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T M Addison is a Graphic Designer/Illustrator currently living in the United Kingdom. Fabulous and inspiring use of type.
Michael Manoogian has been hand-crafting amazing typographic logos for clients in the music and entertainment industries since the late 1960´s. He has a way of creating designs that keep working throughout the decades. Visit his site to view more of his work at: www.michaelmanoogian.com
Hello. Today I found a site called Try Helvetica (you can find the link below). This site features pictures of little establishments, cars and signs in Brazil with unimpressive font uses and replaces them all with fonts from the Helvetica family. After having seen a bunch of the images posted on the site, I concluded that the use of Helvetica would indeed improve the general appearance of the places/things.
However, every font has its time and place and, for some reason, it seems every time is Helvetica time these days. I mean yes, Helvetica is a nice, clean, neutral, legible option and it is the safest way to go if you don´t want to take risks with different fonts. To me, it seems like its use (together with a good dose of minimalist design) is a sure fire way to make your image hip and in with the ¨in¨ crowd.
In my opinion, Helvetica is a good font that has been overused for some time now and continues to be overused. It is not any better than many other sans serif fonts which are being ignored in order to use what is most popular. I invite fellow designers to explore other alternatives and not be afraid to include fonts that are different.
Here´s a link to Typographic Alternatives to Helvetica: http://somerandomdude.com/articles/design/helvetica-alternatives/.
To view more pictures, visit http://tryhelvetica.tumblr.com/
So this weekend I went to the supermarket with the boyfriend and we found this rum. Since I´m a fan of rum (always in moderation) and the bottle and overall design are amazing, we had to buy it. The product did not disappoint. In fact, it is pretty excellent. I´m always happy when I find new products that have great design backed up by great quality. I visited the site on the bottle (www.krakenrum.com) and was blown away by the awesomeness of the product´s branding.
Undoubtedly, The Kraken´s success has been in large part due to the product´s amazing aesthetic and the dedication that the company has given to the creation of amazing items (and website) used to advertise it. With it´s original name, bold design and unique bottle, The Kraken succeeds in being a memorable brand. This sets it apart from its competition given most of the brands in this niche merely focus on either the results of drinking their product or their history.
See for yourself, visit the site, and buy some Kraken!
Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer that lives in Brooklyn. The following work was created without the use of stencils or projectors. Impressive, huh?
To view more of the artist´s work, visit www.danatanamachi.com
Found these trully inspiring and amazing.
To view more amazing murals, visit http://www.aloveletterforyou.com/
Wood type and printing museum located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin that commercially produced from 1880 until 1985. It is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. Hamilton's collection is one of the greatest wood type collections in the world.
For more information about this museum, visit http://www.woodtype.org/
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