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I found this gem on r/assholedesign, a subreddit dedicated to the art of douchebaggery in design. I suggest you start following the sub, as it’s a wonderful place filled with creative solutions found by designers to annoy the users of their designs. This time, the assholes who designed were no other than the nazis. The […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.