In an effort to try to bring some nostalgia back, today we proudly announce the return of one of our most popular typography series, the Friday Free Font and we are featuring an awesome one. Anodina, created by Stefano Giliberti, is a font family with human features but symmetric in it’s soul. It includes 5 weights from Extra Light to Extra Bold. This font family is great for logo design, posters, basic text, headlines, and much more.
On a World cleanup day, 15th of September Slovenians didn’t just clean their country but also created an original typography from garbage. Futura DDB and Ecologist without borders together with volunteers created the actual typeface from a waste they have collected on a respectable event held this Saturday, 15th of September. The cleanest font in the world can now be used as a reminder that every piece of trash can be RECYCLED AND REUSED – even as art. It is also vectorized so anyone can leave or type a message in a font made from real garbage.
David Milan shared an awesome typography post on his Behance profile. It's a collection of experiments playing with calligraphy and lettering. I particularly love this type of work. I used to spend so much time practicing Photoshop and Illustrator to be able to do similar artwork. It's awesome to see how David pushes the limit of analog and digital.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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, cr
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
Andrew Footit recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration a flat logotype of the Intro type and some custom letters which later turned into a font. The feature is about up coming and young star athletes, the next stars of their specific sports. The intro piece needed to have a futuristic feel to it so we used 3D type with LED styled lighting inner strips.