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Brand guidelines used to be beautiful pieces of work which carry the original vision and aesthetic of the author. A sign of an era where visual identities were crafted by world class artists.
For hundreds of years, we have been using white space in typography. Today, in 2020, how do we add spacing to punctuation marks and other symbols, and how do we adjust the space on the left and right side in an easy and consistent way? It is actually not as easy and quick as it should be.
Robert Granjon lived in the 1500s. The new style of typeface he invented in 1557, modeled on contemporary Gothic cursive handwriting, and later came to be know as Civilité, after the Civilité of 'etiquette' books that the typeface often appeared in. Although Granjon really anted his Civilité to become the national typeface of France. However, it never really caught on, and could compete with Roman and Italic fonts.
CANFIRE is an innovative fire source that has no analogues in the world market. Using it, you can light a fire in a matter of seconds in any weather. It is non-toxic, burns without smoke, soot and smell.
As we wrap up the final year of the decade, the font trends for 2020 are already spelling out a bold, new era of type design. Read on to find out about the most exciting typography trends and font trends of 2020 and how you can use them in your next design.
The Istanbul-based graphic and type designer returns with another striking typeface that seems to be filled with endless details to hunt for. Inspired by Armin Hofmann's “Giselle” poster, Hardal's focuses on contrast and history in creating the display typeface.
Discover the up-and-coming 2020 logo design trends that are taking design in totally fresh directions. This new design decade is a mashup of old and new. Get ready for vintage and retro throwbacks right next to sleek and contemporary logo trends.
The production company A24 has garnered a massive 25 Academy Award nominations for its films since its conception in 2012. Now making its first foray in publishing, Actual Source was given the task of translating some of A24's best-loved films into print.
Described as “the thinking woman’s magazine”, _Nova_ tackled urgent sociopolitical issues including abortion, racism, gay rights and the pill and featured photography by, among others, Don McCullin and Diane Arbus.
The São Paolo and Berlin-based studio, run by Gabriel Finotti, worked with Bloco Studio to create a simple and identity which references modernist Brazilian design and which uses technology to create generative compositions.
In a new book, Markus Lange delves into the life and work of German graphic designer Karl-Heinz Drescher. For almost 40 years, Drescher was the in-house graphic designer for the Berliner Ensemble theatre in East Germany and the book celebrates his ongoing dedication to type-based design, even in a harsh political climate.