A simple, yet interesting type experiment using repetitive linear shapes to form letter forms. A tribute to the classic slinky.
“London-based type designer David Quay studied typography under Ralph Beyer, from whom he learned to pay extra attention to the negative space between letters, as that information will dictate how an entire piece of type will look. David always argued that beautiful type could be strong and expressive enough to stand on its own as fully-finished design. See some of his evidence below and I’m sure you’ll agree.”
See more examples of his work here.
Via: So Much Pileup
In my hands now, an advance copy of Just My Type by Simon Garfield, a book I helped edit while I was in Stockholm this summer.
Its a fun-filled romp through the world of letters, mostly for the layman, but with some history and inside stories many experts may not know. Good for type lovers to give to friends and family to prove how interesting and varied type can be. Garfield is a good writer. And Im not just saying that because theres a chapter on type specimens in which our team at FontShop plays a central role. I mean, he wrote an enjoyable book about the color mauve you know hes good.
Toronto, Ontario –
Jonathon Yule is a freelance designer currently studying in the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design program in Canada.
He has a passion for typography and design. Here is an example of the blending of both. Behold. The font bots!
Like it? How about a t-shirt?
Barcelona, Spain –
Alex Trochut is a freelance graphic designer who loves typography and illustration. Frequently, the two collide with magnificent results. His modest approach to language has allowed him to bend (and at times break) the rules of traditional typography. The man is a master. Behold.
Narani Kannan has created these wonderful typographic pieces. We’re really liking these. It’s amazing how sometimes a simple phrase can be elevated with the the right asthetic touch. Well done Narani. You’ve really added some life to this language. I can see that the art of typography is alive an well at OCAD.
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