]

March 15, 2016
Typography city maps by Ursula Hitz
Typography city maps by Ursula Hitz

Ursula Hitz is a Swiss artist who likes to create creative city maps that are made of type. You will not be able to use these maps to find your way in any city, but it will definitly look gorgeous on your walls. Each city or place is made of the street names written in […]

March 1, 2016
Lovely Melissa, a Modern Script Font Including 964 glyphs – only $7
Lovely Melissa, a Modern Script Font Including 964 glyphs – only $7

Our friends over at Mighty Deals are currently running a beautiful script font, that’s worth grabbing while you can. Script fonts have such a nice demeanor about them. And with Lovely Melissa, you’re getting a breathtaking modern script variant with plenty to offer. Gorgeous curves in a modern style are brought to you with tremendous […]

February 17, 2016
Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a calligraphy book from 1561
Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a calligraphy book from 1561

This impressive book was created by Georg Bocskay to showcase his calligraphic skills. Georg Bocskay was a secretary of the Emperor Ferdinand I. The book doesn’t have any kind of litterary interest, but it shows some traditional and creative calligraphy of the time. Bocskay experimented with letterform and decorative forms. He also went quite far in his […]

February 16, 2016
Mister Doodle will take quotes and turn it into beautiful lettering
Mister Doodle will take quotes and turn it into beautiful lettering

Bali-based designer Mister Doodle never get tired of creating beautiful lettering. He takes quotes and makes it beautiful with his cool artsy style.

February 9, 2016
Typographic inspiration for the day
Typographic inspiration for the day

Time for some typography and chill. Playing with lines Manolo Guerrero, graphic designer and director of BlueTypo, experimented with line patterns and type to create these gorgeous typographic posters. Handmade punk posters In these posters, German designer Barbara Lüdde had fun with typography by mixing it to her illustrations on jackets, hairstyles, or tattoos, among […]

January 26, 2016
Good print design for your inspiration
Good print design for your inspiration

Time to get inspired by ink on paper, a selection of gorgeous graphic design work. Le Tour Imaginaire – Book design Book design for a novel written by Jan Maes that digs into the story of the first Tour de France winner, Maurice Garin. An amazing book cover and layout by Tim Bisschop from Belgium. The […]

January 22, 2016
Posters made with the punctuation extracted from novels
Posters made with the punctuation extracted from novels

What creates rythm in texts in general, and books in particular? Punctuation, of course! The little commas, periods, semi-columns, and their other friends, are often forgotten when it comes to typography and design. Nicholas Rougeux, a Chicago-based graphic designer and data geek, did more than remember about punctuation, he put it at the center of […]

December 30, 2015
Scanmania: typographic posters full of beautiful glitches
Scanmania: typographic posters full of beautiful glitches

As designers, we love when unexpected glitches give you some beautiful results. At least, that’s the only way for me to explain why design schools are full of students doing weird stuff and experimenting with all kind of ways to produce designs. Spanish graphic designer Ruben Montero did this kind of type experiments with his […]