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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]