Graphic Lamps by Delightfull
I love these floor, table and wall lamps based on different typefaces. There are some truly beautiful lights in their alphabet and numeral set. I think I need that slab serif ‘E’.
Thanks to @Mae84 for the awesome link.
Typeplate is a “typographic starter kit”. We don’t make aesthetic design choices, but define proper markup with extensible styling for common typographic patterns. A stripped-down Sass library concerned with the appropriate technical implementation of design patterns—not how they look.
For the last several days we have been refining our base Style Hatch framework for all of our theme builds. In the process we have switched over to SCSS from LESS for our CSS pre-processor, Grunt.js for build and testing, and Bower for package management. Typeplate fits perfectly into our new workflow.
“The Pressure is Good For You”, neon sign by Adam Garcia.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, Leandro Senna hand lettered every word of the song. Over the course of a month 66 cards were created using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes—no computers or retouching.
See more of the process behind the lettering on Leandro’s blog.
Hop on the nostalgia train for a second. Think back to the 90s. To Nirvana, Linklater’s Slacker, and the flannel-clad rebels on the run from the 80s. To skateboards and graffiti and toe rings and VHS tapes. Things were messy then. And type design was messy, too. Words were splayed and chaotic, letters blurred. Textures were thick and heavy. Concert posters looked like someone had splattered paint on paper and then scratched out band names. You may have noticed it, you may not have, but at its peak, this typography style, called grunge, was ubiquitous.
It was everywhere—and then it wasn’t.
Perhaps it’s time for designers to explore the style again with a modern twist. The era of perfectly polished pixels, structures and form needs a challenger to shake things up.
Experimental number typeface by Wete Cacahuete.
Traditional hand-lettering by Dan Madsen.
A showcase of the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
Additionally Sacha Greif recently published a great article, Google Webfonts That Don’t Suck.
Designer and blogger Christian Annyas put together a great collection of Chevy’s speedometer design from 1941 to today. How many years do you think it will take for someone at Chevrolet regret the “futuristic” 2011 Sonic design decision?
Russian graphic designer, Ruslan Khasanov’s portfolio is full of experiments with unusual techniques and materials. In his latest Liquid Type In Motion series Ruslan uses stop-motion photography to capture typography in liquid form. View the full project and his other work on Behance.
Combining 3D art, graphic design, typography and architecture, Chris Labrooy created a series of renders inspired by the architectural style of Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Oscar Niemeyer, and Toyo Ito. The detail and imagination that went into each of the pieces is quite inspiring.
“Low-contrast fonts and unreadable texts? To hell with them!” Great article and even better presentation full of fun subtle animations and solid typography.
Via Jess Brown