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The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.

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Market-Driven Typography

The Century Advertising Service located on Madison Ave in New York City was one of many similar studios that prepared pre-designed adverts for business, in this case the food industry. Take a closer look at their work.

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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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07/17/2014: 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 …

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07/14/2014: Typographic business cards

These simple, bold metallic business cards include strong typography, distinctive illustration and striking patterns. They were created by designers Stefanie Wiersch and Kathrin Grunendahl and printed by Rikiki. Check out more images here. Via Looks Like Good Design.

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07/11/2014: Ray Johnson exhibit

Graphic designer Ray Johnson is featured in a new MoMA exhibit, exploring his more experimental works and hand-written typography. The handwritten type in particular, like in the project below as part of a series called “Strange Devices…” from 1955-1960, shows …

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Lucian Bernhard On Stage

On May 27, I ran a short piece about Lucian Bernhard’s cover (below) for the Radio City Music Hall program from 1936. Here is another program cover.

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07/09/2014: Burberry script

A new typeface from Burberry fits perfectly into the advertising for their Spring/Summer menswear 2015 line, but will also adorn the collection’s jackets, scarves and bags. A bold move. The collection is called “Book Titles and Bruce Chatwin” and references …