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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
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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...

Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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We've blogged them before, but these guys have added some really lovely work to their site recently. Here's a random selection of Studio Brave's work that floats my boat... rock on Melbourne! ...

MADE Quarterly Magazine

MADE Quarterly Magazine

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Magazines,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
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MADE Quarterly is a publication about inspirational people 
from around the world who create incredible things. MADE Quarterly is a new publication from the publishers of award winning graphic design periodical Process Journal. MADE focuses on inspirational people from around the world who create incredible things,...

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
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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. ...

America Elect: Interactive Graphic Novel

America Elect: Interactive Graphic Novel

Category: Design / Interactive, Illustration, Web / Design,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
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In case you missed any of the action in the US presidential race, guardian.co.uk's US Interactive Team have created this stunning online interactive graphic novel, covering the twists and turns of the campaign trail since 2008. Fantastic design - the images on the left are pretty neat, but the real thing is way more fun - ...

Bravo Company

Bravo Company

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
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Check out the great work of Bravo Company, where Shillington NYC grad Mengjie Li recently joined as a designer! ...
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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! ...

Maddison Graphic

Maddison Graphic

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Clarity and beauty in design from UK-based Maddison Graphic. ...

Student work: Part-time creativity

Student work: Part-time creativity

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
No. of comments: 3

Hats off to the current part time students in London — some recent homework had them creating hand-done typography and illustrating their journeys to college each week. So lovely to see the burgeoning creativity, can't wait to see the work develop in the coming months! ...
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Vintage Me Oh My

Vintage Me Oh My

Category: Blogs, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

For all of those briefs where you're trying to channel a bit of vintage love, it helps to look beyond just modern recreations of the vintage aesthetic, and actually back at the original work itself. Plenty of resources abound, including ...