November 19, 2012


They make it look so easy! Check out this fun video promo for Lost Type's new font Dude. Lot's of great stop motion - hand painted - lettering action!

Dude - A New Font from Lost Type from Lost Type on Vimeo.

Monday Dribbble Hunting - Thanksgiving Edition!

I hope this Thanksgiving you are thankful for typography...

Hope by José.

Gravy On Everything by Martin Refsal

.Thankful by Jason Vanlue.

Turkey by Ryan Blackburn.

Thank You by Francis Chouquet.

November 12, 2012

Advertising Calligraphy

Some awesome hand calligraphy work for a vintage shop's flyer by Talya Baldwin. Talya did a great job capturing the vintage essence of classic calligraphy while incorporating some fun contemporary elements.

Monday Dribbble Hunting

After a couple week break (traveling and freelance busyness) it's nice to be back Dribble hunting. This week I've been noticing lots of nice cool winter tones in the mix. A lot of times this is intentional, but I also think there is some seasonal subconscious direction to color choice as well.

Over by Rokas Sutkaitis

Making Frenzy by Mary Kate McDevitt. (I've written about her work before, check out my previous post on typographic emotion)

Scrumptious Type by Chelsea Atwell.

Dead Man by Simone Noronha.

Epic by Joe Horacek.

More after the jump...

November 7, 2012

Fine Art Lettering

I recently discovered the artwork of Mark Bell. A contemporary artist working across multiple media, he creates provocative images with elusive meanings. I am especially drawn to his work with text. (believe it or not!) Some of his work is reminiscent of early conceptual and neo-concrete artwork with a contemporary spin on these subjects. 

More images after the jump.

November 4, 2012

Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold

Sufjan Stevens has a new Christmas album (with 58 songs!) coming out this month. His album covers feature this awesome custom type that do a good job of representing the songs on this album - slightly absurd, experimental, taking holiday themes and pushing them to their boundaries. I can't wait to see the design of the extensive liner notes, posters and other print material being released with this album.

November 3, 2012

Experimental Typography

I love experimental typography. As an artist and a designer I am always looking for ways to combine the functional and the purely aesthetic. Lumen Type - the latest experiment from designer Ruslan Khasanov - is a great example of using inspiration from everyday, typically unnoticed phenomena to create a beautiful combination of conceptual art and typography. He tells Fast Co Design, “I looked at the car headlights--red and yellow circles floating on the wet road--and I found it beautiful.“ He eventually was able to simulate this effect by placing water droplets on a mirror.