Nicholas Goodger, Sydney based illustrator, typographer, sign painter

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Illustration by Nicholas Goodger

Nicholas Goodger is a Sydney based illustrator, typographer, and sign painter, whose work has a distinctly retro feel to it.

Via Australian Infront.

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Miles Slack, Nottingham based designer and illustrator

Monday, 24 April, 2017

Illustration by Miles Slack

Lean in closely now to the screen, and check out the work of Miles Slack, a designer and illustrator based in Nottingham, England. Might this be the beginning of a movement away from minimal work to minimised work?

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If Stanley Kubrick liked the Futura typeface, how often did he use it?

Friday, 17 February, 2017

Late US film director Stanley Kubrick was said to be a fan of the Futura typeface. Christian Annyas, a web designer, decided to find out how often, if at all, that Kubrick used Futura, by analysing the typefaces he used in his films, trailers, and posters.

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Incredible Types, typography and design from around the world

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Absolute New York, by Deutsche & Japaner

Incredible Types is a growing collection of typography and design from around the world, curated by Melbourne designer and blogger, Nathan Leigh Davis.

Her, by Glasfurd & Walker

The first image, Absolute New York, is work by Deutsche & Japaner, a design agency based in German city of Mannheim, while the second, Her, is by Glasfurd & Walker, a studio in Canada.

Via dailywebthing.

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The world’s best known logos drawn by hand

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

What a talent to possess, to be able, as London-based type designer and illustrator Seb Lester can, to draw, by hand, the world’s best known logos. More of his work can be found at his Instagram page.

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Albert Einstein’s handwriting as a font

Thursday, 14 May, 2015

If I’m seeing the numbers properly, then it looks like a font family based on the handwriting of Albert Einstein may soon be something you can install on your computer, as a campaign to raise the required money to develop the set has been successful.

Way to go, Mr Einstein. One thing is for certain, the world will never see a font based on the scrawl that passes for my handwriting.

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Haas Unica the true rival of Helvetica? I thought that was Arial…

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015

If someone tried to tell me that the sole reason the Helvetica font thrived was because an apparent rival typeface, Haas Unica, somehow, by hook or by crook possibly, didn’t come to the attention of enough designers, I wouldn’t believe them.

That’s partly the story at least. Haas Unica, created in the 1970s, also just seemed to come along at the wrong time however:

Through a long and contrived series of events, Unica ended up being owned by Monotype. It had simply fallen through the cracks thanks to industry-wide turmoil and technological upheaval. In the years that followed, it never quite disappeared completely. “Most type designers know if it,” Rhatigan tells me, and perhaps its inaccessibility even increased the mystery surrounding it.

Actually, it’s not too bad a typeface, I may see it I could use it as the web font here one day.

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The typography of Ridley Scott’s “Alien”

Wednesday, 10 December, 2014

I linked to Dave Addey’s analysis of the typography of “2001: A Space Odyssey”, earlier in the year, and since that time he’s written similar articles on “Moon” by Duncan Jones, and now Alien by Ridley Scott.

This title card from Alien is an example – possibly the Ur Example – of a popular sci-fi trope, the Foreshadowing Inventory. Seven crew, you say? Hmm. Seven. Let’s hope nothing disastrous happens to them, one by one. And their course is set for a return to Earth, eh? Well, I’m sure that’s the likely outcome for this particular story.

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If we all wrote together we might end up with a universal typeface

Friday, 18 July, 2014

When thought experiments are actually conducted… if everyone on Earth were to provide a sample of their handwriting, and these specimens were to be amalgamated, what single, or universal, typeface or handwriting style, might emerge?

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Some people build sand castles at the beach, other make font sets

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014

It’s May, that means someone, somewhere, is on holiday. If you’re a designer though it seems work is never far from the mind, no matter how distant the office may be.

For British designer Dion Star, a beach holiday ended up becoming a quest to create a new font set… from the debris he found lying on West Cornwall’s Wherrytown Beach, where some two thousand such objects went into the making of the Marine Debris Typeface.

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