Inspiration Lab

Font of the week
October 20, 2008, 9:22 am
Filed under: Typography | Tags:

Like Judith Schalansky I love black letter fonts and Fette Fraktur is probably my fave. Even if Fette Fraktur is based on lettering from the middle ages it falls back into fashion every 5-7 years, last merry-go-round was probably the Reebok campaign “I am what I am” from a few years back. I’ll be waiting for Fette Fraktur’s comeback but I love it even if it’s out of style.

I think Fette Fraktur was first issued by C.E. Weber foundry in Germany in 1875, but Linotype has made their version since.

Buy Fette Fraktur af Linotype.

RGB Studio
October 17, 2008, 8:35 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

We’re ending the week with RGB Studio a.k.a. UK designer and art director Rob Brearley. I have used RGB Studio’s work for Playstation as a good example in my class forever but have never been able to figure out who it was by until now. Great work!

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Antoine + Manuel
October 16, 2008, 8:43 am
Filed under: Graphic Design | Tags: , ,

Meet French designteam Antoine + Manuel. Each year they do work for the Christian Lacroix fashionshows like invites, checklist and stuff like that. The work is extraordinary! There’s always such a great sense of the materials making it the perfect solutions for a fantastic fashion house.

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Egelnick & Webb
October 15, 2008, 9:23 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

I came across London design studio Egelnick & Webb recently when I saw their work for the British Design Council. They had made such a great job out of DBC’s annual report. Unfortunately Egelnick & Webb are udating their website at the moment so there’s not that much to see, but less is more ehh? In the meantime you can enjoy the slideshow on their frontpage and check up on them once in a while to make sure they are updating. I think they might be worth keeping and eye on!

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Design Project
October 14, 2008, 7:06 am
Filed under: Graphic Design

Visit Design Project a Leeds based design studio. They have done lots of great projects in the field of graphic design, among others for interesting clients in the industry like Arjo Wiggins and D&AD.

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Font of the week
October 13, 2008, 8:27 am
Filed under: Typography

This weeks font input has a softer human touch. It’s called Mercurius and was designed in 1988 by Adrian Williams. It is based on the scripts style of circa 1642, but this style has really had it’s renaissance with fonts like Sauna from Underware in 2002 drawing on bit of the same inspiration.

Here you see the Bold Italic version which I think is really great for displaytypography. I love this font because it’s soft and human but it still has lots of contrast with sharp edges and round curves.

Buy Mercurius at Linotype.

Nando Costa
October 10, 2008, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Motion and Video

Check out designer Nando Costa from Brasil, he does all sorts of work but I think he does motion graphics best. Check out the Nike Holiday sequences.

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