It's Friday, happy Friday all. As a tradition to the good old days, I wanted to pay homage to fonts. More particularly to our series Friday Fresh Free Fonts, we used to publish every Friday, what we called the FFFF which were pretty popular back in the days. Let's keep the momentum for today and share about this yet interesting and cool collection of lettering works created for clients and personal projects by Rafael Serra.
It's Friday, happy Friday all. As a tradition to the good old days, I wanted to pay homage to fonts. More particularly to our series Friday Fresh Free Fonts, we used to publish every Friday, what we called the FFFF which were pretty popular back in the days.
Five years ago Bruno Do Nascimento had the chance to do the Branding for the “Old Fade Bastard” barbershop, now he was contacted to design a custom lettering and paint it on a wall for their new store OFB - The Complex, opened in the beginning of this year. We here at abdz. love some lettering and anything typography related.
I talked in the past about how much I love the 36 days of type challenge (http://www.36daysoftype.com/) - I’ve never done it, however I always feature designers and illustrators that took the challenge and succeeded. That’s the case Eslam Mohamed, even though he forked the guidelines to create the “26 Days of Type” called Eden, a beautiful example of blending 3D and typography.
Gehan Magee is a typographer and calligrapher based in Sydney, Australia. Hello Australia! At first glance, you might think it's just another series of lettering experiments built-in 3D. Yes? But it's not, it's made of 'wet acrylic'. To be honest, it's my first time seeing this technique and I do love the result. I just enjoy sharing personal projects and experiments lately on abdz. I just love the combination of colors, the inconsistency of each letter makes it so unique and beautiful.
I love the internet. Our lives are better because of it. I know, there are still a lot of by-products of social media and stuff like that. But from the business point of view, or design, it’s crazy to think how much it has improved. Look at this new product that was suggest to us by Nuhi Ademaj (azwedo.com) called FontInLogo.com. It simply tells you the fonts used by famous brands in their logos. I know, it sounds trivial, but it’s just awesome. Literally, back in school, I would spend days trying to figure out the font of a logo.
It's been a little over a week since my last article, It's always a pleasure to write about things that we do enjoy featuring on abdz. As a comeback, I would like to feature the work of Fatih Hardal and his font display family titled: FH Ronaldson™ Display. It's a beautiful, stylish, and modern (to its small details) display font.
Cinthya Garcia and Marco Segovia shared an awesome project on Behance. It’s a 3D lettering/typography exploration tilted Canciones Fancy (fancy songs I believe). You all probably know that I love these types of projects. I love the mix of typography and 3D. Now if you add some neon on top of it, you got a fan in me. So check it out below and let me know what you think.
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 not see it. It's everywhere. What I did was create a typography based on all of 'pixo' that I saw every single day through these years walking in 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.