Old School Style from BMD Design

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
BMD Design is a one-man hand lettering and illustration operation located in Bordeaux, France. Specializing in apparel graphics and logotype, BMD brings an old school French graphic style to his hand crafted and digitally adjusted designs, a rustic sensibility that is both vintage and very contemporary. His eye-catching artisanal work is in high demand, and his client list has grown to include an impressive array of companies and brands, including Levi's, Quiksilver, Audi, and Nike.  

Niels Shoe Meulman's Calligraffiti

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
Bridging the gap between typography, calligraphy, graffiti, and fine art, the work of Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman (also known as 'Shoe') is effectively a new art form for the twenty-first century, a contemporary expression of writing and design by hand in a predominantly digital age. Calling it 'Calligraffiti,' Meulman launched his cutting-edge art movement in 2007 with a successful solo exhibition in Amsterdam, and he has continued his success with various international exhibitions and museum acquisitions of his images.

The Lively Lines of Jessica Hische

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
Jessica Hische is an award-winning and highly regarded letterer and illustrator, who also describes herself as a "crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth."  Hische's innate exuberance and passion for design is apparent with every her every stroke and curve, and her cleanly decorative yet indie-inspired style has landed her work with such notable publications and institutions as Penguin Books, Barnes and Noble Classics, ICON magazine, Tiffany's, Target, and National Public Radio, to name a few.

David McLeod's Textural Typography

Illustration // Monday, May 06, 2013
David McLeod's incredible mastery of three-dimensional form and texture is readily apparent in his impressive portfolio of typographic work. Born in Australia and currently living in NYC, the graphic designer and illustrator fearlessly tackles complex structures and materials, constantly experimenting with new ways of molding unusual substances into recognizable typographic designs while losing none of the substances' chaotic and spontaneous essence. 

Shadows, Typography and Installation by Fred Eerdekens

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
We love Belgium-based artist Fred Eerdekens' shadow typography created using everything from artificial cloud formations, food boxes, leaves, wires, and other found materials. They remind us of Diet Weigman's Michael Jackson shadow casting sculpture.

The 300&65 Ampersands Project

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
The 300&65 Ampersands Tumblr brought us a newly designed amersand everyday for an entire year. An ampersand (or empershand; '&') is a logogram representing the conjuction word 'and'. The symbol is ligature of the letters et, Latin for 'and.'

Music Video: Vampire Weekend "Step"

Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses  beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy. 

Daren Newman

Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Daren Newman is an illustrator and typographer based in Manchester, UK. He creates beautiful hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works, incorporating illustrations into his type work. If you love typography this will surely be and inspiration for you.

The Work of Juan Chavarria Jr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Juan Chavarria Jr. is an illustrator based in San Diego, California. He specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. His unique and minimal style and his choice of a restricted palette highlights the drawings beautifully.

Erin Smith's Typographical Images

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Look closely at Australian artist Erin Smith's images and you will see that they are comprised of very tiny letters. She extracts letters from journals of automatic writing, then digitally prints them, and hand draws it all onto paper. Erin's images are a fascinating mix of words and design and you can't help but be amazed at her intricacy.
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