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Braga by Dos Santos & Pedro Leal.

DSType proudly introduces BRAGA, an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colorful typographic designs. Be sure you check our detailed specimen, showing all the features and how to use this type system.

Get it here: http://myfonts.us/ARy43w

Flat Badges from Places by Ema Rogobete via artmaniacs

Mini Goals Notepad by Mary Kate McDevitt.

This pad of 150 cute, clever, and charming fill-in to-do lists will turn even the most notorious procrastinators into highly organized masters of efficiency.

Get it here: http://amzn.to/1b0ViFy

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Fonts of the Year.

Betype made a recap of the best 100 fonts in this year.Hope you enjoy this I made I site dedicated to this project: 2013.betype.co

Typographic iPad Cases by Jessica Hische. (whole alphabet).

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and self-described “avid internetter”. After graduating with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design from Tyler School of Art, she worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. After two and a half years, Jessica left to further her freelance career and embark on several fun personal projects. Jessica began Daily Drop Cap, a project in which every day she created a new illustrative letter, working through the alphabet a total of twelve times. At its peak, the site had more than 100,000 visitors per month. Uncommon’s collection features Jessica’s “2nd Alphabet”.

Get any letter that you want for your iPad with an exquisite letter from Jessica Hische: http://amzn.to/1dqzT8r

Flour Portraits (2011) by Luca Pierro

The works of Luca Pierro express a micro and macro cosmos,  where the figure of the artist, who is also the one who photographs,  forcefully enters the scene. The protagonist of the portraits is the same photographer. There are shots in his intent to escape the “already  seen “to” already done “. He explores new and unspoiled paths, from the point of origin of man himself, with the use of  natural elements such as: flour, land, water, clay and so on.  All elements that lead back to “Mother Earth”. For the artist is important the traceability of the material used to leave on the surfaces portrayed. 
The body becomes the vehicle of expression. The artist undermines the concept of  traditional portrait (beautiful) to introduce viewers to new dynamics. 
Offers us portraits full of meanings, sometimes with a strong provocation. Some of them put us in touch with the contemporary research in experimental theater. So the artist is able to establish with the viewer an involvement immediate and spontaneous. 
"His image, his body, they become expressive material," we see the real "Metamorphosis", with which he conveys his art. 
The colors used are essential.  The careful study of light evokes her strong spirituality. 
Represents a new and exciting proposal, a new study, which began long ago, the ancient land to the tensions raised by modern man, immersed in a in a culture dominated by technology.
http://www.luca-p.com
http://lucapierro.tumblr.com/

Today is the Day Pocket Planner by Jessica Hische.

The Today is the Day pocket planner looks like those old hardcover books with gold lettered-titles.

Lettering and illustrations are by Jessica Hische.

The Art Deco-inspired interior planner pages include full-page typographical illustrations of quotations by Emily Dickinson (“Forever is Composed of Nows”), Emily Bronte (“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me”), John Gardner, Anthony D’Angelo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others.

The spine reminds you to “write every day”, and the back cover exhorts you to make it happen.

See the details of this beautiful book here: http://amzn.to/1eOKUCT

Penguin Drop Caps Series by Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley.

Jessica Hische and Paul Buckley have collaborated on an exciting new project, a series of cover designs for classic literature featuring Jessica’s Drop Caps. The first six titles, below, look pretty amazing.

Check you favorite one here: http://amzn.to/KcgDnT

Batman bat-shaped bookshelf created by Kuala Lumpur-based crafter FictionFurniture

The bookshelf is made to order and comes in two versions: Classic Batman and The Dark Knight, and will make a great addition to any Batman fan’s home. 

Graphic Design, Referenced by Bryony Gomez Palacios.

Graphic Design, Referenced is a visual and informational guide to the most commonly referenced terms, historical moments, landmark projects, and influential practitioners in the field of graphic design. With more than 2,000 design projects illustrating more than 400 entries, it provides an intense overview of the varied elements that make up the graphic design profession through a unique set of chapters: 

PRINCIPLES defines the very basic foundation of what constitutes graphic design to establish the language, terms, and concepts that govern what we do and how we do it, covering layout, typography, and printing terms. 

KNOWLEDGE explores the most influential sources through which we learn about graphic design from the educational institutions we attend to the magazines and books we read. 

REPRESENTATIVES gathers the designers who over the years have proven the most prominent or have steered the course of graphic design in one way or another. 

PRACTICE highlights some of the most iconic work produced that not only serve as examples of best practices, but also illustrate its potential lasting legacy. 

Get it here: http://amzn.to/1k2giFd

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LONDON - a limited edition tee designed by Athens, Greece-based Alexandros Mavrogiannis for Knative


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