These design and typographic pieces by Scott Albrecht (aka Scotty Five Alive) are an awesome balance of craft, design and sculpture. It’s great to see the way his drawings and sketches translate into three dimensional works.
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Fun little pattern with the word yes in a ton of different languages and lettering styles. Christopher and Robert, the duo behind UK based Telegramme Studio keep catching my eye with their new works.
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Graphic designer Shawn Hazen has lived in Chicago for the past four years and has started an ongoing project called ChicagoType, which does pretty much exactly what it says. Hazen says in the project description “I’m a graphic designer, so this unique visual heritage continues to blow me away, specifically the commercial typography.” So far the variety and styles that are captured in his photos are vast, but the underlying geography inherently ties them together.
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Creative Agency JESS3 showcases their serious data visualization chops with this informative video about the current figures surrounding usage of the internet. The art direction and overall design of this piece is great. Actually gives me a reason to digest all this information.
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This is by far the most badass hand-lettering video I have ever seen. The soundtrack may have something to do with it, but Luca Barcellona truly crushes it.
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This set of typographic illustrations by Bruce Mackay is a really fun collection of imagery surrounding and letterforms. I for one wish I had Neighbourhood as an alphabet poster when I was a kid. Of course the half-pipes making the letter U are my favorite, but all the illustrations are awesome.
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Newsies played a serious role in my childhood. It was my favorite movie from the time I was 7 years old until I was a teenager and still remains in my top movies of all time. There are countless child actors who have gone on to have serious careers including the star which was none other than Christian Bale. I always loved this scene, but had never really focused on the printing part, but now that I look closer I am super impressed. Great attention to detail, and personally this song has so much nostalgia attached it gets me all hyped.
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You can tell immediately by the organization of space and the attention to detail that this person is gifted and meticulous in their work. So when I tell you that this is the workspace of my friend and world famous type god Jessica Hische you won’t be surprised.
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I am blown away by the shear level of awesomeness in this short film by Bante. The main goal was to animate the HI-FI album covers of Reid Miles, but between the direction and the techniques used for the motion and lighting design this film really elevates that simple goal to a higher art form.
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Vans have always been close to my heart, so when I found this awesome collection of hand-type vintage looking logo designs for Vans by Caleb Owen Everitt I started freaking out. I seriously want this on like a poster or at the least a t-shirt.
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This is an awesome little stop-motion animation made for Visual Editions by Lucy Brown Studio. Despite it’s shortness this video has a very light playful feel that made my morning coffee much more enjoyable than normal.
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I have always loved the use of the newspaper format for exhibition catalogues and related applications. This newspaper called “Hootenanny” was designed by Kimberly Chan, as a promotional piece for the 2010 degree show she participated in. Her collaborators on the project included Stephen Ball, Ryan Van Kesteren, and Tom Pollard. The use of the giant slab-serif H on the front page is a real eye-catcher and if I remember correctly is what initially drew me to this piece.
Berlin based designer Sabrina Sundermann runs an awesome little graphic design and print studio by the name of Small Caps, which makes a ton of really fun work. I love following her process and what she is working on, which is easy to do on her awesome blog.
Art In The Age is currently exhibiting a selection of letter-pressed initial caps from an ongoing project by typographer, illustrator and old studio mate Jessica Hische. I have definitely said this before, but I will say it again. Jessica is so talented and amazing at what she does, and the way she inspires and involves the community in her work and process. This is made even more apparent when you hear her talk about design, printed matter and technology.
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The art exhibition style signage of Kidimo brings me back to the tag sales and antique shops of my childhood. Using found and salvaged letter forms and signs Kidimo creates one of a kind signs and typographic art installations.
“Nicolas Flachot has been exploring all the antique fairs and flea markets for years. The quest for shop signs has even turned to an addictive and compulsive hobby for this industrial art lover, to such an extent that he decided to launch his own decoration brand…”
Photos By: Aart Van Bezooyen
The Buchstaben Museum in Berlin is preserving historical and contemporary letterforms and signage. This is such an amazing idea and resource!
“The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. We are currently in the process of putting together our permanent collection and are actively searching out outstanding letterforms and typographic objects that merit preservation.”
This poster is an awesome visualization of the brackets of the World Cup designed by Brooklyn studio Hyperakt. This print is available over at Kickstarter. The poster will be updated and go to press and once final results are in.
Peter Bil’ak has worked on the new typeface History for 15 years and it doesn’t go unnoticed. History is a series of 21 other typefaces based on historical periods and movements that can be layered and composed to create thousands of unique letterforms. The coolest part is that you can experiment with History here ».
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Erik Spiekermann is a designers designer, and I say that because he is a typographer and typeface designer. Most people beyond designers will never know what it is a type designer does. We however understand the tedious nature that is tied directly to the acute calculations and gridded precision. These design principals translate so well into the house Spiekermann designed for him and his wife in Berlin. The seven story house reads as if it were the template over which Erik would layout type specimens, and maybe that’s because it is. He used a unit 45 centimeters square as a building block or grid that was adhered to throughout the design of the house. The facade even has an extremely graphic and grid like quality, that can partially be attributed to the treatment of opaque glass panels used both to let in light and to give added privacy. Another great feature has to be the stainless steel Bulthaup kitchen and the bookcase that is only apparently accessible by repelling over the balcony edge. And I can’t forget to mention the ridiculous camera collection that is so perfectly poised on that shelf.
Came across these amazing letterpress business cards today, which coincedentally were designed by my old studio-mate Jessica Hische for photographer Kate Murphy. I really love Jessica’s work because she is able to bring a newness to each project.
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