Counter -Print has released a new book titled Alphabet Logo. It is a compendium of logos designed, with letters from what else… the alphabet.
The book contains over 500 logos from some of the worlds best designers, showcasing companies like; Bond Creative, Bruce Mau Design, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram, Stockholm Design Lab, Wolff Olins and more. It looks like a great design reference book and a ton of inspiration.
One of the things that happens when you remodel your house is, you find all sorts of cool stuff on the internet that are house related. Like these cool looking house numbers from Taiwan’s NakNak design. The Wire Number series was designed by Kyuhuung Cho & Erik Oloysson in collaboration with NakNak’s 30-year-old metal workshop. Each number is bent by hand and then powder coated for the finish. The forms create sinuous lines that have such a wonderful fluid flow to them. Visually they are a stark contrast to the ever popular Neutra House numbers, and they feel so visually fresh as well. It is easy to see how these were inspired by the bent glass tubing of neon signs.
A couple of weeks back FontFont and Stark Films pushed out the video below to Vimeo to promote the launch of Web FontFonts with OpenType features.
“Mice, ants, and the lazy dog.” is a fun little spot that features muted color pallets, forced perspective, optical illusions, Mice, ants, and nice little soundtrack. While the film doesn’t directly communicate any information about the new OpenType features, it does keep you visually interested, allowing the copy below the video to sell, and hopefully get you to click through. Using video, FontFont and Stark Films have tried to reimagine the new feature set in a stylized and ingenious ways. Whether you click through or not, it’s a fun little film to watch.
The video below highlights the rich history of sign painting in Dublin. As a person that started his graphic design career doing hand lettering, this short film captures something I hold dear. The art of craft, the art of creating by hand. Watching the people in this film hand letter signage with brush and paint is truely wonderful. Listening to a son talk about his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all passing the craft forward to the next generation is simply fantastic.