Typography Experiment by Carlos de Toro

Carlos de Toro is a Spanish graphic & type designer currently based between Barcelona & Logroño. He’s deeply interested in type, branding, and editorial design. Recently he shared a quite interesting project on his Behance page –  he played with the idea of overlapping different designs to create a new typography style from it.

The idea for the project was to work on the idea of layered typefaces and the overlapping of different designs to form a new one. He was influenced by ideas from other disciplines like the use of stencils, double exposures or traditional printing systems. 3D Printing technique was used to create different Types made of PLA filament.

Check out the project below or head here for more of his work

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Pretty Interes-ting Magazine Exploration

This is a personal project by Mohamed Samir was created to start a series of magazines under “Ting studio” name. The series starts visually with the exploration of the living creatures motion and the relation between it and the human behaviour. Both graphical interpretation and photography are being used in all the magazine versions. It will include also sections about the traditional visual art subjects like typography but with a new graphical interpretation.
Be inspired by his use of a soft palette, imagery selection, graphic treatment and layout.

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Looking for something clean and effective in design? Set up a meeting to come and chat over a cup of tea.

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A Monday Smile in the form of a Rabbit

This Monday, let us think of the simple things that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside… like a hot cup of tea, a good book, a comfy duvet and  series, or a fluffy rabbit.

I would like to introduce you to the brilliance that is Miffy Chen. Her simple illustrations come to life through computer character animation. In this instance, the vessel that holds her talent comes in the form of a Dutch dwarf rabbit named Mars. Note : you are encouraged to make noises of delight at this little creature’s appeal.

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Do you have a brand message that needs the ‘hop’ built back into it? Click here:

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Throwback Thursday: Renate van Rensburg

We featured the talented Renate van Rensburg in NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction.

Her illustrations are intricate and full of life, and this can be seen with the work exhibited in her editorial.

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We’ve showed you her old work but what is she doing now? Here are a couple of her more recent illustrations which we feel are exceptionally fantastic.

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If you’d like to see more of her work, you can head on over to her Renate’s Behance page.

If you’d like to read more about Renate and what she had to say to us, you can download your copy of NICE Magazine here:

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Article Summary: Sean Tucker

For NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction we embarked on a journey with the hope of creating a photography feature in which we could showcase the work of old school purists and new school adventurers. To our delight we came across Sean Tucker, who appears to be a bit of both.

Sean is a photographer living and working in London, who does a little bit of everything.  We asked him to weigh in on his process, motivation, and plans for the future.

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Like what you see? Well here a few more images, taken from Sean’s Instagram account.

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If you would like to see Sean’s work on a recurring basis, you can follow him. On Instagram. On Twitter. Not in real life – that’s a bit creepy.

To read more about Sean Tucker, all you have to do is download your very own NICE Magazine. Right here:

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The Best Thing: Pope John Paw

As part of their interviews in the latest issue of NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they had seen online was.

This week our featured contributor is Candice Bondi. Candice said that the best thing she’s seen online in recent times is a picture of a little dog that must think he is a celebrity. This is quite possibly the cutest picture we’ve seen of a little dog in a long time.

People had lined the streets of Mexico for their chance to see the Pope. This little doggie saw it as the perfect moment to parade through the centre of the crowd. This may be the cutest photograph you will see today.

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There are no pictures of cute little dogs walking through parades in the NICE Magazine, but we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like in there. You should download it and take a look:


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Article Summary: Beverage Showdown

Apart from the cats versus dogs conundrum, nothing has caused more bloody conflict over the years than the question of “tea or coffee?”

Johannesburg’s café culture has seen exponential growth over the last few years, which makes it the perfect battleground for settling the score once and for all.

We dispatched Nice Magazine representatives all over town, to secretly sample coffee and tea from the menus of our favourite hangout spots and report back to the mother ship. The results were…delicious.

To read more about this wonderful adventure, you can download a copy of NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction.

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If you’d like to watch a 10 year old swearing like an original gangster, please click here.

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Week’s Recap: Monday 02 March – Friday 06 March

Just in case you’ve been really busy this week, this is the post where you catch up on anything you may have missed from our series of NICE Magazine posts over the past week. Let’s get started.

The Best Thing: Heile Gänsje

Doyelle Blane Muise told us about a trippy twelve-minute video that follows a boy called Max through a key moment in the understanding of his identity and sexuality. It involves young love, lube and copious amounts of illegal drug activity. The video is called Heile Gänsje and it was created by Matt Lambert. We’re not putting a NSFW banner on it, because it’s Saturday. If you’re at work on Saturday, we’re sorry.

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Throwback Thursday: Louis Minnaar

This week we revisited the work of Louis Minnaar, a Pretoria-based visual artist and jack of many trades, who has sampled almost every aspect of our local creative industry. We featured some of Louis’ work in the latest issue of NICE Magazine.

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Art Fight: Lize Marie Dreyer vs. Brent Swart

For our final Art Fight post, we had Lize Marie Dreyer going up against Brent Swart. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Lize and Brent do, you can check out Lize’s Behance page, or you can check out Brent’s Behance page.

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While you’re here, don’t forget to download you very own copy of NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction:

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Art Fight: Lize Marie Dreyer vs. Brent Swart

Welcome to the final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction

Yip, you heard right. The final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction. Don’t be sad though, we’ll continue filling your Fridays with interesting content to distract you from work. If you end up getting serious Art Fight withdrawal symptoms, you can check out the previous Art Fight posts in the magazine – just download it here.

For our last Art Fight post, we have Lize Marie Dreyer going up against Brent Swart. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Lize and Brent do, you can check out Lize’s Behance page, you can check out Brent’s Behance page, or you can download the NICE Magazine.

The rules haven’t changed – take a look at the image below and then cast your vote (below the image) for whomever you think the winner is.

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If you haven’t already done so, you should download NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction – it’s FREE! We know what you’re thinking, “free things usually aren’t that great” – well, in this case, you couldn’t be more wrong. The NICE Magazine is packed (210 pages packed) with awesome content. We’ll even offer you a money back guarantee if you’re not happy. Download it by clicking on the image below:

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Throwback Thursday: Louis Minnaar

This week we revisit Louis Minnaar, a Pretoria-based visual artist and jack of many trades, who has sampled almost every aspect of our local creative industry. We featured some of Louis’ work in the latest issue of NICE Magazine.

Apart from illustrating, Louis also animates, designs, photographs and makes videos. His work is full of colour and delves into a world of imagination.

As this is throwback Thursday, here’s some of his work leading up to his feature in NICE Magazine:

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As always, we won’t leave you wondering what Louis has been up to – here are a few of his more recent pieces of work. If you’re interested in seeing more of Louis’ talent and the other trades he’s trading in, head on over to his website.

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If you haven’t already done so, you can download your copy of NICE Magazine here:

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