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.
We would like to feature the work of Joe Sutton who is a freelance graphic designer based in London, UK. He focus his work into typography, lettering and branding design. What I particularly like about Joe’s work is that he takes the time to share his process and well-written details about what can be improved from his sketches. That’s pretty gold especially that people seems to think that lettering is easy OR there’s always a fastest way to do so. It takes a lot of patience and a LOT of practices. We keep sharing about how process is important and it is actually is. Props to Joe for his work and hope you will enjoy these as well. More information via Dribbble.
Jungle is a editorial design project for a thematic employment guide. It features interviews, advices and investigations for the people starting out their careers. The project was shared by Violaine & Jeremy and it is a great example of how playful and colorful an editorial project can be. We tend to feature minimalist projects and this project is the opposite. From beautiful illustrations to bold and unique typography. It definitely gives a fresh perspective and inspiration. We created custom titles fonts for the revue, W (Bold Condensed) and J (ultra light condensed). Other Fonts used are Dala Prisma, Thorowgood Sans Shaded, St Croce and Superior. - Bechance Editorial Design Violaine & Jeremy is an illustration and graphic arts studio currently based in Paris, France. Their specialized in: Artistic direction Illustration Textile pattern design Graphic identity Editorial design Webdesign
Over a year ago, we’ve featured the work of Rigved Sathe with his series Around the World with Type that was pretty well received on the blog and by you guys. Well, Rigved is back with another great series and this time he decided to combine composition and texture based on what seems to work well for him in the form Alphabet letters. 26 unique creations for us to enjoy his superb conceptual ideology, Rigved is a visual designer currently based in Pune, India. After the tremendous response to 'Around the World with Type', I realised that with this concept, the possibilities are endless. STRUCTURE x Type is a similar series that explores form, anatomy, texture and composition to create a distinctive collection of 26 letters, each expressly unique. More information via Behance.
I haven't post about illustration or typography in quite a while. I have been quite focused on editorial design and branding because I am trying to improve my visual design skills for simplicity. That said when I saw the Just Buy poster created by Marc Urtasun I had to share it here on ABDZ. I always loved this kind of illustration, it's simple but the 3D effect gives a lot of character. "Just Buy" is only one reflection about current society. Of course, you can buy it. - Marc Urtasun Marc Urtasun is a motion designer from Barcelona, Spain. For more information make sure to check out his web site at Marc Urtasun http://www.marcurtasun.com/ Typography process
We’ve featured many series that focus their theme on the Alphabet, It’s a great practice because every single letter has their own properties and characteristics. We are taking a closer look at the work from Bogdan Dreava and his minimal approach at this take on the Alphabet Series. Bogdan is mainly a photographer based in Timișoara, Romania. What I do like about this series it’s the minimal use of elements and the play with the light and shadow. It definitely create a tone to the collection and the color palette just enhance well the overall experience. Hope you will enjoy these! Adventure of a simple sphere in alphabet world. More information: http://www.bogdand.com.
Here on Abduzeedo, we love to make you guys explore and discover different mediums that are from user interface design to typography. Let's also admit that about 3-4 years ago, there wasn't that much interest in UI, UX and its complexity. That being said, it's always nice to see artists creating beautiful from both still digital but also analog. There's a thing about working with your hands into making some art. I feel with the time being, that will always be the best way to go. And with Ricardo Gonzalez is no different, we truly love his work so that's why we would like to share his latest lettering experiments because why not. Make sure to follow his Instagram where he shares his process how many these incredible pieces that we just can't stop being inspired about. Lettering Experiments - Analog/Digital 2016 More information: http://www.itsaliving.nyc.
Goodtype The Book Volume One is a compilation of curated typography work from 175 artists worldwide. Each featured artist showcases two pieces: a work in progress sketch and the final piece. The collection encompasses a multitude of lettering styles from hand lettering, to computer generated 3D-type, to hand painted murals, to traditional calligraphy. With over 2,000 typography work submissions, they just picked the cream of the crop. Featuring works by artists like Raul Alejandro, Maia Then, Rob Draper, and Scott Biersack and interviews with Roxy Prima, Tony DiSpigna, Joseph Alessio, and more! For this post we feature one of the projects featured on the book, the typography work of Mario De Meyer. Typography work About the author Mario De Meyer is a freelance graphic designer based in Ghent/Belgium with a strong focus on typography. He works on a wide variety of worldwide projects and had the pleasure to work with clients like Adobe, Bloomberg, Fortune, Inc., Ogvilly & Mather, IBM, J.Walter Thompson and more. For more information check out http://www.dm2graphics.com/
We used to run the Friday Free Fonts series of posts in the past but finding free fonts are not that easy. We understand the level of work necessary to design a font and good work is not always free. So today I want to feature the Frontage Condensed Typeface designed by Juri Zaech, a Swiss Art Director, currently living and working in Paris, France. Frontage Condensed is a layered type system inspired by eye-catching and colorful facade signage. Its main aspect is — like many typographic installations on storefronts — three dimensional. The narrow, generously spaced letterforms lend the typeface a bold and eminent voice. The more ornamental layers like Bulb or Neon bring nostalgia to the family, while the Shadow layer maximizes the spacial impression. The system’s ten layers can be used alone or combined making the family a versatile toolkit. The use of color reveals Frontage Condensed’s full potential, yet for stark applications it works great in black and white too. Check the specimen PDF for examples. Frontage Condensed features 52 catchwords. They can be simply activated through OpenType’s Discretionary Ligatures and are an easy way to enrich the typographic texture. Other features include fractions, numerators and denominators. Frontage Condensed’s 339-character set covers over 190 latin languages. Available from youworkforthem.com and myfonts.com Typeface Design For more information and to check out Juri's work check out his website at http://www.juri-zaech.com/
To keep the hype about the Rio Olympics Games on Abduzeedo, we decided to feature related projects that designers and artists have worked on for the occasion. You can follow them through the tag Rio2016. What's your best Olympic moment so far? It's always incredible to see the athletes coming together and pride their skills to represent their countries. Let's take a closer look at the stunning work of Decktwo and his commissioned work for a Brazilian Sports Event Company. Looking closer at his work and it just impresses a total craft of his technique and I just can't even imagine how long it will take to accomplish this piece of art. Located in Paris, France, Decktwo is a multidisciplinary artist, he does wall painting, motion graphic design, illustration, storyboard and VFX. Commission Work for a Brazilian Sport Event Company - RIO OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 More information: http://www.decktwo.com.
Showcasing your portfolio is really important in the process of job hunting, I don't believe that is all about your education but what work did you worked on or were part on. Many things that we share to our next employer totally defines your first impression as a whole. I've done several interviews for design positions in the past and one thing that we mostly tend to forget or to finish off too quickly is the Curriculum Vitae (our resume). How you define yourself on that piece of paper is also a form of presentation of you. Let's take a look a cool 3D take on a Curriculum Vitae. Designed by Benjamin Benhaim, a motion designer, CG artist and art director based in Paris, France. I like the colour palette of this artwork and also how detailed it is from different angles. Artwork made with Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, Octane Render More information via Behance.
Mixing through branding, graphic design and typography, we've always been fans of Kevin Cantrell. Learning more about Kevin's motto/philosophy, we'll find ourselves in a branding system filled with brand architecture, graphic marks, monograms, seals, badges and much more worth considering. We wouldn't say that Kevin's work is expressing a certain style of typography but through the years we can admit that he has put out incredible and inspiring works that explore many colour palettes and layered patterns. His distinct attention to details gave him opportunities to work with big brands out there and also being named by Print Magazine's 20 under 30 New Visual Artists of 2014. Currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah, we are taking a closer look at his latest project for Tom’s Town Distilling Co, a company who represents the Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Taking inspiration from Tom Pendergast, we are exploring the strong work from the past that shaped the future of its kind, right now. Tom’s Town Distilling Co. is downtown Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. Drawing inspiration from the country’s most polarizing and corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast, Tom’s Town brings to life the glamorous magnetism of the Gatsby-era. Rooted in a deco optimism, Kansas City flouted Prohibition under the Pendergast machine. Today as Kansas City experiences its second cultural rebirth, the people are still thirsty. Welcome to Tom’s Town, where free spirits reign. KCS created a comprehension branding identity system including a proprietary font, designed exclusively for Tom’s Town. More information: http://kevincantrell.com and also check out http://satelliteoffice.tv.
Among everything we feature about UI/UX, we do feel that we don't share about graphic design and typography. A little less than 5 years ago, we didn't such a craze about user experience and interface design so we had graphic design. Let us feature the work from Ian Jepson on 80s and 90s inspired artwork for Vans. That little detail that has been striking for me was the thickness of the letter "P" from Surf Pro. Loving seeing the behind-the-scenes/process which is always inspiring and good for crafting your style. Earlier this year I was contacted by Vans to create a logo, poster, and various other artwork for their Surf Pro Classic 2016. I drew inspiration from late 80s and 90s surf artwork, and had a blast working on the project. About Ian Jepson Ian is an illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. After 5 years in the industry, Ian has been focusing his work in graphic design, typography for poster gigs and more. We'll look forward to see more of Ian's work. More information: http://ianjepson.co.za.
We haven't posted about some free fonts in quite a while. We used to have a day of the week to offer some nice free findings in terms of fonts but it was getting difficult to find beautiful and worth sharing material. Today I'd love to write about the Gilroy Typefamily by Radomir Tinkov and also to say that there's some free surprises in the end of the post. Gilroy is a modern sans serif with a geometric touch. An older brother of the original Qanelas font family. It comes in 20 weights, 10 uprights and its matching italics. The Light & ExtraBold weights are free of charge, so you can use them to your heart’s content. Designed with powerful opentype features in mind. Each weight includes extended language support (+ Cyrillic), fractions, tabular figures, arrows, ligatures and more. Perfectly suited for graphic design and any display use. It could easily work for web, signage, corporate as well as for editorial design. Download for free About Radomir Tinkov Radomir Tinkov is Typeface & Graphic Designer from Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information check out https://www.tinkov.info/
With the Summer going strong and kicking, I hope you had the chance to go to the theaters like most of us. To view some of the summer blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War from the Marvel Universe. Coming from this Universe, it's always interesting to see how artists create/make and just being inspired based on these movies. One series caught our attention and it's from Philippines-based artist Risa Odil, my favourite is the one from Hulk. Her series is quite detailed and playful which is working pretty with her style. Hope you will enjoy! About Risa Rodil Risa is a designer, letterer and illustrator currently based in Manila, Philippines. She focus her work into Typography/Lettering, Graphic Design, Illustration and Motion Graphics. We shall look forward of her upcoming work. More information: http://risarodil.com.
Our good friend Ben Johnston always have been making beautiful murals for quite some time now. Big or small, it's always being an impressive process and really inspiring for us. Also Ben always take the time to have a proper setup so he can share his behind-the-scenes which fit perfectly with this typographic style. We are sharing today his latest work at the Liberty Market located in Downtown, Toronto of Canada. Lifetime Development Inc. presented Ben Johnston with the opportunity to create and paint two murals on the face of the Liberty Market Building, a hallmark structure in Toronto’s Liberty Village. From concept to creation, the verbiage and aesthetic of each piece was selected to pay homage to the urban revitalization of this formerly industrial hub, turned bustling community. Each mural was designed to both stand-alone and work in conjunction with the other, using bold, impactful typography intended to bring the sentiments to life. “Hustle” speaks to the entrepreneurial spirit and vibrancy of those who work and play in Liberty Village. While “Love Liberty” captures the magnetism, history and resounding sense of pride that has grown within the community throughout it’s development. About Ben Johnston Ben is a self-taught designer, letterer & illustrator from Cape Town, currently based in Toronto, Canada. With his kickass talent, he had the opportunity to work with brands like: Disney, Virgin, Audi, Saatch & Saatchi and just to name a few. More information via his Behance.