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31 New Killer Custom Typefaces

Custom font design a branding hero. Over the years we’ve published several collections of our favorite customer designed fonts. Our collections skirt the weird and wonderful, celebrating those who push the envelope of typography. And whilst I love the creativity of this brand design work,…

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Fontstand is Netflix for fonts, and it’s amazing.

Fontstand front page. What is Fontstand? Fontstand is a Mac app that lets you try fonts for free and rent them by the month for desktop use for a fraction of their regular price. Typotheque developed this app in collaboration with Andrej Krátky. Conceived by independent…

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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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Ryan Gosling hates Papyrus

Move over Comic Sans, Papyrus has now risen to the status of worst font in the world. Ryan Gosling championed this argument on Saturday Night Live, where he trashed the use of Microsoft Office’s font in Avatar’s title design. In the skit, Ryan tracks down 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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Are we in a type renaissance for brands?

As brand designers we’re always hungry. Hungry for new inspiration, new palettes, new strategy and as a corner store of everything we do new typefaces. Fonts are so important when it comes to creating new brand identities or logos. Finding the right type to express the…

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Highlights from the 36 Days of Type global design project

Inspiring Type Design – A Rich and Valuable Brand Identity Asset During 36 days of restless creativity, creatives were challenged to design a letter or number each day. The result is a graphic demonstration of how broadly and distinctly we can communicate the letters and…

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Apple's new font follows through on brand engagement

Last week Apple announced a pile of new software at it’s World Wide Developers Conference which is all very exciting for those developing and using their products but the bit that stood out for my was the official launch of the companies new font San…

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Denmark's Playtype Font Foundry launches a Concept Store

We love a good design concept store Danish font foundry Playtime recently made the unusual jump from online to bricks and mortar, opening a concept store in Copenhagen. The Playtype store was launched in conjunction with the revamp and redesign of Playtype.com and represents the physical…

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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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Comic Sans for Cancer

Make mention of the name “Comic Sans” in design circles and you’re likely to be met with visceral reactions. The font, designed by Vincent Connare and released by Microsoft in 1994 is one of the most disliked fonts in the design community, and one of…

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Unique brand voice creating more profitable websites

HotelsWeLove.com, launched in July, is a great example of an online listing, made exceptional by the quality and consistency of brand voice and design. A personal project run by Laurence Billiet and Rachael Antony, HotelsWeLove.com offers hand picked content from around the world in the…

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