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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.

See more details and buy it here:http://amzn.to/16h50kP 

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

Sculptures by Aron Demetz

Chairs by Maximo Riera

Maximo Riera creates an homage to the artistic beauty and anatomical complexities of the animal kingdom.

Greek gifs by Zach Dougherty ( tumblr)

Amazing Ketchup Art by TheKetchupGuy

A guy with the nickname The Ketchup Guy (very descriptive nickname) make art out of ketchup. Astonishing portraits of Marilyn Monroe, cats, animals and even advertising. Just a plate and a ketchup are the tools of this guy for creating this art. See the whole gallery here: http://bit.ly/1fdEeSp

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build An Incredible Career.

Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor. It demands creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of hustle.
 
With wisdom from 21 leading creative minds, 99U’s Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest. If you already read Manage Your Day- To-Day you already know the quality of this book.
 
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A massive submarine emerges in Milan 

marketing scheme by advertising agency M&C saatchi milano for europ assistance IT

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

Prototypes by Patrick Strattner

Your Beautiful Eyes by Suren Manvelyan

Photographer Suren Manvelyan has put together a collection of close-ups of the human eye, which he calls ‘Your Beautiful Eyes’. It reveals a detail in color and texture that we never knew could exist inside of an eyeball. See the whole differente textures and color of the human eye here: http://bit.ly/1eCvG7p

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