Portland-based creative director Ian Collins adds out-of-context captions to news pictures, completely giving these a new, fun spin. These are silly, and they completely make our day too.
London-based French illustrator Malika Favre, who illustrated Penguin Books’ new cover of the Kama Sutra in 2011, decided to develop the original set of 7 letters — featuring copulating figures in various sex poses — she created for the cover into the full alphabetical set of 26 letters. Good idea, we say.
I don’t love everything Sagmeister and Walsh come up with, but I love this type driven add they made for Azone, a luxury department store. Everything feels to weightless and majestic. Check out the video here to see how they achieved the illusions.
This French duo, Couboyz, consists of a graphic designer and a photographer. In this music video for the band, Husbands, there is little or no digital intervention, just a handbuilt set and some old-fashioned electronic wiring.
Emily Webber loves the shops of London. But not for the reason you might expect. Webber is no shopoholic. She just happens to love the way all the store fronts look. So she started the blog called London Shop Fronts . Take a look at the wide variety of stores and letters found in London. And don’t forget to [...]
Melbourne-based Lure Graphics is a graphic design studio with an uncommon approach. Founded by 23-year-old graphic designer Melissa Pepers, their effervescent and successful concepts are inspired by life. The eye-catching logo featured here, designed for vending machine company Candy Solutions, demonstrates Lure Graphics’ avant-garde process. Beginning with handcrafted letterforms created from toothpaste, the company’s monogram [...]
Straight out of the cool brains of Lauren Hom, a graphic designer and illustrator based in New York City: that’s Daily Dishonesty, an ongoing series of illustrations of little lies and commonly abused phrases that people say all the time, like ‘We’re just friends’ and ‘Just ten more minutes’. Wicked stuff.
I’m not sure if this chart from ChartGeek tests your knowledge of the English language or actually only reveals your nerdy obsession with Star Wars. Ok, let’s be honest. If you can figure out what each letter stands for in this chart, it only shows of your embarrassingly vast knowledge of the Star Wars universe. I mean, [...]
AlphabeNt: Experiments from A–Z presents the 26 characters of the Latin alphabet as you haven’t seen them before: broken, distorted and aesthetically corrupted using digitally destructive techniques not usually found in the designers handbook. Co-authors Drew Taylor and Daniel Purvis created the characters using audio editing software such as Audacity, using standard text editors, by [...]
This clever design series presented during Dutch Design Week 2008 combines beautiful fonts and taxidermy birds. Surprisingly, these images brighten your mood with all the vibrant color. Somehow a stuffed dead body isn’t so creepy after all. The concept is playing off the fact that the words spell out noises that the birds made while [...]
Minneapolis-based designer and illustrator David Schwen literally layered a bunch of food ingredient names on top of one another to form what he calls type sandwiches. Useful if you’re thinking about what goes first in a BLT (correct answer: toast, tomato, lettuce, bacon, toast).
Malaysian-based designer Mei Linn Chan created this handmade type series out of cut leaves. The whole project is incredibly sleek and simple, which is why it’s so clever. This creative type project is perfectly appropriate for the changing seasons.
Consulting on a public art commission in my home town has led me back to Jenny Holzer. The simplicity is deceptive: text can be too didactic, or wear off quickly. For me, hers does not: it remains resonant, tender and strong, however much I look at it. Surrounded by words, as we are, it is an incredible achievement to say so much with choices which unlock more than they appear to say in a world of slogans and advertising.
This is for you if you fuss over your fonts. Graphic designer Julian Hansen has created an extensively massive flowchartthat allow you to drill down to your perfect font based on yes/no answers to questions like ‘Do you like it traditional?’, ‘Are you alone?’ and ‘You cried when watching Terminator’. It’s perfect.
There’s a new typeface on the block and it’s called Magna. It was created by Hendrick Rolandez, aka Moinzek, a 25 year-old graphic designer and junior art director from Montbéliard, France. With a ‘less is more’ mindset, Magna was created in April 2012, based on a vintage style. The typeface contains all the main characters (from A to Z) and numbers (from 0 to 9). If you’d like to use this typeface, Moinzek has kindly uploaded the TTF and OTF files on his Dribbble profile.