Lovin’ this print from the Raw Art Letter Press Etsy Store. I might just have to pick myself up one of these typographic beauties!
Posts Tagged 'typography'
Tags: Art, etsy store, font, letter press, poster, raw art letter press, type, typography
Tags: Funny, graphic designers, neutra face, poker face parody, typography, Video, YouTube
OMG Have you seen this? Neutra Face: An Ode on a Typeface (A Bearded Poker Face Parody.) Like any appropriate design parody they mention Helvetica, sans-serif, leading and “bold-italic.” I love that geeks can go from conception to creation and this one will be stuck in my head all day. Lady GaGa would be proud.
Tags: Kepp calm and carry on, now panic and freak out, olly moss, poster, print, threadless, typography
This poster was created by Olly Moss in opposition to the popular Keep Calm and Carry On Posters that have been on the rise. Threadless printed 250 copies but sadly they are sold out. (Re-print anyone?! ) Personally, I do not like the original poster. The overly sensitive tone scares me… so I was happy to find this new version! The original poster was a piece of British propoganda created during the 1930′s as the war with Germany was looming. The history of this poster makes it that more creepy that it is now posted in American households everywhere. Either way, its interesting to see basic typographic posters becoming an important part of interior design. Graphic Designers unite!
Tags: bag, designers, gift idea, little factory, serif tote bag, typography
Tags: album covers, Graphic Design, Inspiration, Music, typography
I was going through my mom’s old records this weekend and I started noticing the beautiful typography. Before the days of Ai and dafont.com, artists created type by hand. Here are 30 album covers for your inspiration:
Tags: advertising, imago, motionographer, new york, NY, turkish NY times, typography
Tags: animation, sharesomecandy, typography, Video, YouTube
I love this witty typographic animation.
(via share some candy : artist unknown)
Tags: artistic hub, artistichub.com, david airey, Graphic Design, how to design a logo, Inspiration, Mel & Michelle, process, tutorial, typography
Creating a logo is creating an identity. What does your logo say about your company? The kind of people you work with? The kind of business you do? Would you be approachable? Are you strong? Are you fun? WHO ARE YOU? When we launched Artistic Hub, we knew we needed a new identity that emcompassed these things and more. Michelle and I are the graphic designers for Artistic Hub and we think it’s easier to learn about the design process when you can SEE it, so here you go.
The making of the Artistic Hub logo.
1) The Design Brief
We met with Jimmy and Pat to decide what our main goals were for this new identity. We have learned from experience that is is very important to include the necessary people in this meeting (the first time) and allow some time to chat. Taking time to discuss the identity of the company, the goals, the clients, the work and the design ideas are all necessary to ensure that we have a clear direction.
What is Artistic Hub?
Artistic Hub focuses on on-demand merchandising and virtual design. We create interactive campaigns to engage our client’s fan base by coupling our custom built design competition application with the market leader in on-demand printing. This technology creates engagement, validates new product potential, creates measurable return on investment, and most importantly turns the expense of design into a revenue stream.
Who are the clients?
Bands, Brands, Major Corporations and Interactive Agencies.
How would you describe Artistic Hub?
fresh, innovative, approachable, fun, interactive, helpful, global, supportive, community, smart
Main goals for the Artistic Hub logo:
*Must represent a hub – we want people to get it
*scalable (standard for all logo design, but an important aspect here)
Michelle and I spent time with some books and Google to get a better understanding of what a “hub” is and how it is expressed in other logos.
What is a hub?
dictionary.com says: 1. a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority, commerce, transportation, etc. 2. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted.
It is important to put pen/pencil to paper to shoot those ideas out of your hand. I’m a strong believer that the ideas don’t come out the same when transferred directly to a mouse. Don’t be afraid to sketch EVERYTHING. Michelle and I both sketched until we had at least 60 ideas each. It’s good to try everything so you know you have exhausted all of your ideas and you are choosing the right one in the end.
4) To the computer!
We scanned in our favorite logos to trace in Adobe Illustrator. (We don’t have wacoms in the office yet… hint hint )
5) The Final Logo
We chose this shape because it represented a hub and the negative space shows a group of heads coming together. Unity and global expansion are represented here and the green color has that light, fresh feel. Jimmy and Pat were very pleased with this logo design and we went from concept to live website in 3 weeks. See how this logo is used in our company identity: (web, promotional materials, business cards and logo versions)
Check out ArtisticHub.com for more info.
Other GREAT blogs about Logo Design:
or hey – just go to 81 of the best logo design resources
Good Source for Logo Inspiration:
-Mel & Michelle
Tags: aisleone, design, grid, Inspiration, paula scher, pentagram, typography
I love typography. We’ve had a love/hate relationship over the years but love conquers all as they say. Right? I struggled with typography through school trying to stay consistent yet creative with my grids and fresh with my type choices. As I furthered my education in design and in my career I find it my absolute favorite tool to work with. I find inspiration in really clean modern layouts, san serif fonts, tons of white space and irregular grids. If you love typography or need a little inspiration for a project check out Antonio Carusone’s blog I found called Aisleone.
I go bananas for this type of design:
I love the diagonal grid and the fluorescent hue (PANTONE 807).
The re-branding of NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design by Pentagram is super creative and well done. One of my favorite designers and typographic genius, Paula Scher, has contributed to this studio for years. Below is some of the work that made her famous:
(top left: oola candy packaging, 1988, below, one of Scher’s famous painting of maps, right: poster for swatch watch USA, 1984; bottom left: Poster for Metropolis Net@work Conference, 2000; Bottom right: environmental graphics for New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 2001)
I was walking from the train in New Jersey to a friends house and spotted the environmental graphics for the Performing Arts Center between buildings. It was so cool to see something I studied in school, in person on such a random occasion.
For more fun typography check out I Love Typography.com:
If you have any typogrpahy you love, send it over and I’ll post it in part 2.
Tags: blend apparel, cool, craig ward, ilovetypography, Inspiration, Luis Santos, mrgraphicsguy, phil chang, posters, SDSU, Si Scott design, smashing magazine, toko, typography
Last night I went to the candlelight vigil for a man named Luis Santos who was murdered on Saturday at San Diego State University. I had only met Santos on a few occasion, but I knew his best friends which were my neighbors for 2 years. I’m so confused at how this could happen. It’s not Compton. It’s San Diego. I graduated from SDSU and I spent many nights strolling along that same street. It’s well-lit, right in front of the state-of-the-art gym and directly across from the police station. Just a block from the fraternity and sorority houses which always have events on weekends… hundreds of students hang out here. Luis and 3 other friends got in an argument with 4 other guys. Luis and his friends were stabbed and Luis died on the scene. Last night, friends and family gathered at the location of the incident bringing candles, flowers and posters in memory of Luis. There was also a slide-show of all of the great times… it was all very emotional. It’s so unfortunate that this mans’ life had to be cut short. FOR NO REASON. What is wrong with the world? My thoughts are with Luis’ close friends and family.
I came home to sketch out my thoughts. This led me to some of my favorite quotes.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
“If your going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
This led me to explore some other graphic designers that use powerful typography.
Si Scott Design - AMAZING work and it is all HAND-DRAWN. Holla to the traditional artists.
I also found a cool typography poster on Smashing Magazine Blog:
Want to make your own font? Read how: ilovetypography.com – making your own font
Plenty of t-shirts say stupid things, but if you’re trying to say something positive check out Blend Apparel.