typography

iotd_092614_engraving_feat

9/26/2014: Engraved poster

Announcing Print’s all-new Typography & Lettering Awards! Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create fascinating handlettered projects, we want to see your work. This ornate, limited edition engraved print was commissioned by Neenah as part of its Beauty of Engraving series. The poster was designed by recent New Visual Artist...

featured_beer

The Culture and Typography of Beer

Beer has been a part of the culture of man for thousands of years dating back to ancient times when wheat and barely were fermented and used as nutritional beverages, the alcohol a seemingly pleasant side effect. As the world aged beer began to play a bigger part in the world’s culture, eventually becoming...

daily-heller-9-18-14_f

Chalk Talk

Take a look at this vintage chalk packaging, which is an example of what Steven Heller calls "typography parlant."

iotd_091514_graphicdigits_feat

09/15/2014: Graphic Digits book

Numbers in typography have gained significance in recent years, and this new, beautifully-bound book from Viction:ary highlights some of the many way you can think differently when using numerals in your work. The book, entiteld Graphic Digits, shows off  illustrative number forms as well as typographic treatments to highly creative effect. Check out some...

Print

Weekend Heller: The Elegantissima Show

Straight from its boffo Farmingdale premiere, the most elegant design exhibit, Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili opens at the Art Director’s Club next week.

iotd_090214_beatles_feat

09/02/2014: Beatles poster

While many promotional materials for the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night mimicked the style of the album, it’s interesting to see the how artwork for the same movie played for international audiences. For example, this rare poster used for promotion in Japan, takes a completely different approach with layered color, typography and illustration....

iotd_082814_typeportfolio_feat

08/28/2014: Chinese typography

A nice look at the form and shape of Chinese characters through Cai Peng portfolio. Check out more here. Via Looks Like Good Design.

iotd_081914_paulrand_feat

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 of the decade. The book has been reissued with a new forward by Michael...