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typography

Entries from the Design Blog in the typography category.

  • In honor of the approaching Halloween season, Design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The third offender: Font and Graphic Overload, i.e. Less is More.

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 28, 2011
  • I was planning on posting one of Jeff Jarvis's typography explorations as an image in the Design.org Inspiration Stream, but when I couldn't choose just one, I realized that they must be shared on the blog! Jeff is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 27, 2011
  • Welcome to Part II of my interview with Simon Walker, a talented designer and letterer in Austin. If you missed it, be sure to get caught up by reading Part I of the interview. Today Simon shares of his favorites projects, a bit of advice for designers interested in hand-lettering and insights into his process and freelancing.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 25, 2011
  • Graphic designer and letterer Simon Walker has an extreme knack for hand-drawn type and custom lettering. His personal portfolio is full of beautiful logos and signage featuring type and clever icons. Happily, Simon agreed to answer some of my questions about his work, process, inspiration and life as a full-time designer part-time freelancer.

    Tell us bit about yourself. Where are you from, Where do you live now, How did you get into design?

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 24, 2011
  • In honor of the approaching Halloween season, Design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The third offender: Kerning.

    Halloween is a time for all things scary, so I guess your kerning skills will fit right in, because they are flat out frightening. Unless you want your words to have gaps that are reminiscent of a jack-o-lanterns smile, it might be a good idea to tighten everything up.

    Stay tuned for my next Scary Type Illustration next Friday!

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 21, 2011
  • Kyle Letendre, a graphic designer and letterer, was once asked why he frequently refers to himself as a "type geek." His response: "I believe in type."

    In response to his response, he created an online typography sketchbook, aptly titled I Believe in Type. It includes a variety of hand-drawn type sketches on photo elements and patterned backgrounds. See a sampling of his designs below:

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 16, 2011
  • In honor of the approaching halloween season, design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The second offender: Type Mutilation.

    I know it's getting close to Halloween, but, really, who do you think you are, Jack the Ripper? Stop stretching, pulling, twisting, and mutilating your fonts! If you treat your fonts like a civil human being would, they can really enhance your designs typographically. Keep this in mind for future designs, unless you want your work looking like a murder scene.

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 14, 2011
  • This HTML5 game by UI designer Mark MacKay for Method Action is an awesome idea & fun challenge wrapped in a beautiful user interface. Your mission is to use a mouse, keyboard or touch screen to hand-kern letters to a perfect, eye-pleasing position. When you submit, your results are compared to their final kerns, and your score is determined based on your proximity.

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    by Ben Leivian
    October 12, 2011
  • For the approaching halloween holiday, design.org asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The first offender: Papyrus.

    Papyrus had its time, and that was in ancient Egypt when it was used to make mummies and scrolls. So the next time you're thinking about using it on a fine dining menu, resume or billboard, ask yourself, "does this go well with embalming?"

    Look for my next Scary Type Situation next Friday!

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    by Jay Roeder
    October 7, 2011
  • Jay Roeder wrote over to share some of his work, and his hand-drawn typography rocks! He adds a drawing a day and most are centered around some sort of quote or idea.

    Design, JayRoeder, typography

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    by Ward Andrews
    September 28, 2011
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