Category: Typography

February 8, 2017

The Artist and Super Computer, George Widener.

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George Widener is an extraordinary artist. Widener is autistic with savant syndrome. He has demonstrated phenomenal abilities with regards to numerical computation, far beyond what is to be considered normal.

At age 18, George Widener joined the army intelligence, based in West Germany, using his pattern recognition skills to analyse photos from the Stasi and the KGB. Later he attempted to study engineering but was unable to cope as he was overwhelmed by historical dates. Semi-professional gambling would be his next occupation, winning him thousands of dollars from casinos. However, it was not until he was exposed to the art world that he found true fulfilment.

Widener is an extremely accurate super-computer. He obsessively analyses historical events, particularly catastrophes. Widener then interprets his idea of the structure of the world through large-scale calendars, mazes and diagrams. In finding patterns in historical events, he attempts to predict future happenings.

Apart from being a fascinating human, his work is incredibly aesthetic. The intriguing hand drawn figures, diagrams and typography come together to form beautiful art pieces and have caught the attention of the critics. George Widener is currently exhibiting his work at the exhibition Save the World at Art et Marges in Brussels.

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February 2, 2017

Minimalist Album Covers

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Can you guess the album cover?

This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?

 

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January 27, 2017

les têtes Interverties

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Juliette Barbanegre’s sensitive illustrations are eerie yet simply magical. Her bold use of colour and beautifully detailed scenes seduce the viewer into another world.

Inverted Heads (les têtes Interverties) speaks of a woman with two inseparable lovers and is inspired by an ancient Hindu tale. You can find more of her enchanting work here.

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January 25, 2017

Sticks & Stones

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To This Day is an animation based on the poem by Shane Koyczan’s spoken word poem of the same title. It is a poem about childhood bullying. The animation contains a 20 second animation collaboration from 87 different animators. It is absolutely stunning and it addresses many of the traumas that occur during childhood. It concludes by deeming the strength of the victim as beauty. The design is elegant complimented with an extremely well written piece of poetry; I tear up every time I watch it.

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January 23, 2017

Nice Tips: Valuable skills every designer should learn

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The new year is a great time to step up your design skills.  There so many tools and skills that you need to master, and missing out on any of them would also mean missing out on a lot of huge opportunities.

So if you’re ready to take your career in design a step further, grab your clipboard and start making a checklist containing these essential skills that you should learn:

  1. HTML and CSS
  2. Typography
  3. Colour Theory
  4. Print Design
  5. Photography
  6. Design Software
  7. Networking
  8. Marketing and Social Media
  9. Copywriting
  10. Creativity

Check out the full list here

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January 16, 2017

Nice Tips: Hand-Lettering For Beginners

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Keen to learn a new skill this year?

 

Hand-lettering is making a comeback and gaining popularity, just check out the sheer volume of hand-lettering projects that could be found on the internet. However, the art and process behind it can be daunting for beginners.

Writer at website Creative Live, Emily Potts, enlists the help of two lettering experts Annica Lydenberg and Roxy Prima to share some tips on how you can navigate the colourful and creative design technique, before eventually finding your personal lettering style.

Tips include getting to know the range of pens, pencils and paper you can experiment with, along with recommendations on what has worked well for the experts. Warm up sketching exercises are also crucial in “help(ing) you with balance and kerning in your future hand lettering pieces,” according to Prima.


1.Choose Your Pens & Pencils
2. Choose Your Paper
3. Do Some Warm Up Exercises
4. Start Lettering!
5. Produce a Finished Piece

Check out the full list here

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November 7, 2016

100 Days of Form and Colour

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Designer Seth Nickerson took on the 100-day project challenge and the result is amazing. For 100days straight, he designed an abstract composition and shared on his Instagram what he calls 100 Days of Form and Colour.

Seth is a graphic design, art director, and illustrator in Charlottesville, Virginia. On the project, Seth stated that: “Just a daily exercise in form and color. And this is the first. From here on out they might be geometric or organic, but no pictures, no type, no nothing except shapes. And, fair warning, I’m going to post each of them here. They will most likely be sloppy, rushed, and uninspired, and I might regret this by next week. But I’m giving it a shot. Come along for the ride. Or don’t. I won’t be offended if you unfollow. Here goes nothing.”

For more visit Seth Nickerson Instagram @sethnick and his website sethnick.com.

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October 11, 2016

Lost Inhibitions Wine

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Church & State lets their wines speak for themselves, even if they’re a bit mouthy. Their vineyards demand to be heard, and in the cellar, the wine has free reign. The result is a collection of refreshingly honest expressions, boldly emblazoned across a series of 150+ labels…and counting. These bold and fresh design were created by Brand Ever.

Grab a glass of wine and enjoy these designs. Head here for more from Brand Ever

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October 6, 2016

Telefilm Canada – Visual Identity by lg2boutique

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Branding and design company lg2boutique was selected by Telefilm Canada to design the visual identity for Canadian delegations around the world. The design team had to develop a simple but striking corporate image for Canadian talent put forward at festivals and international-level events. Lg2boutique’s task was to create a visual identity inspired by Canada’s geography and typical colors. A task completed with excellence and style. The custom letterings are based on the existing Telefilm Canada logo. Numerous communication materials such as brochures, different printed publicity, invitations, promotional objects, as well as a website were created based on this visual identity.

 

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