Step into most Mexican taquerías and sophisticated is not the first word that comes to mind. Delicious? More often than not. But taquerías are indoor/ outdoor spaces where the smell of pork roasting on a spit and plastic cups of hotter-than-thou salsas count as ambience. Taquería Canalla in San Pedro, just outside Monterrey, is looking […]
Web tech blogger Cameron Adams started wondering about how typographers write one day, so he convinced a bunch of prominent typographers to send him samples of their handwriting. It’s quite cool to see the aesthetic similarities between their typography style and handwritten style in the little touches.
Astronaut Design is a guy named Slava Kirilenko from Kazakhstan. Every project in his portfolio is solid. His work ranges from minimalist photography and distinctive branding, to typography design and infographics. His modern, minimalist style is eye-catching and a real treat to peruse when searching for some much needed inspiration. Bookmarked.
I absolutely love the spreads that typographer Sam Winston created for New York Times magazine. He contrasts very griddy layouts with organic ones and uses red type to highlight important information. His experimental, deconstructive use of type is remarkable, and his layouts feel fluid and alive. His work is refreshing and inspiring.
Herb Lubalin’s typography looks clichéd and a bit played out if you are catching it right now, until you realize that most of the designers riffing on his letters were born after he died. Lubalin’s typography isn’t subtle. That isn’t to say it isn’t well balanced or poorly kerned (it is). It’s more that it […]
The Lost Type Co-Op distributes beautiful fonts from designers all over the world. You can name your own price (there’s even the option to pay $0, if you feel so inclined) and 100 percent of what you pay goes straight to the starving typographer who created the font.
I kept returning to Janine Wareham’s work for its tactile and impactful quality. Her typographic work conveys an urgency and boldness. This, combined with her use of colour and free-hand style rendering, will give your eyes a visual feast to devour again and again.
Sebastián Gavary is one of my favourite young Uruguayan designers. Music is always part of his designs, either as topics or in the harmony of the colours. As a typographic geek, the form and shape of words in his works is always meticulously checked.
Find your safe place, listen and relax, let yourself get carried away, follow the warm voice of Mr Waits. No! That’s not an autogenic training session. It’s just a good way to blend arts together: poetry, music and kinetic typography.
Who said typefaces had to be static? Whoever it was certainly didn’t tell Hussain Almossawi from the Skyrill Design studio who created this incredible Fluid Type in which each character in the set has both a static and an exploding animation version. We love.
I’m not sure this is a sustainable idea, but it’s lovely all the same. Submit your favourite word or phrase to the artists at The Phraseology Project and they’ll transform them into a beautiful piece of typography for you to show off.
Robert Montgomery is a London-based artist, or maybe a poet, who hijacks billboards, empty ad spaces on the streets and backlit metro lights with his words of wisdoms. Instead of illustrations, he uses typography to get his message across, which is pretty cool because people actually would stop and read.
Water Logo 2009 was an installation in an exhibition called Tokyo Fiber Sensewear, where artworks and concepts based on newly created artificial fiber were featured. The artist behind it experimented with flowing water droplets on resistent fiber. It’s quite spectacular to look at and a really lovely way to play with typography.