We really like origami and typography here at Visual News, so when we ran across this new animated origami/kirigami inspired typeface by Calango, we where smitten. You heard that right, too: it’s an animated typeface designed in After Effects, which can be fully customized for your next film or animation. If moving images aren’t your thing though, they’ve also produced a static version which is free if you like them on Facebook (it’s a small price to pay). [Read more...]
Now here is a project that takes the idea of “handmade type” very literally. Exploring the relationships between upper-case lettering and their lower-case counterparts, New York based designer/illustrator Tien-Min Liao has recorded the transitions between the letters of the alphabet using black ink and some well thought out hand-puppetry. [Read more...]
Creating timeless and influential work over the last three decades, typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann is a design legend. Some notable accomplishments include founding FontShop, the first ever digital distributer of fonts, while also designing more instantly classic fonts than any other.
In this excellent video interview by Gestalten.tv, he shares from his vast knowledge on the design process and looks to the future while discussing possibilities for new visual language. What’s next for Spiekermann? In February he will be receiving the German Design Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. Keep up with all things typographic at his blog spiekermann.com. [Read more...]
London based illustrator, Maggie Li, has created 5 excellent posters that experiment with the form and meaning behind the alphabet. Some play with possible interpretations behind each letter usage while other examples are visually abstract and push the limits of font legibility, only finding clarity in their whole 26 letter form.
If you’re a fan of Helvetica, Garamond or even Comic Sans, these six creative videos are for you. Typography, the art and craft of creating and arranging fonts, has changed drastically over the past hundred years. While there used to be long stretches between new font types or glyphs, we now see new itinerations of the alphabet arrive on a daily basis.