Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG
Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering by Steven Heller
Designers often look to the past for ways to enliven their projects. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Introduced in metal type as early as 1815, shadow typefaces were a form of early experimentation among type founders. In the late nineteenth century, the form was adopted in wood type for use in posters and has been embraced ever since by designers looking for ways to communicate a sense of monumentality, a feeling of confidence, or a simple impression of optimism. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books—featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design Steven Heller and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.
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Flip The Script by Christina P. Acker
Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship. The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles. Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books. Buy it here: http://amzn.to/1bdPmKs
Chairs by Maximo Riera
Maximo Riera creates an homage to the artistic beauty and anatomical complexities of the animal kingdom.
Julian Hoeber - Demon Hill (2010-12)
"A freestanding structure based on the architecture of ‘gravitational mystery spots’. The architecture of these shacks creates the illusion that gravity works at an angle, that water runs uphill, and that bodies stand at a sharp angle to the floor.
'Mystery spots' claim to be an effect and marker of a geological anomaly or a supernatural phenomenon and the illusion is so convincing that it gives even rational people pause. The project allows for a playful experience of space and narrative while opening questions of how psychology and ideology form meaning in art.”
Additional installation shots found here and here.
"Sea of broken glass" and "Porto" by Claudio Parmiggiani.
Alek by Fenotype
Alek is a classy and elegant yet playful upright script family of two weights and an ornament set. Alek is equipped with plenty of OpenType features: To activate the alternates click on Swash, Contextual, Stylistic or Titling Alternates or Discretionary Ligatures, Tabular or OldStyle Lining in any OpenType savvy program or manually select the characters from Glyph Palette. Always keep on Standard Ligatures for the best outcome.
Combine Alek with Alek Ornaments to complete your designs. Turn on SmallCaps and write in lowercase to activate a set of block letters designed to support Alek. Get it here: http://myfonts.us/AQxSCv