Two talented New York designers, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Hische, have recently designed type using coins. As part of his ongoing series entitled “Things I have learned in my life so far” Sagmeister orchestrated a massive typographic public art installation incorporating over 250,000 eurocents to spell out the phrase “Obsessions make my life worse and [...]
Robert Ryan is an artist, writer and filmmaker living in London, England. He is known for his tactile paper-cut illustrations that often incorporate hand lettering with filled counters and rules along the baseline and cap height. Though his letterforms are somewhat crude and perhaps naive, they also possess a certain folk art charm and designer [...]
Bells & Whistles is a three-person (Barbara Rourke, Jason St. John & Jason Lane) design studio in San Diego that specializes in custom furniture and space design. They have earned a reputation for creating modern yet inviting environments with distinctive artisanal appeal. Martin Wollesen, the Director of University Events at the University of California San [...]
• The Washington Post recently interviewed Matthew Carter.
Yulia Brodskaya has swiftly earned an international reputation for her amazing “PAPERgraphic” illustrations which she delicately crafts by hand. Originally from Russia and now residing in London, Yulia works as an illustrator and freelance graphic designer. She has a passion for finding inventive ways to combine illustration and typography. You can view more of Yulia’s [...]
As a designer, illustrator and typographer, Jessica Hische is a triple threat. Jessica works as a designer for Louise Fili in New York City and burns the midnight oil working as a freelance designer and illustrator. Having only graduated three years ago from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design, [...]
Maxwell Lord is a talented young artist and designer from Zelenograd, Russia near Moscow. His work is full of intricate details and elaborate hand lettering. The fact that so much of his work is by hand is refreshing. His lettering for Narani Kannan is rendered with Sakura Micron pens and a white gel pen on [...]
The evocative hand lettered headline steals the show in this ad for Vitality shoes. The artist left his signature, so we know his name is McCullough. I presume that he created the entire ad, including the hand lettering, though I’m not sure. I could easily see “thrill” framed hanging on the wall. The halftones and [...]
HOOK is a small agency located in Charleston, South Carolina. They opened their doors in 2005 and offer a range of services from print and interactive design to guerilla marketing. HOOK embraces an unconventional approach as demonstrated by their office furniture fashioned from doors and sawhorses and their incorporation of hand lettering and street [...]
• Doyald Young is awarded the prestigious AIGA Medal for his “exceptional contributions to the field of design and visual communication.”
I love the hand lettering and illustration in ads from the 40s, 50s and 60s. This colorful 1945 shoe ad for Black Suedes by Naturalizer is my latest find at the antique store. You’ve gotta love the line: “The interested woodpecker has stopped his pecking to gape at one of Naturalizer’s new black suede pumps.” [...]
• View the winning typefaces from the 2009 Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition.
This graceful hand lettering gem was scanned from a 1934 (Great Depression era) magazine advertisement for the Airflow Chrysler that I picked up at Hewitt’s Antiques in Wichita, Kansas.
• Interview with the creators of the new MyFonts logo.
• MyFonts iPhone application that identifies type.
Brian Miller has a knack for making the complex beautiful. When given a long string of words, he can transform them into a sophisticated typographic concoction. As the Vice President and Senior Art Director of Gardner Design, Brian has many opportunities to apply his type prowess to the art of logo design. In situations where [...]