Uniting the gap between reading and viewing words: design by Liz Collini

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Design on Wednesday 9 April 2014

London-based artist Liz Collini believes that the written word holds many paradoxes, not only those of absence and presence. She specializes in printmaking and drawing where she expresses herself through the use of ambiguous words and phrases to create different forms of text. As she explains on her website: ‘There are gaps and overlaps between […]

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Sleek Mexican Taqueria at San Pedro, just outside Monterrey

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

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 […]

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The handwritting of typographers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 19 December 2012

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.

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Astronaut Design: brilliant work out of Kazakhstan

Aaron Craig Reader Find

By Aaron Craig in New Design on Wednesday 7 March 2012

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.

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Sam Winston’s spreads for the New York Times magazine

Christy Hill Reader Find

By Christy Hill in New Design on Tuesday 21 February 2012

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.

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Wood Typography Engraving

Jason Yagan Reader Find

By Jason Yagan in New Art on Friday 17 February 2012

What’s not to love about beautiful type engraved into old wine barrel lids? Would happily hang this in our studio. Nice work from Ben Johnston.

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Beautiful old school typography by Herb Lubalin

Chris Koehler Reader Find

By Chris Koehler in New Design on Wednesday 2 November 2011

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 […]

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Lost Type Co-Op

Gemma Copeland Reader Find

By Gemma Copeland in New Design on Friday 21 October 2011

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.

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Janine Wareham

J. Cooper Reader Find

By J. Cooper in New Illustration on Tuesday 18 October 2011

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.

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Uruguayan designer Sebastián Gavary

Ernesto Pasarisa Reader Find

By Ernesto Pasarisa in New Design on Tuesday 13 September 2011

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.

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Tom Waits reads Charles Bukowski’s poem The Laughing Heart

Giulio Rossi Reader Find

By Giulio Rossi in Video on Friday 26 August 2011

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.

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Clever print ads for stock photo agency Fotolia

Nina C. Marrero Reader Find

By Nina C. Marrero in New Design on Saturday 13 August 2011

Fotolia is the number one royalty free stock photo agency from Europe. I recently bumped into their print ads that came out towards the end of the July, and which are hysterical.

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Fluid Type: each letter has its own exploding animation

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Saturday 23 July 2011

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.

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Phraseology Project turns your words into typography

Contributions Reader Find

By Helen Small in New Trends on Thursday 26 May 2011

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.

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Robert Montgomery

Yuna Reader Find

By Yuna in New Art on Saturday 21 May 2011

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.

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