All Blog Posts Tagged 'typography' (45)

Detailed Landscapes Form an Elegant 19th-Century Alphabet



Masters of typography have used anything from sharp knives, sculpted metal, and…

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Added by katie hosmer on February 12, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Amazingly Unique Giant Crossword Puzzle Building



Iranian architect Ali Karbaschi designed the new Gooyesh Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran, using the building to reflect the very basics of language—letters. The towering structure is a spectacular monument of alphabetical characters that seems to twinkle in the night. Like an enormous crossword puzzle, each letter fits…

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Added by Pinar on November 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Clever Mad Men Quotes Reflect Character Words of Wisdom



If you ever wondered which Mad Men character you were most like, it's probably best to take a better look at each of their ideologies. Luckily, there's a Mad Men Motto gallery on the hit TV show's Facebook that lays out some of the best lines delivered by the tumultuous cast, revealing their outlook on "life, love, and libido."

The clean, minimalist style of each panel reflects the show's…

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Added by Pinar on July 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Clever Food Art Plays Off Everyday Expressions

Easy as pie

Many of us have heard the expressions "cool as a cucumber" or "easy as pie." In this playful collection of food art, London-based designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan took those phrases to the next level, creating a series in which each food idiom comes to life right before our eyes. The artist created compositions that naturally…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Typographic Installations are Solar Powered Poetry

London-based artist and poet Robert Montgomery uses the power of language to reflect his thoughts on a myriad of topics in public areas. His sculptural messages, known as Recycled Sunlight Pieces, are candidly poetic typographic installations that are powered by sunlight. Using solar panels, the Scottish wordsmith is able to illuminate his lyrical thoughts…

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Added by Pinar on June 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Unique Butterfly Species Created with Typography

25-year-old illustrator and graphic designer Guusan recently developed a unique set of butterflies that won't flutter away when you approach them. The project is actually a typography series in which each winged bug is formed out of select typefaces including Bodoni, Times New Roman, and Univers.

Various letters are arranged to form the colorful body, wings, and antennae…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Clever Typographic Designs of Famous Scientists' Names



Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creatively presents the names of some of the world's most famous scientists, honoring their pioneering line of work in the process for National Science Day in India. His typographical creations playfully hint at each respective genius's breakthrough discovery. From Darwin's theory of evolution to Pythagoras' theorem and Archimedes'…

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Added by Pinar on March 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Typography Jewelry Speaks a Universal Language



We can't get enough of Ebon Heath and his awesome talents with typography. The Brooklyn-based artist finds all kinds of new things to do with the letters of the world. In this unique collection of jewelry, Heath collaborated with Dubai-based jewelry designer Mona Ibrahim to create an ornamental collection that can be worn by everyone. The sculpted letters are both English and…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Awesome GIFs Reveal Words Through Mimicking Motion

Hidden Typography is a series of animated GIFs by Japanese 3D illustrator MountStar that realizes movement associated with words. The typographical project presents a creative interpretation of natural elements like water and wind as well as visually stimulating occurrences like lightning and light beams. Each word is revealed through a cleverly animated series of white…

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Added by Pinar on February 10, 2013 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Inspirational Typography Posters by Ben Fearnley

UK-based graphic designer and digital artist Ben Fearnley creates artwork in all kinds of forms, including flat illustrations as well as three-dimensional digital art. In this series of posters, the artist has turned inspirational quotes into clean and well-designed typography. Using monochromatic black and white, he gives new and visual significance to these…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Famous Movie Quotes Form Iconic Film Characters

English designer Pete Ware has got the perfect set of typographical prints for cinephiles who love to quote their favorite movies. His Drive-In Prints series features some popular characters like Star Wars' Yoda and Darth Vader, as well as film cult favorites Léon and Mathilda from Léon: The Professional. The prints are inspired by their respective movies,…

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Added by Pinar on January 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Inspiring Failures of Legendary Icons

Focusing on the negative can only foster more negativity; however, this informative graphic, revealing the failures of some of the most well-known and renowned individuals in history, is somehow uplifting and motivating. The graphic, aptly labeled Famous Failures, features the unsuccessful endeavors of some of history's greatest talents, minds, and icons.

From Oprah Winfrey's…

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Added by Pinar on September 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

How Pinterest Fuels Design Inspiration

This post is brought to you by the Volvo Joyride Pinterest contest. Learn more at pinterest.com/volvocarsus/volvo-joyride/ or visit @VolvoCarsUS on Twitter.

With over 17.3…

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Added by alice on September 5, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Three-Dimensional Font Sculptures

Heterosis is a kinetic typeface created by Toronto-based designer Brian Banton. The unconventional, three-dimensional fonts are built using elastic bands that run between two parallel plexiglass windows. The sculptural works offer a new way of looking at typography that transcends the standard two-dimensional plane. Rather than simply outlining each letter on a…

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Added by Pinar on July 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Playful Stop Sign Project

We come across traffic signs everyday that dictate demands, "STOP" being the most aggressive. Instead of feeling antagonized, the STOP Project by Changing Lines seeks to embrace visual and typographic creativity, all while putting a smile on your face with their redesigns of stop signs. By adding a few words, they redefine the text in a humorous, lighthearted fashion with…

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Added by Pinar on May 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Encouraging Vintage Typography Prints

Whether you're a lone creative at home or someone who grinds it day after day in an office, we could all use some encouraging words. These vintage typography posters could just be right up your alley. Graphic designer Eva Juliet has created a set of vintage typography prints that includes one with an extract from the…

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Added by alice on January 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Whimsically Creative Veiny Typography

Illustrator and designer Jessica Hische, who has an array of big name clients including Barnes & Nobles, American Express, Victoria Secret, has created Veiny Type, typography that is reminiscent of a heart with its purple, blue and reds colors and, of course, its veins. It was created for her client Chatelaine and accompanied an article about women’s…

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Added by Claire on January 21, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Eye-Opening Knife Typography



We're familiar with the saying that "life is beautiful" but what lies behind that beauty may surprise you. In artist Farhad Moshiri's installation, aptly titled Life is Beautiful, we see the saying displayed against a blank white wall in a charming cursive typeface. Taking a closer look, we notice there's more artistry to this piece than simply decorative typography. The title is…

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Added by Pinar on January 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3D Cardboard Typography



For her thesis project, Toronto, Canada-based Farah Tamachi created this 6-foot-tall 3D typographic installation, called Ignite, using cardboard.

"This project aims to question the death of analog design, when humans have the inherent need to be tactile and explore things in a multiple-sensory rich manner," she says. This installation is meant to explores type design, 3D design and…

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Added by alice on January 12, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Interview: Grandma's 21st Century Tips Creator

Universally, children and teens always seem to brush off their parents' and grandparents' advice, believing that they already know everything and don't need to be told what to do. However, as Chacho Puebla grows older, he finds himself in his elders' shoes, giving his own son the same advice that he once thought was unimportant. As he reminisces about the kinds of…

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Added by Claire on December 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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