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I decided to throw together a tumblr blog of my 3d type explorations. I know I'm treading well-worn ground here, but I'm teaching myself the software and having fun with type while doing it. Although there's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, there may be something of interest to the people that frequent this board. Hope you like it.
and for those of you that don't like tumblr, I'm also replicating it all on my flickr site.
If you don't like flickr or tumblr, sorry, got nothing else for you.
Here's a teaser image [one of the better ones, ha].
Would like to figure out what this typeface is but have no idea where to start. Found it used on a project by Studio Newwork in New York.
Every year I push a design challenge on myself about myself. I love redoing my personal logo, especially because I'm just a student designer and my "personal" brand is still being built upon. My initials are D, L, and S, and I've always had a problem piecing them together based on the shapes and high x-height of the L in comparison to the bowls of the D and S. Recently, I've been very interested in geometric monograms and especially how the specific letters--triangles for D's and L's, and a swirl for the S--could overlap to become my personal logo and being slightly legible while really deriving from the letters as opposed to clearly showing them.
These are the product of a late-night brainstorming process. Any thoughts?
Hello everyone! I recently started this new design blog (3 months ago) and I'm glad to share it with you guys :) The blog is about logo designs, both creative and design-rich logotypes. All of the designs is featured from dribbble. I mainly started it because of my love to logo designs, that's actually also how I came up with the name "Logo Crush". It now has a capacity of over 250+ design-rich logotypes (and counting), to inspire, learn from or simply to enjoy!
Just to briefly introduce myself: I'm Brad- a 22yr old Graphic Design student from New Zealand, and am a Masters Candidate at the Whanganui School of Design.
My dissertation looks into the current "state" of type work, both in terms of typography and typeface design. My primary focus is the mechanization/digitization of type work: the influence that mass-production and distribution principles have on both the value of a piece of work, and the extent to which its meaning can be read.
I have designed some computer wallpapers and would really like some feedback on them! I am also thinking about putting these into print and start selling them to a niche market on the internet. So, I need to know if what I'm designing is complete crap that won't sell. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. There are four of them live right now. Check them out here!
Hello people of type. I am doing research on experimental typography for a class and haven't had luck finding good textbooks or papers if any on this topic. Has any of you come across on this topic in books or essays? Could you share your sources? I'm particularly looking for material on experimental typography in book design. An example of this is VAS: An Opera in Flatland. Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm posting this with the kind permission of one of the mods (Thank again Dan!)
I'm an avid ambigram designer, and have been the content editor & writer for Ambigram.com for approximately 4 years now. Recently I've started working on a book called Ambigrams Revealed, which has been accepted by PeachPit Press & will be published in March 2013. The book will be an international collection of ambigrams, case studies, tutorials and other content, along with a phenomenal judging panel which consists of three well known ambigram artists/critics and three well known graphic designers.
I Love Eurostile is a (parody) tribute to the typeface Eurostile. The inspiration comes from the over usage of the typeface by industrial designers and Hollywood blockbusters. http://iloveeurostile.com
What's your take? Are you sick of seeing Eurostile? Do you think it's a good typeface? How about Bank Gothic? ;)
Hey everyone, I'm new to this awesome forum. I was wondering if I could get some of you experts in typography to help give some input on my poster series. I'm creating posters that deal with typography and some basic tips for beginners. Right now I have 8 posters and will maybe make a ninth if I need it. I was hoping that everyone could give me some input on the topics I chose to write about.
1. Choose the right typeface for the job.
2. Serif or Sans Serif?
3. Kern correctly.
4. Use two fonts on average in a design.
5. The grid.
8. Use fonts that have complete sets of glyphs.
So those were the topics I chose to put. I'm going for a real minimalist poster and I already have some examples if you would want to see them.
Call for Entries
Type Matters: The Artistry of Bookbinding and Letterforms
Exhibit Dates: November 15, 2012 through January 6, 2013
Deadline to Submit Portfolio: June 25, 2012
Check out my brand new blogg incl: Baby Teeth, Swedish handwriting reform and Black Letters. Sometimes in english sometimes in Swedish.
I have started to design some typographic posters that are designed in the same style as the popular "Here's to the crazy ones..." poster. I am looking for pointers and design tips when it comes to making a typographic poster with many different fonts and typefaces. What are some basic things I should know when it comes to designing for print? I have designed many different things for online work but this will be my first venture into the world of print.
Any tips or suggestions will be appreciated!
I am going to start an internet business that sells and designs posters and t-shirts that display American ideals. The designs will focus on the concepts of liberty and freedom (which is why I chose a torch). I wanted to keep the logo simple yet interesting. Let me know what you think of what I've done so far. Also, let me know if the typeface is a good one to use. I was thinking about using an older, American Revolution era typeface but this one was more bold and fresh. The other older font types didn't give of a powerful, inspiring feel. Be brutally honest; I want my logo to be the best it can be.
Liberty loving 18-45 year olds
Bayer, M. Sommer, S. and Schacht, A. (2012). Font size matters—Emotion and attention in cortical responses to written words. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36042. 1–6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036042
Hi Everyone, this is my first post on the board.
I am an MA student from Belfast NI, and am currently working on a new website with a focus on typography, design, and typography on the web. As a welcome to everyone I am doing a series of typography wallpapers each month, these are beautiful professional photos so hope you guys enjoy them and check out the site.
First in the series — Wallpaper Series No.1
Available in B&W and Colour
Any feedback on the site also is much appreciated, content suggestions is also welcome.
I am looking for suggestions for expert, active type designers that have experience with Cyrillic. i.e., who are the best ones that currently accept commissions (based anywhere)? Preferably with experience creating typefaces for editorial contexts (magazine, newspaper).
I know Gerard Unger has some of his typefaces in Cyrillic and that Monotype does commissioned work. Any other names and thoughts would be appreciated.
Thank in advance for suggestions...
Illustration: Making Pictures
St Bride are hosting a one day conference on Illustration on the 19 June 2012. Come along if you want to see something a bit different... speakers include Linzie Hunter and Ben Flynn (Eine) who create their own iconic hand lettered work. Other speakers include John Lawrence, Kai and Sunny, Nic Rawling, Peter Schrank, Helen Stephens – more to be announced shortly.
The multi-disciplinary design studio, Kapitza will be joining us at St Bride to talk about their working processes and inspirations. They will discuss their profound fascination with fonts and where ideas for these are found and how they are subsequently pursued, developed and refined. Their extensive Geometric and Organic collections, for example, have been realised as published books that illustrate and explore the diversity of the font collection.
They will also share with us their experiences of the ins and outs of self-publishing, the creation of pattern fonts, how to start a font foundry, designing an app, book design and working with a worldwide audience.
Yep, I love me some shapes! FormNation
I am getting into fonts and typography more and more.
hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!
I am new here and have been motivated to join to ask for advice about managing designers. I have just began to be 'lead designer' in charge of critiquing other designers work in our studio. It has made me realize that although I have 'an eye for typography' being able identify and verbalize what needs 'fixing' is a whole new ball game.
I find myself holding back and not wanting to offend or seem like a nag by seeking perfection. I am at the point where I feel a simple list of 'rules' would be good to pin on the wall - to allow designers to do a little self assessment.
Most of the 'fixing up' that needs doing usually revolves around layout, proximity, white space (lack of), and type sizing.
Does anyone know the font name of the body copy of Gene Simmons/ Shannon Tweed's wedding invitation?
"Saturday, the first of October
Two thousand eleven
Half-past five in the evening
The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California"
Thank you so so much in advance!! :)
Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.
A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?
Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.
EDITION LIDU search for author’s books, graphic books, art comic strips, illustrated short stories, photo books, hand-printed books and other original book forms which haven’t been published yet or has been self-published in limited edition.
The Call for Entries is open to established and emerging ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS and TYPOGRAPHERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS, ART and DESIGN STUDENTS.
Deadline for Submissions: 16 March 2012
Submit your project here: