Rafael Serra shared a collection of lettering work created for clients as well as personal projects. I really loved the overall style and the interpretation of some common and popular brands like McDonalds, Pepsi, Apple, Windows 95. They captured the nostalgic feeling with a modern and cleaner vector style.
Katt Phatt™ shared a beautiful 3D project on Behance featuring some ornate and highly decorative design. A typographic piece which accentuates curves within typography. With the addition of 3D to further enhance the effects. The tools used were: Autodesk 3ds MaxPixologic ZbrushCorona Renderer.
Andreion de Castro shared a motion design post where he plays with typography and movement. "POEMS: VOLUME II" is a collection of quotes and lyrics taken from a range of songs and movies inspired by Andreion’s taste in music and cinema. “My intent with the animations is to evoke emotions and feelings; Something we can perhaps resonate with.”
Robinson Cursor has been exploring with typography for a while. I am a fan of the collections he shares on his Behance and asked if I could share one of them here with you all. I selected the 2020 series because, well, 2020 was a totally atypical year. That affects all aspects of our lives, including our design outputs.
A typographic inspired ‘variorum’ edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’ that highlights all the linguistic changes Charles Darwin introduced to the book since its first publication in 1859, by presenting them alongside the complete sixth and final edition of the book later published in 1872. The evolutionary format of this book allows you to compare all the alterations Darwin made over thirteen years due to his further understanding and testing on his own theories.
Zero Posters is an experimental project from Jordan-based Designers and Tariq Yosef and Alaa Tameem . Seeking to tackle stagnation in design, the pair created Zero Posters as an outlet for exploring new techniques and styles, with a focus on explorative typography and grid systems through Arabic typographic posters.
Slanted publishers, a German based publishing house for various magazines, books and other printed products presenting interesting ideas about design, art, photography, and other pleasures in life, shared a new book project: “Teasing Typography” by Juliane Nöst.
We are featuring the work of Edisonwong7, a visual artist based in Shenzhen, China. There is somehow an explanation on what his project is about but I apologize that Google Translate was not bringing his 'forté' on this translation. But I wanted to feature this work related to the news that we currently hear around the world, especially from the US. The title of Edisonwong7's series is called 'Faith' and it's a beautiful series that highlight 'Chinese calligraphy' through digital paint-like technique.
Meet Garet - a modern geometric sans serif typeface by Spacetype. It is characterized by clean and soft letterforms and a smooth masculine tone. Garet type family consists of 11 weights ranging from quite thin to extremely fat and their corresponding Italics. Plus one variable font that combines all weights in one file.
We are featuring the work of Patrick Seymour, a freelance art director & illustrator based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, First of all, hi from a fellow Canadian! Patrick has shared an art deco theme font titled: 'Mint Soda'. I really dig this font, I love the mixture of swirls and it works pretty fine either on a light or dark background. The lines are clean and just played so well with its serif baseline. If you wanna learn about this font, check it out on hellofont.com.
VELKRO shared a personal project highlighting their graphic design, editorial design and typography skills titled “Paper Work”. As they describe it: Red square on a blue triangle. Yellow circle over a grey rectangle. Paperwork is an alphabet book consisting of 36 hand-made creative and artistic booklets of tear-out papers. It’s a tribute to the work of Bruno Munari and inspired by his Libri Illeggibili series, which plays with cut coloured sheets.
Francesco Costantini and X-UP Studio shared a stylish graphic design project. It’s a collection of poster designs for their own studio. They all feature beautiful typography with a hint of that classic End of Print look from the master David Carson. I’ve always been a fan of this style and of course I had to feature it here.
Hrvoje Grubisic shared a beautiful web design project featuring a crisp and classic typographical look. If you look at it very closely you will understand why I love it. It does remind me of some of the screens of the blog, but Hrvoje definitely did a much better job than I did here.
Brígida Lourenço Guerreiro and KOBU Agency shared a beautiful serif font. Taiyo™ Serif is a digital typographic font with seven weights - light, regular, medium, semibold, bold, extra bold and black - and two styles - normal and italic. In addition to being inspired by the editorials of the 70s and 80s, this font is a bold ode to the solar flares of our Sun classified as G2V star.
It’s the weekend and if you like me, like to spend your weekends trying to learn something new here’s a little motivation, to be more specific, some 3D and typography motivation. Rishabh Gandhi shared a 3D project aimed to explore type forms in a distinctive medium, experimenting with 3 dimensional motion graphics. It’s simple, but it’s also a great for folks to try to recreate that to learn the tools.
Good design is long lasting, that’s the best definition for me and it’s clear when you see projects that were published more than 2 years ago like this collection of posters that Roy Cranston shared on his Behance profile. They were daily designs created in 2019 but look as stylish and fresh as if they were created today.
Simi Mahtani shared a collection of beautiful graphic design work. The self-driven typographic studies were inspired by emotions during life in quarantine from 2020-2021. Simi rendered these studies with the help of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. I personally love the extra effect added to the text, giving them a more metallic look.
Chateau is a typeface inspired by the legendary Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont. In the autumn of 2019 Carl-Emil Storm Gabrielsen and Jesper Uttrup of Astrae Studio travelled from Copenhagen to Los Angeles for work.
Arbeit is a functional Neo-Grotesque typeface. A variable version of the font is included with the complete family. Arbeit Posted by Samuel Oakes, a multi-disciplinary designer currently working full time in London. His approach is functional, reductive and user focused. Powered by YWFT.
With the new year, the lockdown is still a topic on every mouth, stay home they say, keep distance they ask, and wear your mask they required. But once your home thing we take for granted are things you depend on, seeing your loved ones, giving a hug or kisses. Living in isolation is something we all have to learn to adapt to, making sure we have enough movies, entertainment, to have a better appreciation towards foods, living to the minimum, and take time to another aspect. It is hard but manageable, hope you all hanging in there, we will hug each other again.