Around this time two years ago my girlfriend gave me this gem by Lure to promise I would never use these frowned upon typefaces (if we are allowed to even call them that) again. Let’s make is clear I never touched any of these typefaces prior.
The big problem was my growing collection of prints which have unique sizes. In this case 20x26 for the print to which “I Will Never Use Hobo, Comic Cans, or Papyrus Ever Again”. The Gods have answered as I received a Blick 40% of custom framing today, and if my tax returns come back in time for the sale I have a new piece for the wall!
I encourage all designers to grab one. They’re a steep $10.
Finished up Mackenzie Schmidt’s portfolio website last week. Still with some corrections, and a few more pages to develop, but has really been fun working on redoing her site and creating a whole identity for her. Will post the new business cards sometime soon. Check the site out mackenziecschmidt.com, and follow her on Twitter @kenzschmidt.
Fun type work by Lisa Rienermann.
I haven’t had Starbucks Coffee in a couple months, by choice. I just don’t find it very good, and is normally over sugared or burnt. I’ve recently quit coffee all together, going on two months. I’ve been drinking lots of green tea, and haven’t missed coffee much since. Yet there are plenty of people who do drink coffee, and they normally head to Starbucks.
In March Starbucks will not only be turning 40 years young, but they are also revamping their very iconic logo. For the first time Starbucks will go without typography (as well ditching the black and stars), and will let the mermaid do all the work. They will join companies like Apple, Nike, and of recent AT&T have done, go without words completely. Explained by Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz.
I’m sure we’ll see this on Under Consideration’s Brand New blog tomorrow with plenty more talk of it until it’s reveal in March, and how the design community and general public will take the change.
That is totally that typeface…I just don’t know what it is. The end is near, well at least help is near for those with the typeface on the tip of their tongue. Fonts In Use helps us with that matching game exactly as well as some interesting facts of the project.
What Type Are You? Pentagram asks. Like most designers, when Pentagram’s partners/designers speak, we should listen. Pentagram, if you don’t know produces some of the worlds best design, with big names like Michael Bierut and Paula Scher.
Today they help us understand which type(face) we are. Simply enter your first and last name, answer four simple questions, and you’ll be informed which typeface you should live by.
This headless fellow will be asking the questions, taking notes, but make sure not to keep him waiting.
Quite happy with my results, Archer Hairline. I have never had a chance to play with the typeface, but I might need to get my hands on it soon.