A picture paints a thousand words or is it a thousands words paint a picture. Here's some fantastic and clever typographic faces - creating a portrait out of font. Awesome!
It's pop art love. Images featured - Ben Frost, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein.
Last night I was thinking about food and fonts in the same dream. I have this habit, thankfully not an every day one of playing with food. I don't know what it is, it might be the combination of boredom and textures, but anyways, I had this thought of creating some interesting fonts with food, kind of like this spaghetti idea...so a possible personal project for me - typographic food!! Font has never tasted so good...
"Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer currently living in Bali, Indonesia. He has his own design firm—Sagmeister Inc.—in New York City. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny. Sagmeister goes on a year-long sabbatical around every seven years, where he does not take work from clients. Currently on one in Bali, Indonesia, he is resolute about this, even if the work is tempting, and has displayed this by declining an offer to design a poster for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Sagmeister spends the year experimenting with personal work and refreshing himself as a designer."
It is always refreshing to be able to be purely creative, to design for yourself and with no responsibility. I'm hoping this year I have the personal time to do just this, to experiment with personal work.
Jean-Luc Godard the French-Swiss film director known for his connection with other filmmakers during the "French New Wave" turns 80 and in his honour a font based on the title sequences of his films has been created by Atelier Carvalho Bernau Design - the typeface known as Jean Luc is bold, strong in weight with a brutish in-your-face kind of appeal.
The font is free and you can grab it here: http://www.carvalho-bernau.com/jlg/
Interactivity at its finest...the Wrangler Blue Bell website pushes the boundaries with this flash based animation. This is such a playful website - you just can't get enough of ripping the man's shirt off or throwing his jacket off. It's definitely a website I won't forget. The downside though would be the loading time and having too much fun interacting with the model rather than making any shopping purchases.
Check out: http://www.wrangler-europe.com/en/bluebell
It's truly amazing what you can do with curling paper! Yulia Brodskaya creates these wonderful quilled paper illustrations which are so interesting and unique. I love the combination of paper colours and the texture it creates. Her work has been featured in a few magazine covers and advertising posters - her creative is quite an inspiration!
Having a look at some typography-related websites, I came across this cool site from Pentagram's "What type are you". According to their analysis I am "Archer Hairline", an understated, progressive and emotional typeface. I haven't come across this font before, but am loving the thin weight and the delicate dots and flourished ends. This font is a combination of geometric and antique styles, developed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Find out what font you are at: http://www.pentagram.com/what-type-are-you/
2011 is here and we are happy to say we have officially launched our website today. We'll be spreading the word about our new website, in the mean time we've got a few design projects ahead of us this year including design work for a charity that we are supporting - Lions Links. We also have in the works design for mobile technologies, so we're looking forward to expanding on that area as well since the boom of the iphone has opened up another field to discover.
All in all, we are totally looking forward to 2011 and coming in to the new year with much enthusiasm. We're also as always keeping an eye out on the latest design trends and hoping to have the time to document what we are digging this year.
We'd like to wish all our clients and suppliers a fantastic Christmas and a Prosperous 2011!
We will be launching our new website on the first Monday of 2011. Our website showcases some of the projects we have designed over the past few years and we have been lucky enough to have received some awesome feedback from our clients...we do our best!
For 2011 we're looking to further improve our skills and offer more services particularly in the online environment...so keep posted with this because opportunities to increase business exposure can only be a good thing and coupled with design aesthetic is even better!
Keep a watch out for our website launch, only a few more days to go! Hooray!