Chad Michael Studio has shared such a lovely packaging design for the coffee liqueur titled: Hywilde. Coming with 100% Arabica beans and natural flavors, the client Artist In Residence Distillery must have loved the bilingual typographic approach finish with a 'red-ish' brand logo filled with an accent of gold everywhere. This is the kind of packaging that definitely stands out on the shelves and will make you notice and admiring the art. What do you think?
We haven't posted about typeface design for quite a long time, so it's time to change that. Today we feature the Roxborough typeface created and shared by Connary Fagen. The design is a dramatic, voguish serif, influenced by calligraphy and hand lettering. Rich, open construction – built around a distinctive single-storey “a” – pairs nicely with the stylized, expressive italics.
Ben Fearnley shared one of those projects that I immediately have to post about it on Abduzeedo. That’s because it’s a mix of 3D Typography and lettering. For this one Ben created this beautiful composition out of shoe laces. With the say “Kiss my Kicks” the lettering alone is top notch, then you add an impeccable 3D rendering and the result is really inspiring.
As we continue to see progress from collaborations between artists and tech giants to create these social 'sticker packs' that you can share inside your stories. We wanted to share another series, this time the work from Scott Biersack and what he worked with Snapchat in order to develop with two series of 'sticker packs' with the respective flair and style. These are great! Scott does an incredible job at nailing every single use case of sharing a moment and adding a sticker.
Anastasia Genkina is a designer from Moscow, Russia and she share a quite elegant typography and editorial design on her Behance profile. It was created by students during the Editorial Design course at the Porto Design Summer School. We always love and support these types of projects. Make sure to check it out after the break.
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup to kick it off. For this week, I decided to go again with 'typography'. We had such a tremendous response from last week's pure roundup that I decided to give it another whirl. Are we making a comeback with this medium? We have been seeing UI designs for the most during the past year, maybe we needed a change?
Graphéine shared a super cool project on their Behance profile for œnotypo, an exhibition that blend typographic creation and South African wines.
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup to kick it off. For this week, I decided to naviguate back into 'typography' for a change in your inspiration. Give it a look, it's filled with different styles, type of typography and colours too.
There are some projects that are simply hard to describe how awesome they are. The Classic. Typefaces by Particle (Gao Yang) is one of those memorable 3D and typography posts. It is simply an alphabet but it's created by using classic examples of industrial design, quite a few from Braun. The result is quite awesome, from calculator to toothbrush you will find all sorts of familiar objects there. I love the simplicity and how clean it feels. Check out after the break.
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.
Letter Omega shared an awesome post about their new typeface. Gelion is a Sans serif with a geometric touch with a minimal contrast of strokes, inspired by Futura, Avant Garde, Avenir and neo-grotesque Akzidenz-Grotesk, Helvetica form remaining true to the gracefully geometric look of the early 20th-century typefaces, that ticks off a long list of branding requirements. With seven weights, and a clean italic carefully crafted slanted 8 degrees.
Let's give a closer look at the stunning work of Jimmy Alcala, he is a visual artist into modern calligraphy based in Marseille, France. Let's take a moment and admire his stylish abstract calligraphy on a canvas. It's quite unique in his genre and you just gotta appreciate the talent and also patience. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his projects.
A great Friday tradition to keep on ABDZ, how about an article about fonts? It will be inspiring to share the work of Rafael Serra, a graphic designer based in the beautiful city of Lisbon Portugal. He shared his 'lettering series' where he would use newsfeed as an inspiration to explore new ways, colours, and techniques to push onwards his work. My personal favorite ones are the high typographic pieces with a strong vibrant background color like 'Barcelona' and 'Ferrari'.
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.
Davide Baratta is a design lead based in London, UK and has shared an interesting case study on his Behance. It's an exploration/ case study on typefaces and font pairings titled: TypoStories. It's playful, colorful and a nice exploration from current type foundries (mostly his own favorites). I just love how his series is diversified in terms of creative concepts going all the way from the 90s to pure experimental.
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 :)
I think we feature each year the work of BÜRO UFHO for 36 Days of Type. They are a duo of brand specialists located in the beautiful city of Singapore. Each year, they would inspire us with a beautiful set of type that we couldn't resist featuring on ABDZ. This year, they are going ahead with a lighter set of colours but definitely keeping within trendier tones that we have seen getting popularity.
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.
Feeling the 90s nostalgia on this one! Kae aka Hello This Is Kae is an art director based in Berlin, Germany. Her series: Songs And The City is a purely fun typographic endeavor to turn 80s/90s hits into visuals. Simple as that, but these pieces are amusing and you truly do start whispering the songs yourself. Most of us are from that era and these songs are timeless!
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).