Alex Fowkes

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There is some excellent new project work in the portfolio of young designer Alex Fowkes including a recent project for Sony that swept the creative blogosphere.

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New Work From Seb Lester

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Seb Lester has released a short film about his work as an artist and designer. He has also released two new limited edition prints and some new originals. You can view and buy them at seblester.co.uk. Lastly, he’s also updated his site with new client work all of which is fantastic as always.

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Subterranean Homesick Blues

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Leandro Senna undertook a mass of work in order to create this amazing video showcasing a unique typographical layout for all of the phrases quoted in Bob Dylan’s unforgettable song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. He made an oath not to use the computer to generate the imagery (at least beyond the edit) which required penciling, inking and painting 66 different art cards.

Here are his words about the project:

“I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.

Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.

There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.

I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.

There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.”

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Jon Contino for Nike

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Illustrator and Typographer Jon Contino recently did his thing for Nike and yielded some simple yet distinct results in keeping with his signature style.

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Metropolismoloch is the work of an Italian designer named Lorenzo. He has a thing for recreating movie titles in that throwback style that seems lost on a passed era of cinema. It’s a super fun concept and provides strong inspiration for typography.

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Jing Zhang

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There is some unusual and highly detailed illustrated typography in the portfolio of Jing Zhang. It’s expertly rendered and did I mention meticulously detailed? Oh yeah I did. Well it’s worth saying it again.

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Rutger Paulusse currently works as a designer and illustrator at Vault 49. As you would expect if you are familiar with the studio’s work, Paulusse displays some exceptional illustrated typography skills throughout his portfolio.

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Neue Haas Grotesk

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The Fonbureau has put up a nice little micro-site (ugh that term still makes me cringe from my time spent in advertising) for their latest font Neue Haas Grotesk. It’s a genuinely well made typeface that will definitely prove useful. I am picking up a copy myself.

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Peter Tarka

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Polish designer Peter Tarka has a flair for type as image and it’s a flair that takes typography off the page and into the dimensional realm.

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Luke Lucas: Updates

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If you are a fan of ‘type as image’ then you have to have heard of or should at least be following the work of Luke Lucas. If you haven’t then it’s time to get familiar as he recently updated his personal portfolio.

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HypeForType: Alicia

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Alexander Wright (Modovisual), designed the exclusive type face ‘Alicia‘ for HypeForType. It’s a complex, slightly retro and ready-for-press typeface that will immediately demand recognition upon use.

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Bases Loaded

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The Bases Loaded Series is a set of hand-generated banners that explore the relationship between type and image. The designes themselves narrate milestones and key figures in America’s favorite Pastime, Baseball. All banners measure 26″x40″ and are screen printed onto wool felt with a 1″ felt border.

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Chris Burnett

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Chris Burnett is a BFA3 student at CalArts in the Graphic Design program. He already has a portfolio that shows a tremendous amount of maturity and an attention to typography that most veteran designers would be jealous of. It’s a safe bet to keep an eye on this young man because is going to go far.


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Vanilla BCN: Updates

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Vanilla BCN is back again with more kick ass typographical works for clients like Nike. We love their tee shirt work. It’s air tight.

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The Alphabet 2

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“The Alphabet 2- a horn book video experiment – is a developmental spelling – video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font’s proportions. A collection of words in a delightful spelling-video.”

Direction / Postproduction / Sound Design
Alessandro Novelli

Design / Animation / Set Design
Andrea Gendusa / Alessandro Novelli

Additional Animation and Set Design
Mario Arcadu

Giulia Arantxa Novelli

Thanks To:
Alina & Michela Dettori, Bianca Novelli, Federica Patitucci, Caterina Pecoraro, Stefano Tore

music track:
Fréhel “Tel qu’il est” 1936

n9ve web site

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RM Regular

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Improving upon, competing with or even coming close the the juggernaut typeface Helvetica is no small task. But that didn’t stop Mash Creative from making an extremely valiant effort in doing so. The end result of that effort is a typeface called RM Regular that you can now purchase at Hype For Type. It’s a beauty. I’d expect to see this one cropping up in a few projects out there this next year.

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Etienne Chaize

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There is some seriously radical chrome action happening in the portfolio of Etienne Chaize. Lots of shiny, colorful and deliciously vector typography is on display and it’s a hell of a lot of fun to look at.

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Ruslan Khasanov: Liquid Type

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This liquid type by Russian designer and typographer Ruslan Khasanov is pretty darn cool. You can check out more of his work in his Behance portfolio.

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