House Industries x New Yorker Typeface Redesign

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. 

Typography with Hair

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...  

Design Works from Stéphane Massa-Bidal

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
One of the best bio descriptions we have read in a while: "Artist, hair icon, art director, cook, graphic designer, frenchie, Illustrator, dad, genius brain owner, tech digest, curator, co-owner The Contrepétographes." And then graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal throws in this great quote from Larry Niven to complete the feeling: "The Dinosaurs Became extinct Because They Did not Have a space program." Well, then, that makes sense.

Mark Webber Carves Giant Typographic Linocut Map of Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
After two months researching in Berlin, nine months designing, and five months carving streets and districts backwards into a 3.4m x 1.7m piece of lino, Mark Webber finished his giant map of the German City. His most recent project is a similarly large map of Paris. So far he has spent two months carving a block of lino and is ready to find a printer who can accommodate it! Watch a timelapse after the jump...

Jake Weidmann is Forging the Future

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
As one of 11 master penmen in the world today, Jake Weidmann shares the legacy of this distinction in a short video, "Forging the Future with the Tip of the Pen," demonstrating his creative process for a special piece called "The Beauty of Wisdom." Weidmann's distinctive, elaborate style is reminiscent of classical lettering in large part because he only works in traditional techniques without the aid of modern technology. 

Fresh Type by Andre Beato

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
André Beato is a Portuguese graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer currently living and working in London. He works mostly with vector based graphics and is responsible for extensive projects developing corporate identities through the use of illustrated typography. Beato operates in a variety of creative fields, including graphic, print, and editorial, collaborating with clients from artistic and entertainment industries, such as record labels, magazines, clothing companies, advertising agencies, and more.

Si Scott Studio

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
Si Scott is a full-time artist, designer, and creative consultant based in the UK. He's renowned for his unique style, blending hand-crafted and hand-drawn artwork for which he has received many awards. So far in his career he has completed projects for Matthew Williamson, Vogue, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Sony, and he has also contributed to advertising campaigns for Guinness, Absolut, and American Express. Scott has given talks and exhibited his work at institutions in cities around the world, including Tokyo, NYC, and Sydney.

The Dynamic Work of Sean Freeman

Illustration // Monday, May 27, 2013
A love for words and beautiful images led illustrator and typographer Sean Freeman to explore the harmony of both by opening his own studio, "There Is," specializing in creative typography, illustration, and art direction. This award-winning artist has created work for a variety of global clients, from advertising to music, editorial to publishing. Forever curious, Freeman is constantly exploring new ways of approaching his work with a love for happy accidents and a passion for visual storytelling, texture, type, and everything in between.

Skyfall by Simon Silaidis

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
With a style that mixes the aesthetics of Western, Asian, and Arabic calligraphy, artist Simon Silaidis intertwines the cultural traditions of these disparate parts of the world in a single harmonious script. Applying them to the bare surfaces of abandoned urban buildings, Silaidis' calligraphy conveys a message of change and hope in impoverished landscapes, both physically and philosophically. "Skyfall" is a moving video documenting this artistic process, each gest symbolizing a simple step toward inner peace and human unity.

Sakke Soini's Retro Extravagance

Illustration // Monday, May 20, 2013
Sakke Soini is a freelance digital artist, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. While attending business school he realized he was spending more time perfecting his PowerPoint presentations than on his school work, so after graduating with a BA in international business in 2006, he decided to switch gears and pursue a career in graphic design. Soini draws his inspiration from the brightness of Japanese pop culture, science fiction movies, electronic music, and the 1980's in general.
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