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Hand Lettering Works by Tobias Saul

Hand Lettering Works by Tobias Saul

The last time we have featured the work of Tobias Saul was around 2014, already 4 years has passed since. It's nice to see Tobias still kicking and we are featuring a collection of his hand lettering works from the past year and current. You can clear that Tobias is a master of his craft where he can go through any style and still find its charm. You should check out more of his work on Behance. A collection of hand lettering works from 2017 & 2018 More Links Learn more about Tobias Saul Check out more of Tobias's work on Behance Previous feature on ABDZ

Liquid Lettering Collection

Liquid Lettering Collection

Let's take a look at a cool and unique Liquid Lettering Collection by Daviher Loredo who is a freelancer in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. You should definitely check out his work on Behance and especially the latest of his work as he has evolved his style even more. Please enjoy this series of exploration of type mixed with a liquid dripping effect. I’m kind of a multifaceted artist, I can’t make just one style, there so much stuff to try and so little life. One of the styles I’m currently working is this liquid dripping effect but all illustrated cause 3D software and I are not the best friends. Here you can see a few specimens of this style. Some are commissioned and some are personal, I really enjoy to make stuff like this for clients so let me know if you need something like this. Hope you like it! More Links Learn more about on Daviher Loredo

Typography: 36 Days of Type in Perspective

Typography: 36 Days of Type in Perspective

The "36 days of type" challenge never ceases to inspire me. There is always a new take on how to create a beautiful mix of typography, colors, and layout. For this post, I'm excited to feature the work that Maria Giemza created for her contribution. It's an amazing, sometimes abstract take on the alphabet blending perspective and architecture illustration to create unique compositions. In addition, the color palette she picked is quite beautiful.  Maria Giemza is an illustrator from Berlin with a super inspiring portfolio. Make sure to check out all of her amazing projects at http://mariagiemza.com/ Typography

Calligraphy & Print Design: 字體設計

Calligraphy & Print Design: 字體設計

We are starting it off with a combination of calligraphy & print design project by 行行珂 HunkXing, who is a graphic designer based in Beijing, China. To be more specific, it's a summary of some of the typography works from 2017-2018. Even though it's a different language, we still can appreciate the visual approach of the overall design. It's really enjoyable! The summary of some typography in 2017 - 2018 . Selected for "Asian Typography" More Links Learn more about on 行行珂 HunkXing Follow 行行珂's work on Behance

Typography: TT Smalls Geometric Sans Serif

Typography: TT Smalls Geometric Sans Serif

TT Smalls is a geometric sans serif created for use in video clips and for video production by the TypeType foundry typography minds. The main feature of the font family is the big difference between the uppercase and lowercase characters, in which we intentionally diminish the x-height. At the same time, in order for signs to be readable and balanced, the font uses pronounced visual compensators and a large letter spacing. In the typeface, there is a decorative set of alternative characters that covers the uppercase Latin alphabet, uppercase Cyrillic alphabet, and standard figures. As the thickness of the strokes decreases, the number of layer lines in the design of the letter decreases. For example, in the Black weight, the design in an alternative decorative set consists of 4 layers-lines, and in Thin already only of one line. In order to simplify the access to this special set, we have programmed it for the SMCP (small caps) feature. You just need to turn it on. Especially for video production, we have prepared a set of particular catchwords that are included in each font, and whose height corresponds to the x-height of the lowercase sign. For catchwords output, you need to type a special combination of characters. For example, to get the AKA catchword, you need to type one of the following combinations: a+k+a, or A+K+A, or a_k_a, or A_K_A. Using any of these combinations will make the catchword appear. It is important to note that for successful use of catchwords, the feature calt (contextual alternates) must be permanently turned on. The TT Smalls font family consists of 18 fonts: 9 weights and 9 italics. The family has a set of stylistic alternatives, which make the typeface a bit more humanist when turned on. TT Smalls features 16 ligatures, including several Cyrillic, old-style figures, a set of navigational arrows. In addition, TT Smalls supports a large number of other useful OpenType features such as case, ordn, sups, sinf, dnom, numr, onum, tnum, pnum, calt, frac. For more information visit: http://typetype.org/ Typography YOU CAN BUY TT SMALLS HERE  

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