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Typography and Branding: Type of Tape

Typography and Branding: Type of Tape

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

Typography: Imperfecta Experiments (36 Days of Type)

Typography: Imperfecta Experiments (36 Days of Type)

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.  

Typography: Emerald Script Font

Typography: Emerald Script Font

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

Graphic Design: Keep On Rolling Skateboarding Deck Design

Graphic Design: Keep On Rolling Skateboarding Deck Design

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

Motion Design: Twisted Letters Experiments

Motion Design: Twisted Letters Experiments

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

Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

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

Motion Design/Typography - Skatepark

Motion Design/Typography - Skatepark

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

Font Family Set: Cartel Deux

Font Family Set: Cartel Deux

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.  

Split Plate Series - Typography

Split Plate Series - Typography

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.

Typography: Scripts with Depth

Typography: Scripts with Depth

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/

Valaire - Set Design Case Study

Valaire - Set Design Case Study

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.

Lettering Works by Joe Sutton

Lettering Works by Joe Sutton

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 n°4 - Editorial Design

Jungle n°4 - Editorial Design

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

Structure X Type Series

Structure X Type Series

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.

Just Buy - Typography

Just Buy - Typography

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

 Alphabet Series by Bogdan Dreava

Alphabet Series by Bogdan Dreava

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.

Lettering Experiments with Ricardo Gonzalez

Lettering Experiments with Ricardo Gonzalez

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.