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Google Maps Typography

Rhett Dashwood has spent his spare time from October 2008 to April 2009 searching Google Maps in hopes of discovering land formations and buildings resembling letterforms. These are the typographic landscapes he has spotted in Victoria, Australia. Rhett works as the Director of Wade in Melbourne, Australia and is the founder of the online creative [...]

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Mopa

Mopa is a design and illustration group located in the Brazilian capital, Brasília. A visit to their website reveals an especially cheery approach with phrases like “Mopa believes in the good side of things.” Their portfolio is overflowing with a vivid 1980s color palette punctuated by CMYK. The font Lameira was inspired by Brazilian truck [...]

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Preserve

The replacement and erosion of hand painted signs in public spaces has become an increasingly common phenomenon. In an effort to document these typographic treasures before they disappear forever, Mark Spurgeon of Christchurch, New Zealand began taking photographs of the signs he encountered in New Zealand and Australia. Mark recently launched Preserve as an online [...]

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Sanna Annukka

Sanna Annukka is a half Finnish/half English illustrator and printmaker working in London for the agency Big Active. She graduated with BA hons in Illustration from the University of Brighton in July of 2005. Her work is inspired by her time spent in Finland as a child and the reknown Kalevala Finnish collection of folklore [...]

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Alex Trochut

Alex Trochut is a freelance designer living in Barcelona, Spain who loves combining type and illustration. Alex creates work that is both experimental and solid in execution. With superb draftsmanship he brings an array of concepts to life. Several of his typographic posters are available for purchase through his website. The Hyper Spectrum poster shown [...]

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Mehmet Gözetlik

Mehmet Gözetlik works as the Creative Director for Antrepo Design, the company he co-founded in 2008 along with Handan Akbudak in Istanbul, Turkey. Previously, as a Senior Art Director for Zebra Design, he worked for several prominent western clients including Nike, Camper and Tommy Hilfiger. Mehmet graduated in 2008 with a MFA in Visual Communication [...]

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Robert Ryan

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 [...]

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Yulia Brodskaya

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 [...]

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Jessica Hische

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, [...]

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Maxwell Lord

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 [...]

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HOOK Logotypes

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 [...]

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Typographic Lock-ups & Enclosures

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 [...]

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Collaborate to Automate

English publisher Faber & Faber wanted to breath new life into the sales of their out of print books. So Faber & Faber launched a new division called Faber Finds that utilizes printing on demand (POD), and in-house Art Director Darren Wall was charged with assembling a team to bring everything together. Michael C. Place [...]

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Siggi Eggertsson

Siggi Eggertson first caught my attention with his fresh album artwork for Gnarls Barkley’s The Odd Couple. Why his cover art isn’t nominated for Best Recording Package for this year’s Grammy’s baffles me. Siggi’s work seems to be popping up in more places as of late. The current issue of Wired features a spot illustration [...]

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Grammy Typographic Portraits

The Recording Academy hired TBWA\Chiat\Day to produce a series of typographic illustrations promoting the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Artists depicted in the campaign include Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West and Rihanna. Each portrait is comprised of various songs that influence and inspire the artist. The campaign [...]

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