Sometimes, all you designers, sometimes, you’re sitting there making something new. You’re making something new and you’re listening to your favorite album, one of the most popular albums of all time, Nirvana’s “Nevermind.” And what comes out? Slime. That’s what happened to A.C. Bananas when he did just that. And what was the slime? This font. This font is called “Splatter” and it’s also totally free. Continue reading
If you’ve got some amazing idea, or pop culture crush, or fantastic set of images that you’ve just GOT to apply to as many mediums as possible, consider this: cookie cutters. Especially around and in the holidays, these are always going to be big sellers, even the lesser-holidays love cookies! I believe today that designer Beverly Hsu’s hit a bit of a jackpot, provided she slides through the font-ownership rules like a breeze, with these cutters made to produce cookies in perfect Helvetica letterforms! Continue reading
Hooray for photographer Landry A! It’s a fabulously graphic-minded photo-taker who covers both au-natural photographs AND unnatural design. I jest, of course, as all good design is natural as the grass. What L.A. has done here is to keep a photo series going of all the excellence in the several countries Landry is able to visit on a regular (and irregular) basis. The set you’re about to peek and flip through is out of Africa. Black and white and color are two separate sets, I’m sure you’ll be able to tell which is which. Continue reading
All the noodity of lovely bare-legged type. That’s what nakedtype.com was gonna be all about. Juan Carlos Pagan had an idea for a type foundry exploring the perceived humanistic qualities of letters. If you take a look now by clicking http://nakedtype.com/ you’ll see it’s parked by godaddy. We talkin future baybay! For now, while you wait, there’s several really pretty posters for you to peek at. Each of these in the set is 24″ x 32″ printed on medium-weight bright-white paper. Continue reading
As Emigre turns 25, FontFeed celebrates with a big huge post (you’ve gotta click that), and World Famous Design Junkies gets buckwild. I saw this fantastically red book cover that you see above* and said OH my goodness this is a good cover. The colors. The colors are so lovely I can scarcely believe it. This doesn’t happen just every 10 minutes, so I said to myself then that it was time, OMFG!
Time for the very first World Famous Design Junkies color retrospective! Continue reading
So here we are, hello. You all remember the punk rock record shop Extreme Noise; the one World Famous Design Junkies had a mini tour in, right? If you don’t remember that, or would like a refresher, click this so hard: so hard click it. Then take a peek! What we’ve got here is a project by your friend and mine, designer and fashionista Sarah Kissell: she’s taken Extreme Noise and sterilized it. What is punk rock made of?
Studs and chords and stinky feet! Continue reading
Nick Sanchez has a design portfolio on the internet and indeed Nick Sanchez is a designer. I want to show you at least a couple things that he’s done. One of them is this book called “Designers on Design” which has a quote that goes “Try something else. That took me fucking forever to figure out.” – Chip Kidd. The other is the picture above: the mutant poster holder technique. Continue reading
So I was hanging out on the Japan side of the internet and I happened upon a design team by the name of COMMUNE. They’ve got some lovely designs, some unique explosions of color, and these fabulous New Years cards / business cards. They’re pressure printed! On some book board, no less. That means they are thick. 2mm thick. Continue reading
Oxfam: “A group of non-governmental organizations from three continents working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice.” Designers at HeyStudio: turnin up the visual heat. Tilman Solé y Verónica Fuerte of HEY bring you just the right formulae of letters-to-grenades. Ratio perfect. Take a look at the posters as well as the ephemera that remind the world how nice’n'design-conscious Oxfam can be. Continue reading
A super-simple boldfaced statement about the amount of ink you use when you use one font compared to another. Included are some of the more popular fonts worldwide, all of them using roman characters. Take a peek at how designer Matt Robinson does it. Ink for good, ink for evil, ink forever. Continue reading
Not oft is there a three-dimensional, digital-based font that sits up to par with its closest analog neighbor. Here we’ve got a set of letters made for the inaugural issue of Manhattan Magazine. Fantabulous color collection in the set! Positive and negative shapes to spell out the content! So slick. Continue reading
Whoa, rubylith. Rubylith is a material you can use for screenprinting. It’s a layer of red that blocks light, and a layer of clear that holds the red together. You cut into the red, peel it off, and you have a stencil left, being held together by the clear. This stencil you use to expose your photo-emulsion-coated screen which you then screenprint posters, shirts, ham napkins, or whatever you want with. Also, what this post is actually about is a hand-crafted font called Rubylith. Originally made for a handmade poster, now a fine set-o-letters. From the quite-fancy and nice pages of graphic designer Stefan Coisson. Continue reading
It’s “Nova Sans.” It’s by Brazilian Francisco Martins. Check him out on his portfolio site there, or check basically full details below. Hear his words: ” I make a free interpretation of a musical style in forms printing, translating the world of bossa nova, an original print that brings these concepts in their ways.” Continue reading