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Typography: HK Spec™ Typeface by Alfredo Marco Pradil 

Typography: HK Spec™ Typeface by Alfredo Marco Pradil 

Typography is the soul of a design project. It's what makes the communication possible. As one of my good professor's and mentor used to say, typography is the physical version of the language. I used to be really into collecting font families, from T-26, Emigre, FF, House Industries, you name it. When I changed my focus to the web in the late 90s and early 2000s I had to simply rely on the web-safe fonts. Now with the web fonts and amazing technology to embed fonts, it's time to get that loving feeling back. For this post, I'd love to share a project that Alfredo Marco Pradil titled HK Spec™ Typeface. HK Spec™ is a versatile typeface with one weight and one style. This low contrast typeface may be used as titles, headers, interface menu labels, signage, information text, environmental graphics type, and web type that can be sized at a minimum of 12pts. Try designing with only one font style—restricting your options will heighten your creativity and problem solving. Typography Download Contents: TTF, OTF, WOFF, WOFF2 and EOT filetypes (Web and Desktop fonts) Personal and Commercial license document TRY & DOWNLOAD NOW  

2017 Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering by Michael Moodie

2017 Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering by Michael Moodie

Sadly the end of the year is coming up soon enough. We all going to be down this road with putting together our yearly collection. Let's start with this calligraphy and lettering collection of 2017 by Seattle-based designer Michael Moodie. It's great seeing his progress throughout all his projects so far on Behance. Check it out! Michael Moodie is a designer from Seattle, WA, USA. Michael is doing an amazing job at keeping up with his Behance, check it out! More Links Learn more about Michael Moodie at michaelmoodie.com Follow Michael's work on Behance Calligraphy & Lettering  

United Nations Peace Stamps

Graphic Design Love: United Nations International Peace Stamps

We're all in need of a little peace these days and we just love this new project of designing International Peace Stamps by New York-based bespoke design consultancy Stranger & Stranger. As one can fathom, designing International Peace stamps for 193 nations presents a big communication challenge so the crafty team at Stranger & Stranger developed universal themes around uniting enemies, equality, breaking down barriers and complimentary opposites. The resulting illustrations, typography and color palette come together in a beautiful bow worthy of international praise. Be sure to also check out more work by this inspiring design firm on Behance and stay tuned for an upcoming post showcasing some of their gorgeous packaging design for wines, beers, and spirits.  ABOUT STRANGER & STRANGER Stranger & Stranger is an award-winning packaging design company specialising in the alcoholic drinks industry. We're based in London, New York City and San Francisco. We research, name and register brands worldwide. We design bespoke bottle shapes, labels, closures and all secondary packaging. We create all marketing support material and environment dressing, and we supervise production to the highest standards.

365 Days Instagram Project: A Letter a Day by Christian Pietrzok

365 Days Instagram Project: A Letter a Day by Christian Pietrzok

Let's start this long Weekend for some of us with a very cool 365 days Instagram project by Christian Pietrzok. It's a letter a day for his 2017 daily project, it's always a good challenge for sure. I tried once and it's not easy! Hat's off to Christian to explore so many different styles. Let's give him some love and it's always inspiring to follow this kind of challenge as a designer, artist or even exploring other mediums like photography for example. Christian Pietrzok is an artist on a personal quest to complete 2017 daily project. 2017 is almost done, let's give him some love for the final push! This is my 2017 daily project. A letter a day for the next 365 days. More Links Learn more about Christian Pietrzok on Instagram Via Instagram  

Typography: Agent Free Font

Typography: Agent Free Font

A little tribute to our Friday Fresh Free Font where we would feature a series of fresh fonts for you to download. Do you guys miss it? We can try to bring it back! But for now, let's feature this cool free font called: Agent by London-based Mark O'Neill. It's a nice font for graphic design needs especially related to posters and logos! Check it! Get yours and start your experiments! Mark O'Neill is a graphic designer and illustrator from London, UK. Definitely follow his latest work on Behance. Agent is minimal stencil display typeface inspired by clear simplistic geometric forms and structures envisaged by Le Corbusier. The font was created for a 4 week project under the name 'envisage' - see it on my website. More Links Learn more about Mark O'Neill via Behance Follow Mark on Instagram FREE Font  

Calligraphy Creates Elegant Wine Bottle Packaging

Calligraphy Creates Elegant Wine Bottle Packaging

43oz.com - Design Studio shared a really cool post on their Behance profile featuring wine bottle label design consisted of pure a simple calligraphy work. The result is elegant but also has that rustic feel, which makes it quite unique and special. Check out below the fold the end result as well as a bit of the behind the scenes of how the work was done. A unique creative project inspired by our agency's love for calligraphy and handwriting. Each bottle carries a unique inscription dedicated to wine, executed in a different style with a different color. The results were unexpected even for us, and we're very happy to share the fruit of this little experiment with the global community. And here are some pictures of the creative process, with the agency's Creative Director, Alex Kodimsky, testing out different ideas, tools, colors and writing styles, before putting inscriptions on clean bottles. Calligraphy bottle Making of  

Motion Design - Okomito Animated Typeface

Motion Design - Okomito Animated Typeface

It's time for our Motion Design Monday. Today we bring to you a beautiful animation titled Okomito with the type design created by Hanken Design Co and the animation and illustrations by Jesper Bolther. Okomito is a sans serif inspired by the classic typefaces that were imbued with a sense of functionality, boldness and industrial strength. The animated version aims to blend a quick, explosive expression with a soft and wavy feel. It includes the entire family of 9 weights and styles. Simply use the built-in dropdown to select your favorite weight. It's a beautiful motion design piece, definitely worth checking it out. Motion design Credits Type design by Hanken Design Co.  Animation and illustration by Jesper Bolther Sound design by SonoSanctus & Ambrose Yu Okomito is available as an animated and static font at animography.net Stills

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