I remember when I started my web design career how limited our resources were. We were literally stuck to 4 typefaces and not more than 256 colors in the very beginning of things. Flash gave us the opportunity to experiment a bit more, but because it was closed and not friendly to SEO it was never the right choice. Thankfully today the web has evolved and we have a plethora of beautiful fonts, free and paid, available for our web and typography design projects. For this post I'd like to share this really cool free font called Latina Essential by the good friends over at Latinotype foundry. Latina Essential is a humanist typeface designed for use in continuous text. The font comes in 4 weights with matching (true) italics. Latina Essential is well-suited for publishing design, books, magazines, branding and advertising. Designer: Rodrigo Fuenzalida, Daniel Hernández, Luciano Vergara, Latinotype Tea Foundry: Latinotype Typography design About Latinotype Based in Concepción and Santiago, Chile, Latinotype’s founders say, “Our goal is to design new typefaces remixing diverse influences related to our South American identity with high quality products for the contemporary design industry.” And the trio have been doing just that since their foundry’s creation in 2007. One of the most successful foundries on MyFonts in recent years, Luciano Vergara, Daniel Hernández and Miguel Hernández, have put together a rapidly growing collection of typefaces in a wide array of genres. Specializing in colorful display and script faces, the group’s name “Latinotype” emphasizes the strong tie they feel to their cultural identity. “It is clear to us,” they said in their Creative Characters interview, “that Latin America does not have a typographic tradition in the way it exists in Europe or the United States; in fact, until recently all the fonts used here came from those places.” They see this as a good thing, adding that “not having a long-time tradition in type design implies that we can work without the burden of the past — very freely, with no fixed paradigms and without fear.”
Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of the work from the latest Fantastic Beasts movie or even Pirates of the Caribbean. Designed by Hanoi-based Biksence Nguyen, we are taken on this voyage of mixture of lettering, gradients and textures. It's quite beautiful, I personally loved this take on the "Octopus" piece, you'll understand what I mean when you see it. Behind this series, we are looking at the work from Biksence Nguyen who is an artist & letterer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. This series is making Biksence blooming at all cases, so make sure to follow his upcoming projects via Behance and Instagram.
We are sharing a typographic series that just makes you go Wow! just by its splendid concept and even more about the execution. Have you ever took a picture of a mosaic tile composition and try to position the shot with your shoes? I know I did! That's basically the concept behind Fauxsaics , a series of typographic mosaic illustrations designed by New York-based designer Nicholas Misani. What I love about this series is not only there's a good amount of work in the typography, there's also even more details to the mosaic as well. These are the kind of projects we love seeing on Abduzeedo! Behind this fun series is the stunning work from Nicholas Misani who is a designer based in New York, USA. Passionate about typography and calligraphy; he's also working at Louise Fili Ltd as a senior designer. A place where he gets and as I quote: "create quintessentially Italian, historically-inspired design and lettering every day". Fauxsaics are lettering-based, mosaic illustrations where the form is dictated by the limitations of traditional mosaic technique.
Smooth Alphabet is a typography project created and shared by Jose Carlos on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, it's about it's all about a 36 letter alphabet done in 3D with very smooth forms. The most fascinating thing besides the typography design itself, is the fact that Jose created a letter per day. In addition to that, it wasn't the first time he challenged himself to achieve that feat, it's actually the 4th edition of this personal challenge. I have to say, I struggle to post a photo a day, and it only requires me to snap a photo. Imagine creating a 3D artwork every day. That is one of the reasons to feature his work here on ABDZ. Jose Carlos is a designer and digital artist from San Jose, Costa Rica. His focus is on Digital Art, Art Direction, Cartooning, but of course there's a lot of 3D work on his portfolio. For more information make sure to check out his portfolio at https://www.behance.net/josekrlos Typography
We are featuring the work from Rita Goulão from her art direction and branding works where lettering and typography shines on every single piece of work. Based in Barcelona, aside from her work, you can definitely tuned in to her monthly radioshow at Rádio Quântica. A designer and a DJ both together for a great combination of graphic design with a musical flair. Hope you like it! Via Behance, this is the work from Min (1988) aka Rita Goulão who is an artist and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. Working mainly in design, illustration and also music, you can definitely follow her experiments with typography and lettering on her Instagram.. As a DJ, she's part of Monster Jinx, an independent label where she worked as graphic designer and art director, and now occasionally collaborates with. She also leads a monthly radioshow at Rádio Quântica, Mineralogy, where she shares her music selections with the rest of the world.
Biotif Typeface is a typography project shared by Deni Anggara, on his Behance profile. It's a beautiful modern grotesque san serif font optimized for screens. BIOTIF is a modern Grotesque sans serif with a geometric typical characters, Inspired by Modern Style & Industrial Era Typographic and Graphic design, comes in 16 Fonts +Italic from Light to Black, BIOTIF is was manually hinted and optimized in small sizes for screens. All the other characters can be accessed through the Opentype features. Fractions, Tabular Lining, Ligature, Alternate Characters, Circle Numbers, Symbols, arrow and more. Of course support for Multi-Language (Latin Extended) Wester European, Central European & South European. Deni is a graphic and type designer from Indonesia. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/degarism Typography More information MyFonts Youworkforthem Fontspring
Type of Tape is a project of experimental typography with the purpose of giving more visibility to the personal design initiatives that are created in Colombia. The project was created and originally shared by Lully Duque and Laura Cárdenas on their Behance pages and it's one of this projects that in addition to being beautiful, has a big social impact. It originated from the fact that the capital of Colombia, Bogota, receives thousands of people from all over the country, as well as from abroad, who are looking for new opportunities. In a country which has been affected by war for more than 50 years, the majority of people arriving in the capital are victims of the armed conflict who are trying to rebuild their lives. Given the cultural diversity that converges in this single city, Bogotá is considered "Nobody's city". The main interest of Type of Tape is to highlight Colombian expressions that make people from other Colombian territories feel like they are at home. We want to remind them of their roots as they move around the city, expose our national culture and preserve our dialect and idiomatic expressions. The general message is to let all those people coming here know that they also belong in this city and contribute to our culture. Moreover, the authors deeply believe that through their interventions they can turn ordinary spaces into special places that people enjoy contemplating and this is why they decided to use public spaces as their showcase. Additionally, this project has strengthened their passion for typography and has proved to be a very enriching practice in their work as graphic designers and visual communicators. Being a project that was developed with such affection, we soon made the visual identity of Type of tape, which obviously is based on a typographic development on a grid. The same system that we use to make our interventions on fences. Typography
We would like to share a typography set of experiments for 36 days of type by the mighty folks over BÜRO UFHO. Based in Singapore, they are multi-disciplinary creative studio that focus their work into making brand stories through type, images, illustrations and layout. Working with clients like: BMW, Coca-Cola, HBO and more; I really like their motto at thinking that good design is a good life and being small = freedom to do things that matter. What is 36 Days of Type? It's a yearly open call inviting designers, illustrators and visual artists to share their view on the letters and numbers from our alphabet.
Emerald Script Font is a calligraphy and typography design project shared by Kavoon Me on his Behance profile. It's been a long time since the last post on fonts, especially script and display fonts. To change that we bring to you this really cool script font and some splatters. It has that classic rebel feel, perfect for t-shirts and hats but as you can see in one of the examples that Kavoon shared, it can also be used to create minimal and elegant pieces. Emerald is the font pack. The Normal font combines with the alternate character font to make each word unique. Then add the Splatters font as your tagline and — the ideal logo! Kavoon Me is a graphic designer focused on typography, design and branding. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/KavoonMe Typography
Keep On Rolling Deck is a typography, illustration and graphic design project shared by Ink Bad Company on their Behance profile. I am a fan of skaboarding. I was a amateur trying to be professional skateboarder myself in the past. Spent an enormous amount of hours on the streets practicing and of course breaking boards. There's something about your deck design that makes skateboarding unique. There's so many styles, colors and variations. Your board is almost an extension of you and your style. The design Ink Bad Company created for this board has definitely a classic, almost old wild west mood. Below you can see a bit more of the process behind as well as the amount of details. Ink Bad Company is the design studio and alter ego of JC Guerrero, illustrator based in Valencia (Spain). Devoted to the study of the mass culture through the dotted halftone; his work maintains a completely unnecessary link with the paper and some immature details to refine. To date, however, the guy have managed to work with many respectable clients across the world, in fields such as the advertising, packaging, editorial or lettering. Graphic Design
Twisted Letters is a series of motion design, art direction and graphic design experiments created and shared by * Webshocker * on their Behance profile. I have been seen these artworks via my Chrome extension that shows popular Dribbble entries every time I open a new tab. I was always in awe with how smooth and clever the animation and and motion design work was, so I decided to find out who was behind this clever designs. Below you can see some of them, my favorite has to be the Ss and the Happy word. * Webshocker * is the Co-founder & Creative Director at Webshocker, a full-service digital agency, working with clients from all over the world. Their services include Web design & Development, Graphic design, Motion graphics, App design and more. For more information check out http://www.webshocker.net/ Motion design
Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a corporate and signage typeface for London Luton Airport. Noway font-family is set up in five weights: thin, light, regular, medium and bold and a pack of 159 icons for every possible user. It is ideally suited for branding, packaging, editorial, way-finding and signage as well as web and screen design. The folks over atipo ® were also really nice to share the regular version of the font with everyone. You can download Download Noway Regular for free here! About atipo Atipo is a graphic design studio and foundry founded by Raúl García del Pomar and Ismael González located in Gijón/Xixón, Spain. Their main focus is on graphic communication, editorial design, corporate identity, web, motion, typography and illustration. For more information make sure to check out http://www.atipo.es/ Typography
Skatepark font as the name suggest is a typography but also motion design project shared by Keisuke Terashima. Throughout these 10 years of Abduzeedo we have seen many very creative projects where the designer explores different ideas for a family face, however, this one that Keisuke put together has to be one of the coolest. Perhaps, because I am a fan of skateboarding, but the idea of mixing skateboarding and its beautiful tricks with letters reproducing obstacles is nothing less than amazing. The animations are top notch as well and aligned with a cartoonish style it reminds me of a video-game. Anyways, enough said, check it out the full alphabet with tons of flips, grinds and other rad tricks. Keisuke Terashima is a graphic designer, motion designer and art director at PARTY in Tokyo, Japan. For more information make sure to check out his website at http://www.keisuketerashima.com/ - there are more incredible projects on his portfolio. Motion Design and Typography
We are sharing this beautiful font family set with lots of goodies as well by Firman Suci Ananda called: Cartel Deux. It’s a lovely typographic set with a script and serif style for your next display or title designs. Personally I am always being a bit too skeptical with script font because there is always some letters that you just aren’t happy about but this set is quite working out pretty well as a whole. Hope you will enjoy it as well. Firman Suci Ananda is a freelance UI designer based in Medan, Indonesia. Firman has worked with a different range of projects and you can also find his work on Creative Market at making full set of font families. Following this feature, you can also buy the set here. Cartel Deux is a new typeface by Cartel Deux™. It’s the combinations fonts include a script and bold style and also have a different style between Smooth & Sharp Script. To complete the set of fonts, Cartel Deux offers 5 style in the family.
I don’t believe we have shared the work from Thomas Price before, he is a designer based in Kansas City, USA. From his work, it’s great to see Thomas experimenting and playing with different mediums throughout his work. For this project for example, as a role of designer/letterer; he was mixing text content for the National Turkey Federation with food split in two on a plate with the other half with type. I think the results are quite simple but a fantastic concept! What do you think? Credits Designer/Letterer: Thomas Price Writer: Jim Howard Photographer: Matt Mooney (RW2) Editor: Realfake Client: National Turkey Federation More Information via Behance.
Scripts with Depth is a typography project shared by Katt Phatt and as the name suggests it is a set of beautiful 3D type with a super clever usage of depth. We are all used to seeing quotes and phrase with script lettering, it was quite trendy a couple of years ago. What Katt did was to play with the Z axis to create a super fresh effect. There's even some depth of field going on, check it out Typography About the author Katt Phatt is designer from Johannesburg, South Africa. His focus is on digital art and illustration. For more information check out http://kattphatt.com/
Let’s change the gear a little on Abduzeedo, how about some set inspiration? That’s a very rare term used on the blog, what is it? Also known as scenic design, an actually term would be stage design for many purposes either is for a theatrical representation, movie or even picture for this case. This project we are sharing is a collaboration of fellow Montrealer designers to create an album for a very famous local singer. Just by looking at the results, first of all I just fell in love of the non-use of CGI on this project, the fact they people are actually working with their hands is always well received where to gain a certain style or result where there isn’t any shortcuts available. By looking at the image result and what went through the process; I would recommend to you guys to watch that video. Art Direction in collaboration with Karim Charlebois-Zariffa and set production for Valaire's Oobopopop album cover. The Making Credits Karim Charlebois-Zariffa Francis Dakin-Côté Caravane Studio Frederic Bouin Jean-Constant Guigue Scottie Cameron Alexandre D'Avignon More on the project via Behance.