Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, printmaker, theorist, and one of the pioneers of abstract art. His work was influenced by the properties of color and sound. Turkish graphic designer, Sinan Suyukbas, created a 3D typeface that captures the essence of Kandinsky’s colorful and abstract art. Each letter is a combination of 3D shapes and colors reminiscent of Kandinsky’s famous paintings.
Inspired by the Brutalist architecture of London, David McGillivray designed a concrete modular typeface using 7 shapes for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Certainly made for words worth their weight.
Natalie Tan, has created three new pieces for her latest painted series entitled People Don’t Care What They Say at You, Part II. Each piece features beautifully painted text, which invites the viewer in. Yet, the language itself is uncomfortable. Exploring Tan’s own experience with racism in Vancouver, these paintings leave the viewer with snippets of bigoted opinions and racial stereotypes.
If you’re into the design scene at all, you may already be familiar with the top-end work that this multi-disciplinary French studio produces. But if you aren’t, Ill Studio have their own evolving style encompassing creative areas such as art-direction, graphic design, photography, typography and motion design.
I’m excited to have recently discovered Lwnski. The Melbourne-based illustrator and I are paired up in an upcoming exhibition titled True Self. His bold use of colour, mixed with typography and loose lines, just works. It’s well worth a look at his band posters, too. So cool.
In probably the most entertaining TED talk I’ve seen, book designer Chip Kidd discusses his process of creating beautiful and iconic book jacket designs. These include the famous Jurassic Park logo, David Sedaris’ Naked, and Huraki Murakami’s latest 1Q84. It’s interesting to hear his thought process behind typography, its juxtaposition with imagery, and also the importance […]
Amazing hand-drawn type plus beautifully executed embroidery is definitely a winning combination in my book. MaricorMaricar are twin designers from Sydney whose work spans across many creative fields (illustration, animation and typography). What I love about their tactile work is the patterns created through the textured embroidery: the stitches and its technique is something that has been well-considered when constructing and designing these gems.
My artwork is inspired by decaying walls, train containers, abandoned buildings, and typography. I believe that these aged surfaces tell a story and that they are a raw reflection of their environment. The aging is not premeditated.
I was introduced to Designspiration by my girlfriend, who is a Graphic Designer. This site is awesome. I use it to find inspiration when I’m looking to create new stencils. The typography on the site is endless.
I love ideas, thinking, and making. Whatever form they may take. my website is just a place where I can post my lastest idea. My typeface, Skin Type, got some good feedback recently, which was really nice. I’m currently making some short films and a table coated in wax, so they’ll be up there in the near future.
If you haven’t heard of Jessica Hische, you are really missing out. This designer and letterer has astounding talent. I had the opportunity to hear her speak at an AIGA event, and she was delightful. She trained under Louise Fili, and it really shows. Check out her website in teenage girl mode for a laugh. Then head over to her portfolio to see her classic novel covers. They won’t disappoint.
A site that brings together many types of book arts, with many examples of book binding, typography, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more. A great site to explore the possible directions of book-based art, with some amazing examples of what clever people do.
The most delicious design publication of 2012 celebrates design and art for, and from, what is edible. EAT! serves week by week inspiration in the form of delicious designs to whet your appetite; with 54 designers, artists and architects illuminating visual trends and special designs from the area of food, drink and nutrition.
Doug Wilson, Brandon Goodwin, and Jess Heugel are currently putting together a feature-length documentary on the linotype machine, invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886: ‘The Linotype completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing communication again. Although these machines were revolutionary, technology began to supersede the Linotype and they […]