Minimal science

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

When minimalism expresses the essence of meaning, design comes to honor the pioneering work of some of the world’s most famous scientists. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to Pythagoras’ theorem and Archimedes’ principle, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creates clever typographic posters of scientists’ names based on each genius’s breakthrough discovery.

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Words on their own

February 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

When words and letters acquires a life of their own. Ebon Heath liberates the letters from their frame, the printed page and creates laser-cut sculptures of the letters, giving them a three-dimensional existence with which viewers can actually interact.  His typography sculptures, called Stereo.type, become a magical transformation of the written word into what he describes as a “new language of physical type.”EbonHeath1

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Word animals

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Typography once more. This time in the shape of an animal. Graphic designer Dan Fleming uses in his series ‘Word Animals’ the alphabet letters to create the form of the animal represented.

Pretty cool.  Don’t  you think?

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Sound advice

April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop. Time to Pretend

You can even submit lyrics and I did so!  My choice?

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make

The End by The Beatles

Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…

I am useless but not for long the future is coming on

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Matching types

March 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

By types we mean typefaces. And by matching we mean dating. This is the perfect game for typefaces to get to know each other and set the perfect date. Type Connection is a typographic dating game created by Aura Seltzer, whose aim is to pair typefaces and learn more about them.

When choosing a typeface, different options of ‘potential dates’ are presented.

You decide your strategy and send the two typefaces on a date.

Well, good luck!

via Quipsologies & Design Taxi

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Beleza on the walls

February 25, 2012 § 2 Comments

Beauty is not always in the streets, it is on the walls as well. In particular, on the walls of Brasilândia Vila, a poor suburb on the outskirts of São Paulo, where Madrid Spain based artist collective Boa Mistura transformed them into a typographical scenery.

Words such as beleza, amor, doçura, firmeza and orgulho (beauty, love, sweetness, firmness and pride) were painted on the walls in perspective and revealed from just one point of view,  as people walk past the one location where the lines merge into the form of words.

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Pictograms are forever

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not only diamonds are forever, pictograms as well. Designer Bryan Lenning has used only pictograms  to depict all 24 James Bond films.

Can you guess the titles just by looking at the icons?

via Design Taxi

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Shape type: the letter shaping game

October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

To shape the font, to form the misshaped character: this is the goal of Shape Type, an interactive typographic letter-shaping game, created by interactive designer, Mark MacKay.

Shape Type, made using HTML5, is a 10-stage game that asks from its users to form and fix the badly shaped, unfinished letters from specific typefaces, given the font names and fonts’ designers.

When the users have adjusted multiple bezier handles to get the shape of the character right., they can visually compare their effort with the original character and their score is a percentage based on the similarities.

via Design Taxi

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Words have a life of their own

September 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

A is for Animation and B for Beautiful spelling-video. Playing with different techniques and material and using the Helvetica font,  Italy-based design studio n9ve created Alphabet 2, a video where each letter is animated, representing the meaning of the word itself.

Check out the video:

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Strictly for philotypes

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

All these -isms that gave meaning to complex philosophical concepts and formed our common  understanding: relativism, absolutism, hedonism, humanism, passivism, realism, authoritarianism, solipsism, reductionism, determinism, deism and so many others, but we never quite managed to remember them all.

Designer Genis Carreras helps us understand and visualise all these philosophical ideologies through his series of  minimalistic posters, entitled Philographics, with just the use of simple geometric shapes.

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Strings of words

August 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Art for transit enthusiasts? Yes, it exists, like these minimalistic maps made up of strings of words that spell the station names. TRNSPRTNATION is a series of typographic transit maps created by Fadeout Design, which include transit systems of Boston, London, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Chicago.

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OK Go do a chrome experiment

July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Long gone are the days that musician could go by a simple, story-telling video clip to go along with their music. That simply won’t do anymore. And if you can’t make an iPad app for your music  you need at least to make it an interactive, online experience. OK Go, of course, are not new to making amazing music videos that go viral on the internet – heck, they invented the viral music video. But their newest endeavour for their song “All is not lost” is an amazing chrome experiment. Featuring moving & synchronized browser windows, amazing choreography by Pilobolus, body typography, kaleidoscopic effects and, *winks* a cameo by it’s a small web, you better not miss it. View it here.OK GO

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Typo [>05TeRs

May 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Theme: movies. Medium: letterforms. Begin.

Designer Patrik Svensson used letterforms, numbers,  typographic characters and symbols to create minimalistic movie posters, managing to convey each film’s essence.

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365 six word stories

May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

According to urban myth that is the reply Ernest Hemingway gave when he was challenged to write a story in just six words.

400 billion stars feel so aloneraining on my parade no umbrellashe faked it never liked jazz

In 2010 two creatives, Van Horgen, writer, and Anne Ulku, designer, felt up to the challenged. They launched six word story everyday blog and did exactly that: they posted one six word story for every single day of the year.

he couldnt say no to hereven the sun will burn itselfyou re morning light soft & grand

Once 2010 came to an end, they opened up the project to everybody on sixwordstoryeveryday.com.

6 word story every day

Admittedly, these are great story openers rather than stories in themselves, but very interesting, still.poolside a man literally hanging out

via quipsologies

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Clever words

April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

What happens when the Saussurian signifier and signified meet up in the form of a word? Beautiful typography.

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Typeplay is a tumblr blog, which plays with words and their meanings creating typographically meaningful words and whose goal is to reach a million words.

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You’re a comic sans criminal

April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

This is an intervention for comics sans addicts. We’ve had enough.

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link: comic sans criminal

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Green typography

April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

Anna Garfoth experiments with eco-graffiti and green typography. And I mean actually green: messages written with moss on walls.

grow, moss graffiti

She also uses leafs, garbage and tape on fences’ grids to spell her messages.

wild at heart fence

And my personal favorite, the edible poster made out of cookies.

edible poster: bite off more than you can chew

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10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

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Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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You type, they design

April 12, 2011 § 3 Comments

Everybody is obsessed with typography, lately. And it’s OK, the only problem being that not everyone has a design degree or money to spend on a designer. Now, there are designers who will turn your phrase into a typographical masterpiece for free.

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Just head to the phraseology project, submit a word or phrase (less than 20 characters) and check back in a few days to find it fully designed in a typographical form.

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