<a href="https://design-milk.com/chromatic-numerical-sculptures-inspired-by-josef-albers/albers-numbers-leonardoworx-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Albers-Numbers-Leonardoworx-0-810x677.jpg" alt="Chromatic Numerical Sculptures Inspired by Josef Albers from Leonardoworx" /></a> Taking inspiration from iconic 20th century artist Josef Albers and his use of colors, digital artist Leonardo Betti of <a href="http://www.leonardoworx.com/blog/" 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="https://www.behance.net/gallery/60036433/ALBERS-NUMBERS" 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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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
<a href="http://design-milk.com/made-in-london-archie-proudfoot/design_milk_archie_proudfoot_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Archie_Proudfoot_01-810x456.jpg" alt="Made in London: Archie Proudfoot" /></a> This is the first in a new monthly series of short films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">William Scothern</a>—we’re calling them <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/made-in-london" 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:
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/10/06/google-monotype-noto-font-biggest-typeface-all-written-language/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/10/creating-noto-for-google-design-technology_dezeen_sq-936x936.gif" /> </a> 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…)</a>
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.
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One of my main jobs, aside from teaching, is curating the Herb Lubalin Study Center, which means I
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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. Artist: Jessica Hische (artist and speaker)
<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 “new classics” for today’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.
Typeface: Buttermilk & Brioche
These two bakery-inspired typefaces, Buttermilk (smooth and wholesome) and Brioche (proper and
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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. You’re never too old to live in color!… Just ask Refinery 29—they say so. 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. 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. 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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They give you the option of buying blocks individually or as an A to Z set that contains 13 blocks. The Tykography Blocks are available here.
<a href="http://design-milk.com/wooden-blocks-introduce-children-typography/tykography-blocks-twig-co-1/"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2016/08/Tykography-blocks-Twig-Co-1-600x480.jpg" alt="Wooden Blocks That Introduce Children to Typography" /></a> Whether you’re an adult or a kid, <a href="http://thetwigco.com/tykography.html" >Tykography</a> aims to introduce, or reintroduce you to a collection of classic typefaces, like Gotham, Helvetica, Bodoni, and Baskerville), in a series of alphabet blocks. <a href="http://thetwigco.com/index.html" >The Twig Co.</a> designed these four-sided wooden blocks, each that features two letters and four fonts.
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