Let's give a closer look at the stunning work of Jimmy Alcala, he is a visual artist into modern calligraphy based in Marseille, France. Let's take a moment and admire his stylish abstract calligraphy on a canvas. It's quite unique in his genre and you just gotta appreciate the talent and also patience. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his projects. More Links Learn more about Jimmy Alcala at asucalligraphy.com Follow Jimmy on Behance Calligraphy
It all started with a Portuguese soap packaging from the first half of the 20th Century. The 5 uppercase letters that spell NAZARÉ were sufficient to drive the creation of this typeface design. Created by Natanael Gama, Nazaré fits in a semi-serif category and has a large contrast. It works outstandingly in display use specially in the bolder weights that have even more contrast. The regular weights have a more moderate contrast and an overall less extravagant design, fitting best in the typographical conventions. This provides a better render in text use. You can use this font in large headlines, logos, posters, book covers, and general display use as well as short strings of text. Nazaré is the name of a small Portuguese fishing village known for its giant waves and peculiar people. These glaring illustrations were crafted by the half Nazarene himself, and brilliant artist, Lorde Mantraste Typeface design Buy Nazaré
I always admire those that challenge themselves to daily activities like taking a photo a day, or design something different every day. It seems simple at first, however, like everything in life, the closest you get to the realization of something, the more difficult things become. I believe it does that to naturally select those that have real passion for the others. For this post I'd love to share the typography work that TJ Nicklin created titled 36 DAYS OF TYPE. The style and quality of the illustrations is just top notch. 36 Days of Type is a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to express their particular view on the letters and numbers in the alphabet. Participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day. I took the opportunity to explore and experiment with color, texture and patterns. Typography
Anastasia Genkina is a designer from Moscow, Russia and she share a quite elegant typography and editorial design on her Behance profile. It was created by students during the Editorial Design course at the Porto Design Summer School. We always love and support these types of projects. Make sure to check it out after the break. The five chapters from Italo Calvino`s Invisible Cities — a part of the collaborative project made by the students during Editorial course at Porto Design Summer School. Supervised by Hamish Muir, Andrew Howard, Catherine Griffiths and David Pearson. - Typeset in Sectra and Walsheim by Grilli Editorial Design
There are some projects that are simply hard to describe how awesome they are. The Classic. Typefaces by Particle (Gao Yang) is one of those memorable 3D and typography posts. It is simply an alphabet but it's created by using classic examples of industrial design, quite a few from Braun. The result is quite awesome, from calculator to toothbrush you will find all sorts of familiar objects there. I love the simplicity and how clean it feels. Check out after the break. After modeling some Braun's products for practice, I'd like to do something more creative, so I designed these letters with this retro, modern and Braun-like style. 3D Typography
In a few months it will all start again. It's World Cup time and it's always exciting for the soccer or football fans out there like myself. Craig Ward is even more excited because he was asked to to create a custom typeface for England's 2018 World Cup kit. Commissioned by Nike, the type was modeled in 3D to feature the St George's cross and create a dynamic, twisting design which features inline, outline and fill weights along with a complementary numeral se for use at larger sizes. The result is quite a quite awesome typography project and of course we had to feature it here. Typography I began by looking at the clarity and geometry of classic English typefaces (Gill, Flaxman, Johnston etc) – particularly when condensed, as that was also a requirement. I noticed how they lost some of their implied geometry in these instances and decided to create something that didn’t buckle like that. Parts of the type actually quote aspects of other fonts to feel a little more familiar – the W in Railway Sans in particular, and the flare of the alternate R is a nod to Gill. I also included a perfectly circular O should they want to use it. I really wanted to create something dynamic that hinged on the cross icon, so I modeled and animated the core of the type in 3D software. I created a simple grid, drew single line paths for the letterforms and added a cross as a sweep around the path, which went on to inform the inline aspect and the twists in the letters. I’m hoping that the movement that went into creating the letterforms comes through in the final pieces.
We haven't posted about typeface design for quite a long time, so it's time to change that. Today we feature the Roxborough typeface created and shared by Connary Fagen. The design is a dramatic, voguish serif, influenced by calligraphy and hand lettering. Rich, open construction – built around a distinctive single-storey “a” – pairs nicely with the stylized, expressive italics. Both traditional and chic, Roxborough transforms text into art; it adapts to many applications, including branding and identity design, display and packaging design, subtitles, and copy. The typeface features: Eight weights Roman and Italic sets OpenType features Free updates PURCHASE ROXBOROUGH CF at Creative Market Gumroad Typeface design
Happy Friday, all! We're delighted to feature this charming street art project perfectly blending two passion areas of the talented João Pereira dubbed D’outros Tipos. Lisbon-based Pereira began working on this artistic project in 2017 with a focus of merging together two of his creative passions: graffiti and typography. The end result, a mural inspired by the great Alphaville song "Forever Young." The message conveyed is visually strong and is a spot on representation of Pereira's optimistic mindset. The colors create a great contrast with the background's black and the lettering’s white in a subtle reference to the saturated tones of our beloved 80s. Enjoy and check out more from this super talent here!
It's almost the end of 2017, many of us including myself will be working at putting together our favourite and best work of the year to showcase. It's a cool practice since you are closing and re-arranging your files before the holidays. Also doing some cleaning for the upcoming new year and start fresh. We are taking a look at this year's collection by ILOVEDUST on their favourite 3D type projects from commercial, promotions and pitch-based. ILOVEDUST is a team of specialists working in design concepts, illustration, brand identity and experimental design. They have worked with Nike, Red Bull, Xbox, Coca-Cola, just to name a few. You can follow more of their work on Behance. More Links Learn more about ILOVEDUST at ilovedust.com Follow ILOVEDUST's work on Behance Architecture & Interior Design
I am a fan of the 80s, I believe everybody must know by now but it's always good to remind you all about that. It explains why I will always post anything that reminds me of that decade, especially typography. That is the case of The Sonnyfive typeface created and shared by Sándor Szalay on his Behance profile. It reminds me of the James White font that we featured years back but a bit more aggressive. I also like the posters that Sandor create to showcase the usage of the typeface. Quite inspiring. You can also purchase the font if you love it like I do. Sándor Szalay is a designer from Budapest, Hungary, for more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/fivetwentyfive 80s Typography
This project has been dated from 2016 but it's never too late to feature awesome challenges. We are following the work of Cairo-based typographer Ehab Elhamzawy on his Inktober Challenge. He had to challenge himself and create 31 different versions of the word "INKTOBER" in expressive kufic in results of the everyday feeling. It's quite impressive and I am sure it wasn't an easy task. Let's check them out! Ehab Elhamzawy is a typographer based in Cairo, Egypt. He is focusing his work into Typography, Graphic Design and Illustration; you should definitely follow his work on Behance. This was my first time to join @inktober challenge and i just wanted to make it a little bit harder to me so that i can call it a Real CHALLENGE!! So i decided to type the same word "INKTOBER" 31 times with a 31 different Kufic style that express the feeling of each day's prompt. And here is a 12 designs of them hope to love them as i do. More Links See Ehab Elhamzawy's work on Behance Typography
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
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
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.
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
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
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