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BMD Design Serves Up Tasty Retro Typography

Sunday 07.07.2013 , Posted by

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With an aged patina of motor oil and the healthy scent of flaming exhaust wafting through the air, BMD Design out of Bordeaux France has some vintage influenced designs that will get any motorhead or rummage sale enthusiasts mouth drooling. Forget about digital perfection, this is the hand-made, home-spun article and the rubbed off paint is there to prove it. BMD has made a name for itself with old-school iconography and well organized flourishes of typography… it’s a style often attempted but rarely executed with such deft skill. [Read more…]

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Sharp Graphic Design from Shanghai

Saturday 06.22.2013 , Posted by

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If you’re looking for unique design inspiration, you won’t do much better than the work of Tang Shipeng. This Shanghai-based freelance graphic designer/typographer is producing some wonderfully versatile work, all with an eastern aesthetic that can be highly refreshing to weary western eyes. From his posters, to his books and typefaces, each and every example is a study in clean minimalist design. [Read more…]

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Sam Winston’s Elemental Typography at the V&A

Monday 06.17.2013 , Posted by

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Created specifically to participate in the upcoming V&A exhibition ‘Memory Palace’ in London, these fantastic new creations from artist Sam Winston have much thought rising from their sleek surfaces. His body of work features much that reinterprets the written word, making him a perfect fit for the new show that revolves around artistic, graphic and typographic interpretations of a section of a text from author Hari Kunzru written specifically for the multi-artist show. The passage Winston was tasked with interpreting was focused on “mankind’s worship of the periodic table.” To realize his vision, he chose to combine the scientific processes of modern chemistry with the imagery of sacred eastern geometry, realizing them through three fascinating metal panels. [Read more…]

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Binary Prints Appear Wildly Different at Day or Night

Monday 06.10.2013 , Posted by

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When we arrive in a new place at night, the world looks different. Colors – if we see any – are muted, and dark shapes dominate a landscape difficult to accurately decipher. When the morning comes and we see the same place again, it can appear completely different. Colors invisible in the night now appear bright or even florescent. Objects hidden in shadow reveal themselves. Why bring this all up? Because this new series of posters from Alex Trochut, called Binary Prints, turns the whole light/dark concept on its head, revealing far more at night than during daylight hours. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #451 > A Deep Love For Type

Friday 06.07.2013 , Posted by

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Monolithic Typography in Vintage Collage Worlds

Wednesday 05.29.2013 , Posted by

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In Space Relationship, huge typographical forms rise from the grounds of vintage structures, dwarfing often famous locations with bold and mysterious messages: INTERVAL, LARGE, FRONT, DISCONTINUITY. The scenes themselves blend together imagery from vintage postcards and photography into a collage of impossibly scaled worlds – bridges, mountains, boats and rivers are all dwarfed by ornate victorian ceilings which tower above the foreground, enclosing the scene with a grandeur more architectural than natural. These infinitely explorable images are the work of French illustrator and graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal aka Rétrofuturs. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #443 > Express Your Type In Every Way

Friday 05.24.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #422 > Fear No Words: Incredible Types

Wednesday 04.17.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #414 > Play With Life, Play With Type!

Friday 04.05.2013 , Posted by

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Whimsical Crayon Typography Sculptures

Monday 04.01.2013 , Posted by

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Remember the days when your status was measured by which pack of Crayolas your mom sent you to school with? If you were lucky enough to have the 64 pack with the sharpener in the back, then this series of crayon sculptures will take you back to the good ol’ days. Vietnamese artist Diem Chau has carved out the entire alphabet along with a corresponding animal for each letter into Crayolas for a colorful collection that’s more fun than a brand new coloring book! A for aardvark, B for boy, C for cat, D for dove, E for elephant, and F for frog… [Read more…]

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