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(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Stanley Morison argues in Politics and Script that the nineteenth-century invention of the sans serif lowercase was no less than ‘the most novel and permanent contribution to letter-design that has appeared on the printed page since the Aldine Italic of 1501’. Given that the sans serif has become the dominant typographic form of the past century (for all but lengthy text...

Dalton Maag's beautiful new typeface for the Rio Olympic Games

Dalton Maag's beautiful new typeface
for the Rio Olympic Games

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Infographics, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Nov 7th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Based on the movement of athletes and Brazil’s geological and architectural hallmarks; Dalton Maag's bespoke typeface for the next Olympic Games in Rio is as smooth and flowing as the London Games fonts were harsh and geometric. ...

For the Benefit of Mr Kite

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
No. of comments: 1

What a piece of art. The Beatles' 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite' inspiration recreated. From scratch. Check this video out! ...

BMD Design

BMD Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

A fan of hand-drawn type? You'll love BMD Design. He has a style that's very similar to the infamous Jon Contino, but still, I'm loving the behind-the-scenes shots of his meticulous process.  ...

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Category: Advertising, Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Branding/Identity, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

We do love a bit of stop-motion animation here at Shillo HQ. When it's combined with spooky Halloween characters we love it even more! And even though here in Oz we shun Marmite in favour of Vegemite, we're still pretty smitten with this campaign.  ...

Fontly

Fontly

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Oct 30th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Fontly is a handy little iPhone app that shares typography from around the world. It features the best of the world’s ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders. 
There are two main ways to use the app: You can pull up a map and discover the postings other users have made in...
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Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Category: Design / Packaging, Products,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 15th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ever thought your standard pack of playing cards needed a bit of a spruce? Just like the beautiful typographic Scrabble set that was recently released for those font-lovers out there, Pedale Design have created a deck of playi...

Preview text with wordmark.it

Preview text with wordmark.it

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 25th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Wordmark.it is one nifty little website. Basically you can type in a word and see what it looks like in every font loaded on your computer. Too easy and saves you a heap of time when trying to find that perfect typeface! ...
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Type By Hand Workshop - Sydney

Type By Hand Workshop - Sydney

Category: Design / Typography, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 23rd 2012
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Tanya, Maz, Anthony, Enza, myself and a few Shillington students past and present joined typographers Wayne Thompson and Gemma O'Brien at a Type By Hand Workshop in Sydney at the weekend. ...

Jessica Hische for Penguin Classics

Jessica Hische for Penguin Classics

Category: Books, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Sep 20th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Clever old Penguin Books - they have persuaded Jessica Hische to do a daily drop-cap inspired series of book covers for their new Classics range. Rather lovely they are too. Via ...