Chromatic Numerical Sculptures Inspired by Josef Albers from Leonardoworx

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                                Taking inspiration from iconic 20th century artist Josef Albers and his use of colors, digital artist Leonardo Betti of <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Leonardoworx</a> created a series of abstract numbers made from colorful plexiglass. With varying sizes of square and rectangular pieces of custom plexiglass, Betti arranges them in such a way that colors change depending on what colors are in front of or behind. The results are a new spin on numerical typography, taking it from 2D to 3D with layers that create something you might not pick up on at first glance. When you learn they are actually numbers, the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Albers Numbers</a> make you take a second look to appreciate the thought and process behind creating them.

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Number 7

Number 8

Number 9

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Made in London: Archie Proudfoot

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                                This is the first in a new monthly series of short films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">William Scothern</a>—we&#8217;re calling them <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a>. The first film is about <a href="http://archie%20proudfoot/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Archie Proudfoot</a>, an artist and sign painter whose work uses the techniques and the aesthetics of traditional signage to explore our relationship with language. Watch:
Having graduated from studying a degree in English Literature during a recession, Archie went in search of work that would satisfy his yearning for an ‘interesting job’. “It was quite soon after the financial crash of 2008, and the employment sector was not great,” he says. “If you wanted an interesting job, you were going to have to put in quite a lot of time unpaid. And I thought, well I’ll just invest that time in myself.” He specializes in the reverse-glass gilding process, often choosing to isolate a single word or phrase
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Google and Monotype collaborate on font that spans all written language

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        International font company <a href="">Monotype</a> has worked with <a href="">Google</a> to create one <a href="">typeface</a> that can be used by everyone in the world, writing in any language (+ movie). <a href="" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Friday Five with Alexander Tochilovsky

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Letter lover Alexander Tochilovsky is a New York City-based graphic designer that divides his time between teaching typography and graphic design at The Cooper Union and curating the Herb Lubalin Studio Center of Design and Typography. Not only is he the co-founder of the Typographics, a design festival for people who use and love type, he’s also the co-founder of Type@Cooper, a post-graduate certificate program where he continues to teach the history of typeface design. Over the years, he’s curated a number of exhibitions  at The Cooper Union, including Appetite (2010), Pharma (2011), Type@Cooper (2012), Image of the Studio with Athletics (2013), and thirty (2015). In this week’s Friday Five, typography connoisseur Tochilovsky lets us in on a handful of things he loves. F5-Alexander-Tochilovsky-1-lubalincenter
  1. Archives & Research
    One of my main jobs, aside from teaching, is curating the Herb Lubalin Study Center, which means I
Still from Pale Flower film
Still from video by Adam Freelander, courtesy of Quartz
Photo by Christina Taylor
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A Book That Takes a Fresh Look at Classic Type

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                                The Kansas City and San Francisco-based <a href="" >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="" >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.
Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-2 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. Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-3 Neenah-Fresh-Takes-Classics-Type-4-JESSICA-HISCHE 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. Image from Refinery 29 You’re never too old to live in color!… Just ask Refinery 29—they say so. Image from Behance 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. Image from Fubiz 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. Image from Behance 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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