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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  

Nazare Typeface Design by Natanael Gama

Nazare Typeface Design by Natanael Gama

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

Typography: 36 Days of Type by TJ Nicklin

Typography: 36 Days of Type by TJ Nicklin

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

Elegant Editorial Design Project: Cities and Names

Elegant Editorial Design Project: Cities and Names

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

Beautiful Braun-like Style 3D Typography

Beautiful Braun-like Style 3D Typography

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

Typography: England's 2018 World Cup kit

Typography: England's 2018 World Cup kit

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.

Beautiful Serif Typeface Design for Roxborough

Typeface Design: Roxborough a Beautiful Serif Font

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

d'outros tipos

D'outros Tipos: Graffiti and Typography Magic by João Pereira

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!     

3D Type Collection 1 (2017) by ILOVEDUST

3D Type Collection 1 (2017) by ILOVEDUST

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  

Awesome 80s Typography with The Sonnyfive

Awesome 80s Typography with The Sonnyfive

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

Typography: Inktober Challenge in Expressive Kufic

Typography: Inktober Challenge in Expressive Kufic

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: 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