Times New Roman alternatives | Butterick’s Practical TypographyTimes New Roman alternativesYou can do betterTimes New Roman gets its name from the Times of London, the British newspaper. In 1929, the Times hired typographer Stanley Morison of Monotype, a British font foundry, to create a new text font. Morison led the project and supervised Victor Lardent, an advertising artist for the Times, who drew the letterforms.After Monotype...1
Typography Inspired by São Paulo Pixo (Free Font)MURO SP is a typeface inspired by ‘pixo’, a form of urban expression that covers buildings and walls in São Paulo with its unique and original spray painted typography style. It's impossible to walk around the city and don't see it. It's everywhere. What I did was to create a typography based on all of 'pixo' that I saw every single day through these years walking on the city.
Motion Design and Typography through the 5 senses‘Five’ is a typographic romp through the five senses by 3D artist Sebastian Helene and London based sound studio Resonate. In other words, it's a beautiful motion design achievement playing with typography. Sebastian has always been inspired by what can be achieved through design within limitation. For ‘Five’ the rule was: Use the letters of the five senses as the foundation of the film, they are the driver, and everything must derive from them. This limitation sparked some interesting and unexpected results.
The Kawaiization of product design - DESK MagazineOver the last year or two, I’ve noticed a certain style emerge in brand and product design. Look at the graphic below and you'll see it. The colors are soft and muted, the shapes rounded and the typography unobtrusive. It’s what you could describe as clean. It’s approachable. It’s inoffensive. It’s almost… cute. Zoom out …3
Most People Don't Know What Lowercase "G" Looks Like And We're Not Even KiddingUnless you're super into typography or have a hand-lettering hobby, you will likely struggle to tell which of the above shapes of the lowercase 'G' is correct (if you're looking at this text, you're cheating).
The Beauty of Editorial Design - NNU MagazineEditorial design is the most inspiring area of design in my opinion. I know it’s a bold statement and totally based on personal opinion. I just feel that there’s an intrinsic beauty in typography and imagery with the primary goall of communicating something. NNU Magazine Issue No 11 highlights this point really well thanks to the awesome post shared by Mark Brooks. The contrast of font sizes, the grid, the colors. I could spend hours talking about this project alone.1