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‘Gilbert’: Commemorating an Icon

‘Type With Pride’ is a wonderful design project created by NewFest and NYC Pride in partnership with Fontself to commemorate the late artist, designer, and activist Gilbert Baker. Baker was responsible for creating the very first Rainbow Flag in the top-floor attic gallery of the…

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Colourful creations for Pride month

As June comes to an end, we thought we would showcase 7 colourful designs celebrating Pride month this year. Each year, the LGBTQ community use the 30 days of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June 1969. This particular month reminds everyone…

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No Stranger than the past: Behind the brand titles of Stranger Things.

  I remember sitting on the brown leather couch in my parents ‘den’ watching Goonies on our Rankarena television. It was the 80s and we had a shag pile rug on the floor, mission brown with green striped curtains and circular patterned orange cushions. The…

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Fontstand, a great tool for widening your brand’s font repertoire

While doing another late night trawl through the different foundries and shops we all spend so much time in (us designers anyway) I came across Fontstand. I couldn’t believe it. A great collection of foundries and fonts that you can really try for free, rather…

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Fontstand – a brilliant new way for designers to source their favourite fonts

Fontstand is disrupting the category with a new intuitive system that lets you try typefaces for free then hire on a monthly basis for a fraction of the cost.  Created for Mac OS X the app allows users to test drive fonts from 20 international type foundries…

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The future of Futwora – Typography design at its best

Finding the right typeface for a brand can sometimes be a challenge – so why not design a new typeface suitable for your own project? TWO – Think Work Observes, traditionally a design studio based in Udine, Italy have a strong focus on modern, clean and…

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Ryman Eco; The world’s most beautiful, sustainable, typeface design

Can Typography design save the world? There’s nothing new about the fact our environment is suffering from the impact of climate change. So could typography save the world? Well, single handily no it probably couldn’t, but it does open up a valuable dialog for designers.…

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Altai typeface design: A modern tribute to traditional craftsmanship.

A Beautiful New Typeface Design Finnish studio Werklig creates a quirky, unique typeface to promote Altai – a crystal glass series by designer Mari Isopahkala, that pays homage to the tradition of handcut glass.

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Old-school sign painters are bringing beauty back to brands

Before the invention of the vinyl plotter in the 1980s, the vast majority of signs, from shopfronts to billboards and even street signs, were painted or created by hand. Imagine the richness and variety of our high streets back in the day! Sadly, with its…

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The Art of Beautiful and Unique Brand Imagery

The Demise of Unique Brand Design Sadly these days unique and fresh brand identity design is the exception rather than the rule. As more brands seek to become global, the trend has been for the visual language of their brand images to become more and…

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