01/31/2014: Typographic short film

The Taste Gap, Ira Glass’ advice about success in the creative field, was transformed into an short film by Daniel Sax. The film uses a number of inventive methods to make the words come to life and adds weight to …


01/29/2014: Typographic mural

During AIGA president Sara Frisk’s stint on Design Envy, she included a black and white type mural from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition. Entitled “Picture,” the daunting, 14-foot long canvas of nearly abstract typography was created by design team …


01/23/2014: Les Graphiquants

Just one example from a nice sampling of Les Graphiquants, the Paris studio that specializes in strong typography treatments in all of their projects. The gradients and color accents in their work creates a layered feel and even the smallest …


01/17/14: Russian Silent Film Posters

Interesting collection of 30 Russian Silent Film Posters at London’s Gallery of Russian Art & Design. The exhibition, curated by Elena Sudakova and Lutz Becker, highlights the bold use of color, imagery and typography in 1920s Russian Graphic Design. Learn …


Image of the Day: 3D book cover

Chang-rae Lee’s latest novel, On Such a Full Sea is available with a traditional cover, but one might be tempted purchase the limited edition alternate version, an interesting typographic exercise made even more unique by the addition of a 3D …

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Erotica: Award-Winning Spencerian Script

Ever since OpenType sparked an explosion in script typefaces, I’ve been waiting for someone to design a credible Spencerian style font. Maximiliano Sproviero, a young Argentinean in his mid-20s, has done just that with the perfectly named Erotica from Lián Types. The font family has already won an award from the Type Directors Club, which is where I encountered it—and him—earlier this year.


Image of the Day, 12/17/2013: 2013 Best Movie Posters

This look at the year’s best movie posters includes Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha (poster courtesy of BLT Communications) among its well-curated selections. Previously in the year, Frances Ha also received some excellent analysis from Fonts in Use, which delved further …


Image of the Day, 12/10/2013: Holiday poster

Deadline extended to December 13! The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! This poster for the upcoming Society of Publication Designers …