Category Archives: Typography

The Friday Fast Five

1. Ira Glass on Storytelling | I’m a bit obsessed with the weekly This American Life podcast and look forward to it every Monday. If you’re also are a fan of the show, these videos are a sure treat (though not the best quality). Psst: I encourage you to make a small donation of support to keep the genius of TAL alive! I used the text / phone option that Ira describes at the start of each episode — super easy!

2. The Living Principles: Creative Action for Collective Good | Intrigued by this online community that celebrates design thinking as an agent for positive cultural advancement.

3. Typography: Kalakari Display | This font would look amazing engraved or letterpressed — metallic or light ink on dark stock!

4. 10 TED Talks on Architecture | I’ll be putting some time aside this weekend to catch up on these presentations.

5. Fiber Optic Concrete | Amazing architectural and artistic installation potential.

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Ace is the Place

ACE HOTEL MURAL BY TIMOTHY GOODMAN

As a designer of brand experiences, I am crazy-go-nuts about checking out interesting environments. Based on several recommendations from friends and this sensational, hand-drawn wall mural by Timothy Goodman, I’m mandating a stay at the Ace Hotel on my next trip to NYC.

[via designworklife]

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Tea for One Hundred

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANNE SMITH STUDIO

Sweet, quirky and great looking in sets, the ever expanding 100 Cups print series by Anne Smith is available at Etsy.

[via designworklife]

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Make a Great Impression

WILD AIR POSTER BY STUDIO ON FIRE


Studio On Fire offers both design services and letterpress printing under one roof, a genius combination that only adds to the exceptional production quality of their beautiful work. I featured them in this previous post, and hope that I find myself in Minneapolis sometime so I might visit them in person.

Is it time for new business cards yet? Hmmm…

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Music to My Eyes

BLUE NOTE 1500 SERIES : REID MILES, ART DIRECTOR

With clever use of rule-breaking typography, minimal colors and moody images, Reid Miles set the iconic visual tone for the Blue Note label from 1955-1967. His work is not only synonymous with the golden age of American jazz, but also a heavy weight cornerstone in the foundation of graphic design.

[via birka jazz]

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Take a Letter

RANDOM SELECTIONS FROM LETTERHEADY


Matt Groening (1991)


Gene Roddenberry (1967)


Harry Houdini (1920)


Hugh Hefner (1955)


Albert Einstein (1932)


Again, this is why I LOVE the internet. I just stumbled across Letterheady, an eclectic and expansive collection of letterhead designs. It’s an amazing homage to a medium that, when done well, can completely capture the essence of personality. *Sigh* I could get lost here for hours.

[via DESIGN FETISH]

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Posterrific!

POSTER DESIGN BY WARM GRAPHICS

What is it about the modern music gig poster?

When I saw my first Rolling Stone layout designed by Fred Woodward with its power-packed typographic inventiveness, it was about the same time that I’d chosen my major of Visual Communications / Graphic Design at MICA. The music industry seemed to offer up such a lush concoction of subject matter, a job that would allow you interpret that spirit into a 2-D art form was a pretty sweet deal.

These compelling designs by Warm Graphics aptly bring to life feel of the music behind each poster —  in rich color and swirling symbolism. What’s not to love?

[via designworklife]

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