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Tag Archives: Typography
PHOTO QUOTE, a self-project by Hong Kong based Graphic Designer Alander Wong, which aims to make a PHOTO QUOTE a day in one year. All photo and design by Alander Wong.
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We present you an innovative, almost radical alphabet proposal out of bacon
It’s always about the bacon
mooorning or night (depending on ur timezone)
To start today we bring you a small part of Ruslan Khasanov’s work (+) ▼
Frank Magnotta, graduate of M.F.A, University of Illinois (2003) and Skowhegan School of Painting and sculpture (2003) is really inviting us to join and admire his worlds created just by his pencil. Elements of architectural synthesis, typography and design are visible through the drawings; although is not clear if the final result represents an object, a place or just a great scrambling of different elements. Enjoy the drawings and Frank’s imagination.
A simple but visually rich post celebrating one of our favorite and simple fonts.
“Helvetica was developed by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland. In the late 1950s, the European design world saw a revival of older sans-serif typefaces such as the German face Akzidenz Grotesk. Haas’ director Hoffmann commissioned Miedinger, a former employee and freelance designer, to draw an updated sans-serif typeface to add to their line. The result was called Neue Haas Grotesk, but its name was later changed to Helvetica, derived from Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland, when Haas’ German parent companies Stempel and Linotype began marketing the font internationally in 1961.
Introduced amidst a wave of popularity of Swiss design, and fueled by advertising agencies selling this new design style to their clients, Helvetica quickly appeared in corporate logos, signage for transportation systems, fine art prints, and myriad other uses worldwide. Inclusion of the font in home computer systems such as the Apple Macintosh in 1984 only further cemented its ubiquity. “
-So popular Helvetica is/even a documentary is created (+)
For those looking for further examples of Helvetica based creations check out “40 Excellent Logos created with Helvetica” (+)
(NOT PHOTOSHOP OVERLAYS)
This was created ‘In camera”
& colour was edited in photoshop.
& Vectors overlayed in illustrator.
Can you discover new artists/photographers etc through sites like flickr? YES!
Here a small sample of Dan Mountford’s work-pay a visit to his site (+) (maybe his not new at all-who knows? Apparently he is a Graphic Design student
at Brighton University, UK.but anyway i got to see his work randomly and i assure you its of a great interest!)
Well, a post slightly away from the “design-like” character of future-giraffes, but still interesting and amusing to read through.
Cocaine, morphine, and even heroin were seen as miracle cures when they were first discovered. Substances prohibited today were legally available in the past, so until the late 1800, manufacturers proudly proclaimed that their products contained such drugs. We present you a “top” ten of these incredible old ads.
Cocaine toothache drops (c.1885) were popular for children. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood.
Bayer heroin bottle. From 1898 to 1910 heroin was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough medicine for children!
Metcalf’s Coca Wine was one of a large number of cocaine-containing wines available on the market. All claimed medicinal effects, although they were undoubtedly consumed for their “recreational” value as well.
Vin Mariani (c. 1865) was the leading Coca Wine of its time. Pope Leo XIII purportedly carried a hipflask of Vin Mariani with him, and awarded a Vatican gold medal to its creator, Angelo Mariani.
This coca wine was made by the Maltine Manufacturing Company (New York). The dosage indicated on the back of the bottle reads: “A wine glass full with, or immediately after, meals. Children in proportion.”
Cocaine-containing throat lozenges (c. 1900) were “indispensable for singers, teachers, and orators.” In addition to quieting a sore throat, these lozenges undoubtedly provided the “pick-me-up” to keep these professionals performing at their peak.
Paperweight advertisement for C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany), “largest makers in the world of quinine and cocaine.”
This chemical manufacturer was proud of its leading position in the world’s cocaine market.
This bottle of Stickney and Poor’s paregoric (mixture of opium and alcohol) was distributed much like the spices for which the company is better known.
Doses for infants, children, and adults are given on the bottle. At 46% alcohol, this product is 92 proof which is pretty potent in itself.
This ad is for Glyco-Heroin manufactured by Martin H. Smith Company (New York). Heroin was widely used not only as an analgesic but also as a remedy for asthma, coughs, and pneumonia.
Mixing heroin with glycerin (and often adding sugar or spices) made the bitter-tasting opiate more palatable for oral consumption.
This National Vaporizer Vapor-OL (opium) Treatment no. 6 for asthma may have provided a unique method of essentially “smoking” opium. The volatile liquid was placed in a pan that was heated by a small kerosene lamp (see below). Other substances were also used in these early (c. 1890) vaporizers, but this mixture probably ensured plenty of visitors for the spasmodically affected.
Annie Vought ( b. 1977) Is an artist based in Oakland California. Her work explores peoples emotional artifacts, specifically the and handwritten letter. She has a far reaching presence on the web and has exhibited extensively. In 1999 she co-directed The Budget Gallery: a roving art gallery in San Francisco as well as Boathouse Gallery. In 2009 Annie received her MFA from Mills college. Annie was raised in Santa FE New Mexico. She grew up surrounded by the arts. Her father is a painter and her mother and Step father are musicians. She now lives in Oakland with her husband and large dog. She is an avid reader and probably watches too much TV.
“Email, text messages, instant messaging and Twitter are all examples of fun and immediate means of “written” communication. Through the computer I am in touch with people I may never have seen before and I can respond in real time to a loved one. But with the ubiquity of this access and convenience, we are losing the tangible handwritten letter. Handwritten records are fragments of individual histories. In the penmanship, word choice, and spelling the author is often revealed in spite of him/herself. A letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time. I have been working with cut out correspondence for the past four years. I meticulously recreate notes and letters that I have found, written, or received by enlarging the documents onto a new piece of paper and intricately dissecting the negative spaces with an Exact-o knife. The handwriting and the lines support the structure of the cut paper, keeping it strong and sculptural, despite its apparent fragility. In these paper cutouts, I focus on the text, structure, and emotion of the letter in an elaborate investigation into the properties of writing and expression. Penmanship, word choice, and spelling all contribute to possible narratives about who that person is and what they are like. My recreating the letters is an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.”
Chris Labrooy is a British artist who creates by using architecture and modern furniture, unique typographic elements. Lots of patience and work to generate for a highly-detailed result in 3D. More of his work on his website(+)
Remember tutors in first year saying words such as deconstruction? This fantastic game of change of scale and meaning of objects makes Labrooy’s work exciting and fresh, while in the same time could be also a small reaction to the “typology” obsession in the architecture field. Others like to keep existing typologies and others to invent new ones. How about this? The answer is just in front of you