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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 …

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07/07/2014: Creative city guidebooks

These well-designed travel guides from Victionary pull together the best locales for creatives in six big cities: New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris. The series is called CITIx60, named for the 60 creatives who handpicked the spots highlighted in …

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07/03/2014: Design Observer site redesign

Nothing faces more scrutiny than when a respected graphic design source redesigns its website. Design Observer unveiled its new look early this week, and in addition to new contributors, the site received a facelift with new a color scheme, typefaces, …

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07/02/2014: Sawdust typeface

Innovative typography designers Sawdust have created elegant, modern typefaces for Fast Company, Esquire and Communication Arts. Below is their latest work for a Wired UK feature, which uses a lot of great contours and spokes to create the forms. Check …

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Intellectual Property Rights for Design: Trademark Laws

Graphic designers need to understand the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, copyright laws and design patents. Intellectual property rights and fair use policies not only help you understand what materials you can use and where, but they also …