MURO SP is a typeface inspired by ‘pixo’, a form of urban expression that covers buildings and walls in São Paulo with its unique and original spray painted typography style. It's impossible to walk around the city and don't see it. It's everywhere. What I did was to create a typography based on all of 'pixo' that I saw every single day through these years walking on the city.
‘Five’ is a typographic romp through the five senses by 3D artist Sebastian Helene and London based sound studio Resonate. In other words, it's a beautiful motion design achievement playing with typography. Sebastian has always been inspired by what can be achieved through design within limitation. For ‘Five’ the rule was: Use the letters of the five senses as the foundation of the film, they are the driver, and everything must derive from them. This limitation sparked some interesting and unexpected results.
Hermes Mazali has shared his take of the series 36 Days of Type and thought it would totally deserve its own feature on abdz. You know how much we are personally fans of this initiative and it's always inspiring, intriguing, and exciting to see how much people are talented and proud to share their work. Hermes went all out with a set of language that shares a common contrast combination of colors, probably to replicate and support its concept.
Continuing in the same atmosphere with fonts & typefaces, I stumbled across this lovely 'geometric-grotesk' (their naming) sans serif typeface named Cerebri Sans Pro™. At first glance, it's totally a font I would use of any of my 'interface design' projects, they have about 600+ per style and 20 styles. It's quite a lot and supported in more than 30+ languages. Designed by Hanken Design Co., a design shop based in Batangas City, Philippines.
I think Fabio and I are on a challenge to keep the ABDZ homepage in color tones of 'pastel visuals'. It's perfect because I stumbled across the new project from It's A Living aka Ricardo Gonzalez for X-Games China & Innersect 2019 in Shanghai, China. I don't know if you are familiar or not by Ricardo's distinct lettering style but it's just plain beautiful and vibrant. INNERSECT is the biggest street culture convention in China, a street fashion project founded by celebrity icon Edison Chen in 2017. Feast your eyes!
Friday used to be the day we posted one of our most popular series about typography, the Friday Free Fonts. That was years ago, before Google Fonts and Adobe Fonts became widely available. Our passion for fonts have not ended just because we stopped sharing. We just need to find the right one to share. That is Righteous. Righteous is a free hand drawn script font from Arendxstudio. This product features a regular connected script and an alternate version which does connect.
The 36 days of type is without any doubt my favorite design challenge. It’s been around for quite a long time. When did it start? My memory always fails me when it comes to dates. It’s been like that since I can remember. I don’t forget things that catch my attention, but I do forget when. Typography is one of my passions. I am not good at it, but I love it. It’s the same passion as some fans have for sports. They don’t play well, but love watching those that do. I am the same for typography. 36 Days of Type is the premier league, it’s the new season. There’s always something new.
Dima Abrakadabra shared his submissions for the #36DaysofType and thought it should totally be featured on ABDZ. Aside from the style and the aesthetics, this series totally caught my attention because I am currently the Japanese language, more specifically the 'hiragana script' for starters. As much as it is hard to learn something new as you are likely less wired as you get older. For this roundup, Dima took the visual approach to be playful on how the typography will be displayed through its kerning almost graffiti-like.
36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to express their particular interpretation of the letters and numbers of the Latin Alphabet. Fatih Hardal created a structure using print screen, type distortion and various photos. Helvetica and Custom type trials were used to create the characters. He created a structure using print screen, type distortion and various photos. “I tried to create a family that is completely different from each other without rules.
BÜRO UFHO shared an amazing typography project on their Behance. It’s also their contribution to the always incredible 36 Days of Type challenge. I said this many times, but this is probably one of my top 5 best 3D types published in that challenge.
Open Sauce Sans™ is a typeface that developed for Creative Sauce's internal type system. It is a compact typeface that is optimized for better viewing small text on screen and print. Open Sauce Sans fonts are under the SIL Open Font License and is going to be actively developed, improved and tested.
Martin Naumann shared an awesome project for the 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. 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.
Like Minded Studio has shared are really cool project on their Behance page. Titled Shell House, the project rocks a composition using 3D Typography and a beautiful Art Deco style. It reminds me of the Great Gatsby artwork and also the Photoshop tutorial we wrote about it years ago.
Fabrikat Normal is a geometric typeface which is based on 20th century German engineers’ typefaces. It is optimized for small sizes and long texts, but due to its constructed architecture it also works in headlines or display use. You can combine Fabrikat Normal with the more straight and space saving Fabrikat Kompakt or the reduced to the max Fabrikat Mono.
With the news vamping surrounded the Covid-19, precautions have been taken around the World to hopefully and somehow contain the spread. This has been affecting everything at the moment and when a time of uncertainty comes with a wave of support and kindness to one to another.
This is my flow was one of the PUMA’s global campaigns for the year of 2019 that Danilo Gusmão Silveira had the pleasure to work alongside KNAS team and develop the main visuals for the season. They decided to develop a minimalist approach where the focus was to have only a composition based on a typography treatment, graphic elements to help with the story and the hero players for this campaign.
Kallan & Co, Paul Russell, Brett King and Hannu Koho share a beautiful typeface design project on their Behance profile. The font created is called AppD Sans and it was designed in conjunction with the rebrand of AppDynamics by Cisco.
Marçal Prats sent us his latest project and as usual, it's an inspiring typography and typeface project for Dot, an art magazine that serves as a platform to explore ideas and to showcase talent. It is intended to inspire, spark conversation, and feed the imagination.
We have the running conversation that a serif typeface isn't generally the strong opinion when speaking about 'product design' because of its readability and constraints. But who cares! I think there is a definite purpose for a serif type and let's take a look at Grafier Serif Typeface and its variables by Alex Slobzheninov. This font family consists of 10 styles: five weights from Regular to Black in two contrast variations. It's a perfect combination in play with a sans-serif font!
Soulcraft typeface is a free OpenType variable font designed with the idea of emulating vernacular lettering. This beautiful typography project was created and shared by Massimo Studio, Erick Donate, Jean Wojciechowski and Marcelo de Costa. Since the font is an OTVar font, the user is able to change width and slant of each individual character without relying on pre-defined font weights.