Typography Part 2


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If you read my first post, you understand that Alex and I chose to start his Portfolio design process by selecting fonts. Anytime I begin any kind of design project I always start with type. Others may tell you they start with a grid, color palette, forms, and shapes, but for me, it all begins with type. Whether I’m starting a large scale environmental design project or visual identity and logo, I always start with type. That’s because type allows me to determine what kind of visual voice to give a project. For me finding that voice is the foundation for any visual design endeavor.

01. Precedents

The first step in determining what kind of font to use is to look at your project and see what other projects are out there that have the same qualities as yours. See what they’re doing and make a determination whether or

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Typography Part 1


This post is by Matt Uminski from Blog | Visualizing Architecture


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For the first time on Visualizing Architecture, I am bringing in a new voice to help discuss some important graphic design related topics for the upcoming design of Portfolio Volume 05. Matt Uminski is a really good friend and encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to graphic design. He has extensive experience in branding, print, and environmental design projects. Matt has worked with a range of public, institutional, higher education, and real estate clients on developing compelling brands that translate into real-world applications. He currently works at Sasaki in Boston. You can see more of his personal work at studiooffset.com (http://www.studiooffset.com)

 

Portfolio Volume 05: Typography Part 1

By Matt Uminski

 

Today’s post is about typography, and specifically type that will be used in the upcoming Portfolio Volume 05. The topic of typography is broad and can get overwhelming fast. However, if used correctly,

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Sans Forgetica is a font that aids memory


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Researchers at Melbourne's RMIT University have created a font that aids memory

Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT University Behavioural Business Lab have combined design and psychology principles to create a typeface that helps students to remember what they have read. Read more

Barcelona simplifies crest to promote the team in “the world of digital media”


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Brand consultancy Summa has subtly re-designed FC Barcelona’s badge, and created a new personalised typeface and visual system for the football club. Read more

10 noteworthy fonts and typefaces featured on Dezeen


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With companies rebranding at a rapid rate to stay ahead of the competition, designers are constantly devising new fonts and typefaces, we’re looking back at 10 standout examples featured on Dezeen. Read more

Brand New Roman is a typeface made from brand logos


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Hello Velocity spoofs capitalism with typeface made from brand logos

Digital studio Hello Velocity has created a typeface using the trademarks of popular brands including Netflix, Amazon and Facebook. Read more

Erik Spiekermann creates digital fonts from unfinished Bauhaus designs


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Erik Spiekermann transforms lost lettering of Bauhaus designers into digital fonts

Adobe is releasing five fonts based on designs by prolific Bauhaus figures, which have been revived by German typographer Erik Spiekermann and a group of students. Read more

Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and John Lennon’s handwriting feature in new typeface series


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French graphic designers Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens have transformed the handwriting of musicians David Bowie, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg into free-to-use typefaces. Read more

Signato typeface celebrates 100 years of Lithuania’s independence declaration


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National Lithuanian typeface celebrates 100 years of independence

Creative agency Folk has designed a typeface to mark the centenary of Lithuania‘s independence – basing it on the handwritten lettering used to create the country’s independence declaration in 1918. Read more

Neville Brody designs Coca-Cola’s first ever own-brand typeface


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Coca-Cola has revealed its new typeface designed by British graphic designer Neville Brody, marking the first time that the brand has had its own unique font in its 130-year history. Read more

Gilbert font pays tribute to designer of LGBTQI rainbow flag


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Upon the news of his death, advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather designed a font inspired by Gilbert Baker – the designer behind the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of LGBTQI communities. Read more

Wooden machine produces “handwritten” version of Bodoni typeface


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Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji Lee has created a hand-operated machine that painstakingly rewrites the Bodoni typeface in lowercase. Read more

Nike’s Zoom Spiridon trainers are covered in London Underground font


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Nike x Roundel Zoom Spiridon

Nike has released a pair of trainers patterned with the Johnston100 typeface – the font used by Transport for London. Read more

Donald Trump’s handwriting turned into Tiny Hand typeface


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BuzzFeed designer Mark Davis has made a freely available font version of US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s handwriting, and used it to annotate a Dezeen article. Read more

Gift Idea – Typography Art Prints For People Who Love Fonts, Letters & Symbols


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Typography Art Prints For People Who Love Fonts, Letters & Symbols

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Google and Monotype collaborate on font that spans all written language


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        International font company <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/monotype/">Monotype</a> has worked with <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/google/">Google</a> to create one <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/fonts/">typeface</a> that can be used by everyone in the world, writing in any language (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/10/06/google-monotype-noto-font-biggest-typeface-all-written-language/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

A Book That Takes a Fresh Look at Classic Type


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                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/book-takes-fresh-look-classic-type/neenah-fresh-takes-classics-type-1/"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/09/Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-1-600x400.jpg" alt="A Book That Takes a Fresh Look at Classic Type" /></a>
                                The Kansas City and San Francisco-based <a href="http://willoughbydesign.com/" >Willoughby Design</a> has designed a book that lets you explore brand-new typefaces that were created to represent &#8220;new classics&#8221; for today&#8217;s typographic design. The interactive book, <em><a href="http://willoughbydesign.com/project/neenah-paper-classic-promo/" >Fresh Takes on Classic Type on CLASSIC® Papers</a></em>, features six typefaces, along with the stories behind them, by six different creators that range from emerging to notable.

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The firm worked with paper brand Neenah and printed the book on a variety of CLASSIC® Papers that will keep the reader engaged with each page. Besides the typography, the book has graphic design, traditional offset and UV printing, four-color imagery and spot color, foil stamping, spot thick UV, embossing and debossing, and die-cuts.

While the book isn’t for sale, you can get a free copy from a Neenah rep.

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Artist: Jessica Hische (artist and speaker)
Typeface: Buttermilk & Brioche
These two bakery-inspired typefaces, Buttermilk (smooth and wholesome) and Brioche (proper and

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Five Favorites


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The only thing better than modern architecture is artistic renderings of said architecture. Henrique Foister created a series of bold, colorful posters for The Guardian, addressing the future of commercial buildings.

Head to his site to see the time-lapsed night and day version.

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You’re never too old to live in color!… Just ask Refinery 29—they say so.

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It’s fun to find cool design that’s also available for all… This Kanji font, designed by Pedro Azedo is free for download! Interestingly, this font style was inspired by (and named after) adopted logographic Japanese characters.

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There is no shortage of love for the new Netflix hit, Stranger Things. So, naturally artists have been working to work create some pretty cool fan art, like this one above by Serafina Anelli.

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This hand-drawn Adidas logotype, by Jeremy Schiavo, features some incredible detail. It’s also a beautiful example of how a great

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Fiona O’Leary designs pocket-sized font detector


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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/14/spector-tool-fiona-oleary-pocket-size-font-detector-graduate-show-2016-royal-college-of-art/">
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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/graduate-shows-2016/">Graduate shows 2016:</a></strong> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/royal-college-of-art/">Royal College of Art</a> graduate Fiona O'Leary has designed a prototype gadget that can identify the font used in any book or magazine (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/14/spector-tool-fiona-oleary-pocket-size-font-detector-graduate-show-2016-royal-college-of-art/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Monotype overhauls London Underground’s 100-year-old Johnston typeface


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        International font company Monotype has brought the London Tube's 100-year-old <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/typography/">typeface</a> into the 21st century, adding the hashtag, at sign and lighter weights more suitable for digital use (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/27/monotype-update-transport-for-london-100-year-old-johnston-typeface-underground-tube/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>