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08/19/2014: Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

Paul Rand’s 100th birthday was on Friday and his continued influence on design and culture is undeniable. His crucial essay, entitled Thoughts on Design, was written in 1947, revised in 1970 and then drifted out of print by the end …

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08/08/2014: French festival poster

This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. …

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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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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 …