Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This series, found within the archives of the British Museum, is exactly what it advertises: 26 landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet. The lithographs are from sometime between 1818 and 1860 and were printed by an illustrator named Charles Joseph Hullmandel.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
We're pretty sure that we've never had a typeface make us feel uncomfortable before. French digital artist JC Debroize's "Human Type" series, a project for the graphic design studio Kerozen, reminds us characters out of a friendly animated Pixar film that somehow made their way into our nightmares.
Design // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In the design world competition is a constant, you're always competing with your peers and even yourself to do better. The Type Fight took a more light hearted approach to competition by pitting designers against each other and letting you decide who is best. The only constants are the letterforms each designer must turn into a typographic master piece. The Type Fight's counter part, aptly named the Heavyweight Print Shop, sell each of the master pieces that are chosen for cool 20 bucks, which isn't bad because they're only producing 25 of each.
Illustration // Monday, January 06, 2014
Twin Peaks is one of Martin Woutisseth's favorite TV series. In his re-creation of the television show, Martin needed to illustrate 33 characters. He speaks about the richness of the Twin Peaks universe, in terms of symbolism and detail, and wanted to be sure that nothing was lost in translation.
Erotica // Friday, October 18, 2013
Created by Russian creative agency Red Keds, an interactive font used by numerous graphic designers worldwide is not one someone would simply classify as “sans” or “sans-serif”. Rather it is the full alphabet, numbers included, of three half-naked people taking on erotic positions to create...
Illustration // Monday, October 14, 2013
"Alexis Taïeb – known as Tyrsa – discovered graffiti in the late 90s, and it was graffiti that led him to discover his natural talent and love of typography. He studied at the renowned Gobelins School in Paris, where he honed his unique and adaptable style with a focus on print and web design. Since graduating in 2007, he has amassed a versatile portfolio of work that showcases his engaging and precise visual style..."
Illustration // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Greg Coulton explains himself as “a designer and illustrator, with a pinch of typographer thrown in.” His extremely intricate, baroque, and ornate works seem to stem from his background as a graphic designer, combined with his passion for the extravagant and bold...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We've posted about anamorphic typography before and we just cannot get enough of it. As we continue to watch design walk the fine line between form and function it is thrilling to see this work being created in more of a fine art context. Ole Martin Lund Bø has an amazing ability to create this illusion using minimalistic materials and simple techniques which make for an incredible artwork. See how it all works after the jump.
Design // Friday, September 20, 2013
As part of their redesign, The New Yorker brought in House Industries to help with custom versions of the classic Neutraface typeface. Working with the original Neutraface designer Christian Schwartz and The New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell, House Industries' Ben Kiel to modernize and stay true to nine decades of design heritage. Watch a video of Mitchell explaining the challenges and thoughts behind the magazines redesign as a whole.
Illustration // Friday, September 20, 2013
This typeface 'Hair type' is constructed out of strands of hair gathered together. Each clump of hair is shaped to form a letter in the alphabet from designer Monique Goossens. Monique's work includes elements of both design and autonomous art. It often takes the form of staged images...