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June 10, 2018
Alphabet topography
Alphabet topography

Synoptic Office has released a creative font that was built using topographic-like lines to make each letter come out. It’s already pretty cool in terms of craft and visual results, but the project is more than just an artsy stunt. For each letter, the elevation of the topographic lines varies according to the number of […]

May 25, 2018
Design fail: this is what happens when you don’t proofread
Design fail: this is what happens when you don’t proofread

Sometimes, when focusing on designing things, we forget the obvious and let horrible mistake slip through. In this post, you can find examples of what happens when you forget to proofread and go to print carelessly. Welcome to Kansas City What was meant to be a welcoming statement becomes a warning for most. Not Lorem […]

May 23, 2018
Stunning 3D graffiti by Peter Preffington
Stunning 3D graffiti by Peter Preffington

For the past twenty years, Peter Preffington (aka Pref) has been creating art that he published in his homeland, Great-Britain, or abroad. On top of the prints he exhibits in art galleries or online, the British artist also creates stunning street art that plays with type. Playing with letter and dimensions, the street artist designs words that […]

May 16, 2018
Kernit: a typeface developed for The Jim Henson Exhibition at The Museum of Moving Image
Kernit: a typeface developed for The Jim Henson Exhibition at The Museum of Moving Image

When Collins & MCKL designed a new font for an exhibition about Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppet Show, the naturally named it Kernit, a word referencing to both Kermit the frog and kerning, a typographic term. The font, intended for the Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, features bold characters […]

March 28, 2018
Improve Your Brand With Typography
Improve Your Brand With Typography

Branding goes beyond the logo.  It also transcends the product or service and creates an emotional resonance with the public.  Typography assists with creating a brand. As we move into a digital world, new products or brands are being given the opportunity to shine. If you’re looking at building a brand which stands out amongst […]

March 11, 2018
Typography trends to look out for this year
Typography trends to look out for this year

The internet is constantly changing and evolving. As a result, it is important to stay dynamic.  As a graphic designer, you’ll know that trends change and what works well and converts for your clients one month will be different the next.  We need to be aware of the trends that are emerging, and those that […]

January 18, 2018
Tips for Creating Hand-Drawn Typography
Tips for Creating Hand-Drawn Typography

Hand drawn typography has grown into a field of its own.  Illustrators, designers and letter artists are working with multimedia to make their own contributions to this growing trend. From traditional sign making long used by local communities, to illustration used in publishing, hand-drawn typography creates a sense of creativity, uniqueness, and playfulness in illustration […]

December 28, 2017
How to impress by creating a website with great typography
How to impress by creating a website with great typography

When you are working on a website, you’re aware that great typography helps to create a message, keeps viewers engaged and adds to your design. There are so many fonts available, that you might wonder how you create the perfect choice for your site.  Here are some tips to help you: Go back to the […]

October 5, 2017
How nazis designed a referendum form
How nazis designed a referendum form

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 […]

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 […]