Even the best designers need a little inspiration from time to time. The Little Black Font Book is a handy reference book that’s perfect for the designer who’s looking for some typography ideas. Hype for Type created this book to be a modern take on a traditional type catalogue, which shows great fonts used in effective ways. This book will definitely help you overcome your next creative block.
Anyone interested in the importance of limitations on creativity should check out the new publication Vormator: The Elements of Design. Begun two years ago, it challenges artists to create a visual by using a very limited palette of shapes and possibilities.
Each year, Pentagram issues a small holiday book as a greeting to its friends and colleagues. The partners take turns researching and designing these books, which usually contain some kind of game or activity.
Creating letters from sky might seem an impossible task. Not only is this done very nicely by Lisa Rienermann in Type the Sky, but her aerial approach to typography sits comfortably among the pages of a new book from Die-Gestalten. Lemon Poppy Seed: Multitasking Creativity is a compilation of work by a diverse and international selection of young designers bonded together by their independent spirit and a desire to push the boundaries of graphic design.