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Street Art & Illustration: Seawalls Mural

Street Art & Illustration: Seawalls Mural

Interesting mixture of street art and illustration; also for a good cause. Promoting environmental awareness, Brooklyn-based designer Ricardo Gonzalez took part of a festival that took place in Cancun, México (Avenida Uxmal). Giving the ocean a voice, Ricardo and other nine international and local artists came together for creating a positive impact in the perception for our future. Change the Future. Ricardo Gonzalez is a designer and artist based in Brooklyn, NYC. His focus is all around creative lettering, typography and art direction. He has been traveling all over the Globe for art installations and street art; we are huge fans of his work on ABDZ. Presented by @proyectopanorama and CIMUC, the festival features the work of nine international and local artists, all coming together to paint for a purpose and give the oceans a voice via art and activism (ARTivism). Video Project Gallery   Credits By Ricardo Gonzalez Photography: The Stills Agency More Links Learn more about Ricardo at itsaliving.nyc Follow Ricardo on Behance Get more information on PangeaSeed Foundation

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Graphic Design & Typography Works by Sami Christianson

Let's take a look at the latest work from Sami Christianson who is a designer, art director and letterer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Combining graphic design into packaging projects really to make it stand out from the crowd, especially when you think at the placement at the final product. Imagine the competition in a supermarket, my favourite from her work so far is the "Sum of the Parts" project. Sami Christianson is a senior designer, art letterer and art director from Vancouver, Bristish Columbia. Focusing her work in graphic design, typography and packaging; you can really see a change in her latest. Definitely worth a follow on Behance. Project Gallery   More Links Learn more about Sami Christianson at samichristianson.com Follow Sami on Behance

Monotype brings part of FontFont Catalog to Typekit

Monotype brings part of FontFont Catalog to Typekit

I was very happy to learn that Adobe announced an agreement with Monotype, one of the largest most influential type providers in the world, to make 230 of their iconic FontFonts, available for sync in the Typekit library, in addition to placing FontFont’s extensive collection of more than 700 fonts on Typekit Marketplace for individual purchase. I remember in college when I got into typography because a great professor I had introduced me to Emigre, FontFont and House Industries. It was a amazing just to browse through their catalog and now we can have part of them available for us.  FontFont, one of the world’s largest libraries of original contemporary typefaces, has been featured in the Typekit library since 2009, making it one of Adobe’s most established font library agreements since Typekit was launched in 2008. With this significant expansion of the Typekit library, designers will now have access to a total of 38 FontFont families, including FF Real, FF Ernestine and FF Dax. “Adobe Creative Cloud is the go-to-resource for millions of creative professionals, and we’re thrilled that our typefaces are an integrated part of the creative workflow. By making our extensive library of FontFont typefaces available, we’re able to get premium type into the hands of more creatives, providing them with more freedom, flexibility and choice during the creative process.”  - Mike Matteo, Vice President of Global Alliances & Partnerships for Monotype  For more information, please visit the Adobe Typekit webpage Here are some examples of the fonts available: FF Real is an entirely new family on Typekit. Designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois, it was originally conceived by Spiekermann to use as the text face for his biography. The family has been recently expanded to include 52 styles divided between FF Real Text and FF Real Head, including italics. For a grotesque typeface, there’s an unusual and impressive focus on legibility; in the Text version, features like the curved foot of the lowercase l and crossbars on the uppercase I contribute to this. FF Ernestine, by Nina Stössinger, is a slab serif that stands out from others in its genre. For starters, that g could be recognized anywhere. The whole design is influenced by choices to make it more open and friendly: ball terminals and large x-height, along with open counters and round shapes. Stössinger took care to design each style separately, rather than automating their variation in weight. This makes each style work well in its own right, without the context of the others. A special addition to Ernestine and included in the font is its Armenian version, designed by Hrant Papazian. FF Dax brings a humanist touch to a minimal sans typeface. Hans Reichel’s choice to eliminate stems on characters such as the lowercase a and u gives the typeface a casual aesthetic, while all other features are polished. This style influenced countless designs to follow. When spacing is tight, we also have the Dax Compact styles ready to sync. They have a total of 38 FontFont families available on Typekit. Take a look at the list here or check out their foundry page to see it all in the same place. FF Amman Sans FF Amman Serif FF Angie FF Avance FF Basic Gothic FF Brokenscript FF Carina FF Chambers Sans FF Cocon FF Dagny FF Dax FF Duper FF Enzo FF Ernestine FF Folk FF Ginger FF Good FF Info FF Karbid FF Kava FF Mach FF Market FF Meta FF Meta Serif FF More FF Nuvo FF Prater FF Providence FF Real Head FF Real Text FF Speak FF Spinoza FF Tisa FF Tisa Sans FF Typestar FF Uberhand FF Utility FF Zwo

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

Sawdust, the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez, shared a super cool typography project they created for Wired UK. It's a display font that has a modern look but also feels like a classic Art Deco font. It's a good blend of past and future. I specially like the flow of some of the characters like Y, L, O and T. It's also refreshing to see projects like this, especially for me that. I spend most of my time focusing on accessibility, legibility, readability and I feel that graphic design, especially editorial design still has an edge in terms of style. There's more freedom, you can see by the pictures below. Crazy contrast on font sizes, orientation and layout. Hopefully we will see the web and mobile design evolve to more experimental ideas too. Sawdust is a design studio based in London, UK. They specialize in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including: Nike, Wired, The New York Times, Coca-Cola, IBM, Wieden+Kennedy and other heavy weight clients. At the heart of what we do is a desire to create work that is both explorative and beautifully crafted. Above all else we retain a deeply rooted conviction to not only deliver design that is effective but that exceeds our client’s expectations. For more information make sure to check out: http://www.madebysawdust.co.uk/ Typography Display typeface for WIRED, UK. Creative Director: Andrew Diprose Art Director: Mary Lees

Gorgeous Typography by Luke Doyle

Gorgeous Typography by Luke Doyle

Gotta love digital art that pops into your face. Luke Doyle is a designer that comes up with gorgeous artworks, going from cheerful gifs to amazing typography, such as these! He's into motion graphics and animation, which is pretty dope. Here you can see some letters and numbers from his "36 days of type" project. For more of it, please visit his Instagram! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;) 211.365 - Adventure #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Fev 21, 2017 às 2:26 PST 214.365 - Dragon #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Fev 24, 2017 às 2:51 PST 216.365 - Fishing #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Fev 26, 2017 às 3:57 PST 220.365 - Journey #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 2, 2017 às 10:32 PST 223.365 - Magic #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 5, 2017 às 11:48 PST 224.365 - Navigate #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 6, 2017 às 1:31 PST 232.365- Viking #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 14, 2017 às 4:11 PDT 239.365 - Two #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 21, 2017 às 3:53 PDT 243.365 - Six #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 25, 2017 às 2:26 PDT 245.365 - Eight #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 27, 2017 às 2:20 PDT 245.365 - Eight #36daysoftype Uma publicação compartilhada por Luke Doyle (@lukedoylestudio) em Mar 27, 2017 às 2:20 PDT

Typography Artworks by Amadeus Malmén

Typography Artworks by Amadeus Malmén

Amadeus Malmén is a Sweden based artist that's been designing dope typography artworks. He designs these pieces using various styles of type which is pretty amazing. It's also great to see some of his finished commissioned works in stores other places. For more of it, please visit his Instagram! You'll definitely enjoy it! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Out 21, 2013 às 10:53 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Fev 21, 2014 às 8:24 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jun 19, 2014 às 9:05 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jun 28, 2014 às 4:14 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jul 14, 2014 às 6:52 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jul 21, 2014 às 1:39 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jul 26, 2014 às 1:23 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Ago 4, 2014 às 1:56 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Set 13, 2014 às 2:03 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Set 30, 2014 às 11:31 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Dez 2, 2014 às 3:04 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jan 13, 2015 às 1:48 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jan 31, 2015 às 3:53 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Jun 16, 2015 às 5:19 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Amadeus Malmén (@amadeuces) em Set 14, 2016 às 9:57 PDT

Branding & Typography: Birger Jarl Event 2017

Branding & Typography: Birger Jarl Event 2017

Let's end this week with a project all about a colourful branding and typography for the 2017 edition of Birger Jarl. When it comes to vibrant colours, nobody else comes to mind than the work of Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu. For this project, Radim emphasis on colours and energy for the many poster variants, staff uniforms, merchandise and animated designs for on-screen usage. Check out the full project on brandnu.co.uk. We are featuring the work from Radim Malinic who is a creative director, graphic designer and speaker based in London, UK. Working mainly in branding, graphic design, advertising, illustration, typography and web design, Radim is a master to what comes down to colour. Birger Jarl is something of an institution in Uppsala - celebrating 15 years of excellence in 2017. Brand Nu has been part of their brand story since 2009 providing assistance with design and creative direction. Every year, it's the upmost importance to keep pushing the benchmark of what we can collaboratively achieve. To celebrate the 'teenage' anniversary, we went all out on creating a fully packed toolkit of 3D designs and variants to give Birger Jarl a plenty of assets to use across the full twelve months. Project Gallery   More Links Check out Radim Malinic's site: brandnu.co.uk Make sure to follow Radim on Instagram

Illustration & Typography: Harnham Salary Guide (2016)

Illustration & Typography: Harnham Salary Guide (2016)

Mixing both 3D Illustration, Typography, and design, let's take a look at the 2016 Salary Guide of Harnham. A guide that revealed the positive trends in the UK for Analytics and Data professionals and a distinctly candidate driven market. Designed by Craig Minchington and Radim Malinic, they both combined their skills into a composition of 3D, CGI, typography and a vibrant colour palette. Personally knowing both of their styles, the final result is a delightful mixture of a well-defined conceptual layout, props for their work. This is a collaboration between Craig Minchington on the 3D Illustrations and Radim Malinic on the creative direction and design. See the full project on Behance. Harnham's Annual Salary Guide for 2016 reveals more positive trends in the UK for Analytics and Data professionals and a distinctly candidate driven market. This is a collaborative guide that is made possible by the participation of data and analytics professionals completing our survey. With their help, Harnham are not only able to put together our ever popular salary tables but a comprehensive view of the data and analytics market trends that will impact business hiring decisions in the coming year and beyond. Project Gallery   Credits Creative direction and design: Radim Malinic / Brand Nu 3d Illustration: Craig Minchington / Adora Attack More Links Check out Craig's site: adoraattack.com Check out Radim's site: brandnu.co.uk

Typography Artworks by Bao Nguyen

Typography Artworks by Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen is a designer based in Sacramento, California, and he comes up with some astonishing typography artworks. He designs super dope titles for movies and games, which is pretty awesome. Here are some of his pieces. Fore more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Graphic Design: Awesome Variations of W Monogram

Graphic Design: Awesome Variations of W Monogram

How many times can you explore the variations of a letter for a logo or symbol? Julien Perraudin has been exploring that with some awesome results. Monogram W is a graphic design, branding and typography project that he shared on his Behance page that explore several variations for the letter W. It's fascinating to see the different directions and styles, from rigid geometric to very loose and organic forms. There's pretty much a W for every taste. I know that sounds really cheesy, so enough talk, check out some of the best Ws below. Julien is a designer from Sierre, Switzerland. For more information make sure to check out: https://www.behance.net/monome Graphic design

Modernist Typography by Marcelo Siqueira

Modernist Typography by Marcelo Siqueira

I'm a big fan of projects in which the designer explores the applicability of a concept. It might be done with photography, illustration, and much more, so check out this fantastic project of modernist typography. These were designed by Brazilian designer Marcelo Siqueira. He's got more dope projects in his portfolio at Behance, so don't forget to check it out! I hope you enjoy it! Cheers. ;) Letters Numbers

Typography Design and Free Latina Essential Font

Typography Design and Free Latina Essential Font

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.”

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

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.  

Fauxsaics: a Series of Typographic Mosaic Illustrations

Fauxsaics: a Series of Typographic Mosaic Illustrations

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.

Typography: Exploring the Soft World of 3d with Smooth Alphabet

Typography: Exploring the Soft World of 3d with Smooth Alphabet

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

Art Direction & Branding: The Work of Rita Goulão

Art Direction & Branding: The Work of Rita Goulão

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.

Typography and Font Design: Biotif Typeface

Typography and Font Design: Biotif Typeface

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