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Typography in Motion: 36 Days of Kinetic Type

Typography in Motion: 36 Days of Kinetic Type

The 36 Days of Type is probably my favorite design challenge and there are a few reasons for that. The most important for me is that it requires the participants to come up with not one, but up to 36 variations of their idea and probably the most difficult part, it has to do with typography. It's definitely not an easy task but the designs people share are just amazing. A good example is the 36 Days of Kinetic type by Syddharth Mate. It goes beyond just graphic and adds motion to the mix.  36 Days of Type is a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet. With 36 days of restless creativity, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day, resulting in an outcome of the ability to represent the same symbol from many different perspectives. For more information check out http://www.36daysoftype.com/ Typography

Cadillac Mural & Typographic Illustration by Mark van Leeuwen

Cadillac Mural & Typographic Illustration by Mark van Leeuwen

I've been following the work of Mark van Leeuwen for years, especially on his Instagram. His stylish works in lettering and type clearly made a difference in our day-to-day with typography. We are taking a look at this very cool mural for Cadillac (Europe) painted in Munich, Germany for what they called: Stroke Art Fair. You just gotta love the colour contrast used with a simple black and white, I personally do love the 360 approach taken on the car display to show both sides of the car instead of one. Mural painted in Munich, Germany for Stroke Art Fair, in collaboration with Cadillac Europe More Links Learn more about Mark van Leeuwen Follow Mark's work on Behance Typography & Illustration

Adobe Revives Fonts from Legendary Bauhaus Design Masters

Adobe Revives Fonts from Legendary Bauhaus Design Masters

Today Adobe announced the launch of The Hidden Treasures - Bauhaus Dessau, a campaign that will bring to life nearly century old original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from legendary Bauhaus design masters that were rediscovered and completed to inspire the next generation of creatives. Bauhaus Dessau, the world famous school of design, was closed in 1932 by the National Socialist Party leaving behind unfinished masterpieces, created by legendary design masters: Xanti Schawinsky, Joost Schmidt, Carl Marx, Alfred Arndt and Reinhold Rossig. Typography from Bauhaus Dessau is instantly recognizable. Simple geometric forms, unadorned with serifs. Vibrant, expressive colors. Balanced layouts that convey a clear and direct message. Some of the world’s most celebrated ad layouts, political posters, album covers, and logo designs owe their power to lettering designs created at Bauhaus Dessau. World-renowned typeface designer Erik Spiekermann led the effort to turn the lost letter fragments and sketches from the Bauhaus archives into complete and fully functional fonts. Working with experts at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, he supervised an international team of typography professionals and design students to digitally create five font sets from Bauhaus Dessau designs, with the first two fonts – Xants and Joschmi – based on artwork from Bauhaus designers Xanti Schawinsky and Joost Schmidt, available for immediate download via Adobe Typekit today. Adobe is also launching a series of five challenges over the coming months for the creative community to put these fonts to use. For more information, please visit The Hidden Treasures – Bauhaus Dessau website. 

36 Days of Type 2018 with BÜRO UFHO .

36 Days of Type 2018 with BÜRO UFHO .

We have discovered the work of BÜRO UFHO . through ABDZ on Instagram. They are a great example of the lovely things we see on #abduzeedo. As for their project, it was for 36 days of type that invite everyone into art to create a unique design of the alphabet. Everyone has their own style which makes it quite diversifiable. Hope you will enjoy! 36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to give ​their unique view on letters and numbers for 36 days of nonstop creativity. Links Learn more about BÜRO UFHO . Follow them on Instagram: @yanandjun Art Direction & Typography

Typography Experiments by Wete Studio

Typography Experiments by Wete Studio

I love typography experiments. It bring me back a lot of memories of my early days. I remember spending hours checking out books on graphic design, and there was the now legendary Los Logos book, which featured tons of logos and type experiments. Wete Studio just shared a published an awesome post where they share a lot of beautiful typography experiments they did between 2017-2018, most of them are personal projects exploring cinema 4D and photoshop (except one project for the Yorokobu calendar and the letter O for SEAT). These compositions illustrate really well what I am talking about on the first paragraph so make sure to scroll down and get your dose of inspiration. Also visit www.wetecacahuete.com for more information and full portfolio. Typography

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Motion Design and Typography: Liquid Calligraphy

Ruslan Khasanov shared this amazing post that blend typography and motion design with the physics. The music is by Dmitry Evgrafov. The beauty of this project is in the organic transformations that the letters go through. Looking one by one it doesn't look that awesome but when you combine them to create words the result is very powerful. Take for example the word Art. It has so much depth and so much personality that it's hard to describe in words.  So check out this amazing video and make sure to download the wallpapers, they look great as well.  Motion Design and Typography Video Images Behind the scenes   In Macro Wallpaper set (desktop & mobile) DOWNLOAD  For more information check out: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter

Typography: 36 days of type by Alper Dostal

Typography: 36 days of type by Alper Dostal

There are many design challenges out there but my favorite has to be the 36 days of type. The idea behind this typography project is simple, designers, illustrators and graphic artists have the opportunity to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet. It started when Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, two graphic designers based in Barcelona, first decided to challenge themselves to design something new every day. The main goal was to experiment with new things while facing their routines by setting daily design challenges.  For this post I would love to share the second contribution from Alper Dostal - I have to say, every new edition of 36 days of type, the entries get more and more detailed. It's almost unbelievable to think that they do one of those every day.  Typography for 36 days of type    

Typography Explorations for Posters by Fatih Hardal 

Typography Explorations for Posters by Fatih Hardal 

Fatih Hardal shared a really cool personal project on his Behance profile. The idea was to create posters where the main goal was to experiment with typography with colors, textures and simple effects like blur and burn effects. The result is a series of quite stylish posters that are definitely worth checking out. As of March 1, I started the typographic poster series. I wanted to create a series that included monochrome and various colors. At the same time, I was on my personal Instagram account. I am happy to share here also because this interaction is positive. I hope you will like it. Typography Posters For more information check out: Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn  

Typography and Motion Design for 36 Days of Type

Typography and Motion Design for 36 Days of Type

We here over at Abduzeedo are fans of the 36 Days of Type typography challenge. We have been posting some of our favorite entries and every time we do we tend to say that it was the coolest. Which is not an overstatement. The problem is that the next day we go and find another entry as cool or even cooler than the previous one. In reality, that's far from a problem. It's just amazing to see how much creativity is out there and the design community is as prolific as never before. For this post I'd like to share Meeta Panesar's entry for the 36 Days of Type typography challenge. In addition to the graphic part, Meeta also explored some sweet motion design ideas.  Typography and Motion Design

Typography: Drops from the Head by Leonardoworx LWX

Typography: Drops from the Head by Leonardoworx LWX

There we go again, yes, it's another awesome typography post on ways to create an unique interpretation of the 27 letters of the alphabet. This time Leonardoworx LWX shared a his version which he titled the Drops from the Head. The project is a research about letters made almost day by day, when he felt inspired, in occasion of the last 36 Days of type edition. Yes, some letters are missing, but my focus wasn't to make the complete alphabet, but to create what i had in mind at the moment :) Typography  

The Artphabet: a Tribute to Art and Typography

The Artphabet: a Tribute to Art and Typography

Last week I shared a beautiful typography post on an alphabet that mixed 3D and cartoon effects. I mentioned that it was very unique amongst so many of these types of exercises. So for my surprise today I found yet another amazing post on the same topic. This time the good people from CESS ™ took the challenge and raised the bar even higher. They created an alphabet inspired by famous artists. Each letter representing one and the style that made the artist famous. For example, A is for Andy Warhol and C is for Mondrian.  Anyway, check them out, it's truly awesome.  An Alphabet Tribute to the most famous modern and contemporary artists. Made during 36daysoftype. Typography For more information check out cesstm.com

Typography: Letter Jam the Tooned Alphabet

Typography: Letter Jam the Tooned Alphabet

I have seen and feature so many posts on custom made alphabets. These typography experiments and explorations ranged from awesome 3D to very contemporary graphic design ideas. I am always amazed with the level of creativity, especially when you have to scale an idea to 26+ characters. FOREAL® Studio set the bar even higher now by exploring yet another great idea. They merged cartoon style illustrations with some 3D types to create an unique effect. It's the type of design that keeps bringing back some good old feelings.  Typography Below you can see the 26 characters: For more information make sure to check out:  www.weareforeal.com

Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Andrew Footit recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration a flat logotype of the Intro type and some custom letters which later turned into a font. The feature is about up coming and young star athletes, the next stars of their specific sports. The intro piece needed to have a futuristic feel to it so we used 3D type with LED styled lighting inner strips. The sports featured included Football, Baseball, Hockey and Basketball. I used line illustrations from each of the sports respective playing field/court to surround the type. The custom font took its styling form the intro type, keeping the inline and geometric angles to tie the feature together nicely. The font is a case alternative font allowing the Inline version or the solid version to be used by lower case or uppercase. Typographic Illustration For more information about Andrew Footit check out: https://www.instagram.com/andrewfootit/ http://www.andrewfootit.com/

Digital Natives Mural by Ben Johnston

Digital Natives Mural by Ben Johnston

We would love to share some of the recent work from our good friend Ben Johnston who is a designer & letterer from Toronto, Ontario. It's always an inspiration to see what Ben is working on and quite impressive as well. We are taking a look at this mural for Digital Natives, what is so cool about this piece is the text effect expressed which is some kind of a distortion that for us would be quite a good jam on Photoshop. But imagine on a mural? The result is just stunning, props to Ben! More Links Learn more about Ben Johnston Follow the work of Ben Johnston on Behance Follow Ben Johnston on Instagram Mural Design & Typography

Nike Air Max 270 Illustration & Typography

Nike Air Max 270 Illustration & Typography

Happy Friday guys! Already the end of the week and hope your week went pretty well. We are cooking with the idea for keeping Fridays entirely for you guys, we would pick projects that we have received from our community through Facebook or Instagram and feature them on ABDZ. Let's start it off with the work of Wes L Cockx who is a 3D illustrator based in Brussels, Belgium. He is sharing his project about Nike Air Max 270 and it's always amazing seeing artists making awesome work with 3D. Something that we dearly love on Abduzeedo, hope you will enjoy! 3D illustrations for Nike's Air Max 270 Air by you release China, Air Max Day 2018. Lightness • Biggest Air • Movement • Innovation More Links Learn more about Wes L Cockx Follow the work of Wes L Cockx on Behance Illustration & Typography Video

Gelion is a Sans Serif with a Geometric Touch

Gelion is a Sans Serif Typeface with a Geometric Touch

Letter Omega shared an awesome post about their new typeface. Gelion is a Sans serif with a geometric touch with a minimal contrast of strokes, inspired by Futura, Avant Garde, Avenir and neo-grotesque Akzidenz-Grotesk, Helvetica form remaining true to the gracefully geometric look of the early 20th-century typefaces, that ticks off a long list of branding requirements. With seven weights, and a clean italic carefully crafted slanted 8 degrees. It is available in OpenType CFF and TTF fonts formats, like Ligature, Stylistic Alternate, Fractions, Tabular Lining, Subscript - Superscript, Symbols, Arrow, and more. Looking for the perfect way to complete your project? Buy  Gelion Typeface  Typeface

Breathtaking Canvas Abstract Calligraphy

Breathtaking Canvas Abstract Calligraphy

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