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July 14, 2010 - No Comments!

Typography in Water

  • YouWorkForThem have choosen five of their most popular fonts and stuck them underwater, and I'm loving the outcome.

    Agostina
    Agostina is a unique typeface in many ways. The obvious being that is is a Sans-Serif typeface that contains both beginning caps and ending lowercase swash letters. This instantly gives endless typographic possibilities to the user. Agostina takes advantage of the OpenType font format that opens further exploration with a full latin and limited alternate characters as well. With almost 300 characters, Agostina is a workhorse and a must own typeface.

  • Black Slabbath
    The heaviest typeface in the world, Black Slabbath. There's only one thing about this new typeface that isn’t colossally black: the razor-thin white space. It slices through and between geometric characters, creating a juxtaposition of contrasts and rhythms.

  • Gavin
    Gavin began as a hand-drawn exploration of George Bruce's Seven-Line Pica, and then evolved into the Jekyll and Hyde of all handset creations. This handset collection contains a huge amount of letter designs, with each letter originally drawn by hand. Great for setting strong and sometimes quirky headers for magazines, books and websites, Gavin is one of our most intense and diverse handset collections to date. Available in two styles, the regular style contains 407 letters and the alternate style another 430 letters.

  • Strike
    STRIKE Is a hand-set typeface that looks as fresh as if you just put your can back into your bag. These letters are so detailed that we could not make it a typeface, we tried and it virtually blew up the font application. This set contains alternates so your letters don't get so stale looking. Try flipping letters around and mirroring them for added flavor.

  • P22 Constructivist Set
    Font mavens of the world unite! These six Constructivist typefaces recreate the bold graphic design of early Soviet Era Russian Artists such as Rodchenko and Popova. Seize control of the means of desktop production with this revolutionary font collective! Now includes 52 Constructivist Extras.

  • You can also get these as iPhone4 and iPad wallpapers.

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    Lead Designer: Jackkrit Anantakul

    Creative Director: Michael Paul Young

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    February 3, 2010 - No Comments!

    Jon Burgerman at Noise Lab, Manchester. (@jonburgerman @noise_lab)

    I visited Noise Lab (twitter.com/noise_lab part of Noise Festival) on Market Street for the first time last Sunday (31/01/2010), I’d been wanting to pop in for a visit since they opened and I’d not had a chance to make any of their talks so far.  Last Sunday was different, I finally made it in as Jon Burgerman (www.jonburgerman.com ) was in town.  To be honest the visit didn’t start very well. Firstly the heating was/is broken, and secondly we were left waiting an hour and a half for Mr Burgerman to arrive (something to do with flying in from Oslo).

    Once Jon Burgerman arrived, and the talk/interview got underway the cold and (slightly) restless audience seemed much happier and engrossed in the man and his work.  It was interesting to  hear about his early motivations (not to have to work to much and not to starve, being the main ones),  as well as hearing how he progressed from working in his bedroom to being an internationally known artist and doodler; drawing on everything from envelopes to Pepsi cans, putting on art exhibitions, annoying art agents/sellers and some of his new projects (including combining doodling and live music performance).

    If you’ve not been down to Noise Labs yet I’d recommend it (although wrap up warm if it’s a cold day!), there is loads of great work to buy from lots of creative people, a nice little café and there are loads of great workshops and talks too going on.

     
    Some links…  yeah.

    www.noisefestival.com
    twitter.com/noise_lab
    www.jonburgerman.com
    www.biro-web.com
    twitter.com/jonburgerman