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.
Under the name of kissmiklos, he is a designer and visual artist based in Budapest, Hungary. He shared a typeface he designed entitled: 'Masqué' which is a font family inspired by the 'Didot font'. It's quite a fancy typeface that should mostly be used for display and headlines. This font is supported in multiple languages including Basic Latin, West-European, Central-European, Baltic, Romanian, and Turkish. Give it a look and you can also give it a test and download the Masqué typeface.
Andreion de Castro shared a personal motion design project, exploring and experimenting with creative coding on a daily basis. Inspired by pop culture, he often uses lyrics and movie references as the premise of his animations. “As you will see when you browse through my posts, I tend to work with more emotion and depth, translating into a slower motion.” - adds Andreion. Combining traditional and modern mediums, constantly seeking what could be the future for design.
Chrisb Marquez shared a beautiful typography work, to be more precise, it’s about his new mono typeface called Ingram Mono, a sans serif font design published by Minor Praxis and Powered by YWFT - sometimes monospaced typefaces tend to be a bit too spaced out, most of them look a bit difficult to use on most project. Ingram seems to address this issue, making it a bit more versatile. What do you think?
Chrisb Marquez and In-House shared a beautiful typography project titled Troptical, a hypnotic, energetic multilinear typeface that’s all rhythm and movement. Featuring concentric lines and angular construction, Troptical is inspired by the dazzling dynamism of op-art and the clever geometry of Latin American design, with a dash of 8-bit video game playfulness. Powered by YWFT
Recently Mirela Belova and friend Stan Partalev, teamed up as Spacetype and just released our very first independent typeface. Gogh is a geometric sans serif with a modern look and traditional spirit. It blends evenly without overly distracting the reader, yet still keeps a rich and distinctive character.
Xtian Miller is a designer from Detroit, MI, USA and he is back another typographic poster studies, I really dig his style and his sense of graphics. Having featured his work before on abdz, you just can't help to appreciate his creative senses and his willingness to constantly keep exploring through discovery. His work is a mixture of the pure graphic design from the 90s, and even beyond that.
Dave Ordnajela is an Art Director & Illustrator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He shared an aesthetic series filled with imaginative scenes, concluded with a beautiful typography treatment titled: 'Moments & Places'. I am not sure if it's because of the pandemic but it's a personal experiment for Dave to create after a need of taking pictures. So Dave would imagine these 'Moments & Places' where there would be a soundtrack to complete the piece.
One day when contemplating a particularly awful break-up, lettering artist and illustrator Jessica Molina came up with an idea—what if she could send her ex a nasty letter? Better yet, what if she could create a series for all the frustrating exes of the world? Thus, her passion project Petty Postcards was born. I love side/passion projects, I love lettering and I love this idea even more, especially in this moment we live.
Hanson Method™ shared their latest creation, a versatile typeface consisting of 3 weights name Oskari-G2®. Each with an individual character (no pun intended).
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.