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08/01/2014: Special event hand drawn type

Erik Marinovich gives some insight into his exploratory process for a Mastercard Stand Up To Cancer benefit. It’s an interesting look at the process of hand drawn type from someone who excels in the craft. Via Friends of Type.

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Chwast’s Quote: An Illustrated Traditional Quote

A notable traditional quote, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 147 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last …

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07/28/2014: Trident gum packaging

Props to Hani Douaji for his clever packaging solution for Trident X-tra Care gum. While it might be easy to make the leap that the rows of hard-shelled gum look like teeth, the execution of the illustrations and logo placement …

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07/25/2014: Robby Leonard portfolio site

Bright, retro, and wildly entertaining, New York-based designer Robby Leonard’s portfolio site has deservedly garnered a lot of attention recently (it was also recently included in the June issue of Print). It was included on this list of 40 inspirational …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Shakespeare

A notable quote from Shakespeare, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 146 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The …

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07/23/2014: Four & Sons magazine

A digital magazine combining dogs and culture might be enough for most people, but the team behind Four & Sons has also assembled a beautiful print edition. It’s first issue was just made available and everything about it – from the …

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07/22/2014: Typography with mail

Type Directors Club awarded Niral Parekh’s “Type of Letters” project with best in show in its annual Communication Design competition. The project involved a customized mail sorter and using various envelopes, postcards and packages to create a number of typographic …

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07/21/2014: Kid O packaging

Bold colors, san serif fonts and simple, clean design. Studio Lin does an excellent job reflecting the style and clean design of the Kid O baby toys. Other nice touches include turning line art versions on one side of the …

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07/17/2014: Muriza typeface

Jürgen Schwartz & Jakob Runge created this striking slab serif typeface Muriza. The typeface, which gathers its name from an area known for forested mountains, valleys and clear air, also has a handsome, 2-color specimen booklet that goes a long …