Inspiration Lab

Linzie Hunter
October 23, 2008, 1:45 pm
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Linzie Hunter is an illustrator and handlettering artist from London. Her work is pretty girly but I have been in love it ever since I found her project Spam One-liners, where she has handlettered all the subject of her spammails. Needless to say they’re a lot of fun!

You can visit Linzie’s website but there’s actually lots more great stuff on her Flickr account too.

October 22, 2008, 9:03 am
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WOW! Check out these fantastic type illustrations I found on Janara Lopes’ profile on Flickr. They’re scans from the book “Bizarre and Ornamental Alphabets”. Just a reminder to all of us to not only look in new hip design books but to get our hands dirty and dig deeper too.

Andrew Byrom
September 13, 2008, 9:24 am
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I was surprised when I found typeface designer Andrew Byrom. I am not even sure that is the best term for him as his work is so much more. He sorta has the same approach as René Knip I think, letting materials rule where the typeface goes. This ends up in some very interesting prototypes!

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September 11, 2008, 8:01 am
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Check out these wonderful typography installations by Byggstudio they are almost a little Sagmeister-ish! Byggstudio is a small studio founded in Copenhagen by 3 former students of the Danish Designschool. The studio has now uprooted and moved to Stockholm.

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Font of the Week
August 4, 2008, 10:58 am
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This weeks font is a true oldtimer. Normande was done by the German font foundry H. Berthold AG established in 1858 by Hermann Berthold. As far as I can figure out Normande was designed by Hermann Berthold himself around 1860. In 1993 the original H. Berthold AG company closed their doors due to financial trouble but the font distribution was taken over by the American company Berthold Types Ltd.

I think this font is a fantastic display font because it has enormous wight but also really fine detail, the contrast is huge. These neo classic displayfonts have really been making a comeback and I think Normande should too. In fact I think I’m gonna use it myself for a coming project.

Buy the font through Berthold or Linotype.


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