Uno de los «cuatro grandes» bancos de Australia, NAB es conocido por su enfoque innovador para la comercialización, publicidad y comunicación. La agencia YOKE ha estado trabajando estrechamente con ellos durante más de 4 años. Durante este tiempo produjeron una amplia gama de diseños, incluyendo material de punto de venta, informes, anuncios de prensa, folletos, catálogos, folletos y carteles.
Puro Diseño inauguro su 16º edicion el pasado 24 de Mayo, hay tiempo de recorrerla hasta el 29 en el pabellón Amarillo de La Rural Año tras año la Feria ha acompañado y elegido crecer junto al diseño argentino, al de cada provincia y al de la región. “PuroDiseño se ha convertido en un sello […]
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Enter one of the dreamy landscapes in Sarah Goodreau’s illustrations and you might find yourself face to face with a lion that breathes fire, a frog that speaks in clouds, or drunk giants having a party at night. Sarah — an artist based in London, England — tells us about her art, inspiration, and consistent blogging habit.
Where does your inspiration come from? How do you strike a balance between playful yet mysterious?
I love storytelling and that is where most of my inspiration comes from. I like to sit and think about things, so most of what I draw comes from my mind. I also like to keep a good bit of humor involved, which adds most of the playfulness in my illustrations.
I’ve been illustrating for such a long time that everything has evolved naturally to where it is now. I have always loved drawing people and animals the most, and getting a little weird with it has been my favorite thing to do. I really enjoy strangeness.
What’s your process from idea to finished illustration?
I spend the mornings sketching out a few ideas and when one speaks to me, I’ll bring it into the computer. I use Photoshop to finish the illustration. I’ve been doing it this way for such a long time that it’s become a very streamlined process. Usually, I can go from a sketch to a posted image on my blog in a day.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
When I’m not blogging, I write and work on little pet projects. My goal is to write and illustrate my own books. I also work with my partner on little animations, which is mostly for fun. You can see them at wizardfingers.com.
You have more than 23,000 followers (and growing) on your blog. How have you approached building your online presence, on WordPress.com and elsewhere on the web?
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I really think the biggest thing for me as far as building up a good online presence has been consistency. I try to post an illustration as often as I can. I try to get two to three illustrations on my blog a week. Of course sometimes life gets in the way, but I make a serious effort to get something new up every week.
What’s one tip you can give to an illustrator who has just signed up for a blog?
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Like I said, be consistent. A great way for illustrators starting out is to make a schedule and stick to it. That way your followers can count on you and know that you will have something new for them to see.
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There are plenty of places to download typeface on the web. But which of them contain the best free fonts? There’s a lot of noise and clutter online, and it’s easy to end up falling down the rabbit hole of poorly structured sites and low quality fonts. So we’ve taken on ourselves to find you the gems in the rough.
Besides the obvious places to download free fonts, we’ve also unearthed some less known sources – including personal design portfolios, agency sites and type projects. So next time you want to download fonts, start discovering a world of typographical inspiration!
The go-to place for designers to show off their work, online portfolio platform Behance is a brilliant place to find free fonts. Whether you want a slab serif, script, tattoo or handwriting font, you’re sure to find something that suits here.
Online font foundry HypeForType features over 25000 designs from top designers, and a whole chunk of those are available for you to download for free. Definitely one to bookmark.
Artimasa a ‘small lettering and type design studio with big dream’. These guys feature all manner of different type designs, with a few popular designs available for you to download and enjoy for free.
Created by creative director Jonathan Hill back in 2006, type foundry The Northern Block offers a number of free fonts. From stencil and bold to modern and geometric designs, you’re sure to find something suitable for your project here.
It can be difficult to find that perfect font. Font Cab aims to make it easier for you to find great fonts without wasting time. The simple layout of the website makes it easy to navigate through the fonts without much effort.
The Open Font Library showcases fonts that are free to use, study, share and rework for personal creative work. There’s plenty to choose from with their extensive catalogue that also includes a wide range of web fonts.
A small but growing number of designers and institutions are creating typefaces for the public domain. Free Font Manifesto provides information and airs ideas about the concept of free fonts.
Fontellium is rather unique – a font site that brings together a collection of historical style fonts. With categories including everything from Egypta to Art Nouveau, this is the perfect place to find free fonts for your historical projects.
This list of the 20 best free quality fonts from Vitaly Friedman are more likely to be used for official, serious presentations (such as business sites) than a colourful teenager’s homepage.
Fonstruct is a place where the community can design fonts and share them with others for free. Obviously that means there are a lot of fonts to search through, and more are added every day. The site’s easy to navigate and the best fonts are picked for the Fonstruct gallery.
Edge Web Fonts gives you access to a vast web font library made possible by contributions from Adobe, Google, and designers around the world. The fonts are served by Typekit, so you can be sure of high performance and stability. Plus, it’s free!
12. The Fell Types
Igino Marini runs iKern: a service for autospacing and autokerning digital typefaces based on a mathematical model and programmes he developed since 2002. When he’s not doing that, he set up a site devoted to the Fell Types with some modern revival fonts.
The Fell Types take their name from John Fell, a Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth century, who created a unique collection of printing types. Here, you’ll find digitalised versions of them for use in your design projects.
13. 1001 Free Fonts
Misnomer alert! We’re certain that 1001 Free Fonts doesn’t feature exactly 1001 free fonts; we reckon that it’s actually a lot more than that – probably something more in the region of 10,001 – and all of them handily organised across 64 categories, along with the option to browse by designer.
14. Abstract fonts
Abstract Fonts has one of the cleaner interfaces in this arena, and it’s very easy to navigate. There’s a custom font preview option and it’s updated regularly, with about 14,000 fonts for you to choose from.
15. Jeff Schreiber
Jeff Schreiber is a designer, illustrator and typographer from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Although he doesn’t have too many fonts available on his site, it’s all about quality and not quantity here. His ‘Razor’ creation is brilliant for print and poster work, with his ‘Fat Frank’ font offers a more playful approach.
Neogrey is the portfolio of Ivan Filipov. Working as a graphic and web designer, he’s created some stunning fonts that he’s very generously made available for free download. We particularly love his latest font, a multicolore vector font that was released just over two weeks ago.
Smashing Magazine provide a wide range of tutorials, inspiration and helpful advise for creatives on a daily basis. The site also has a great series of articles collating quality free fonts for you to choose from. These guys know what they’re talking about, so it’s a reliable place to download free fonts from.
18. The Oatmeal
If you’re looking for free comic fonts, The Oatmeal has provided this handly list of the free fonts used on its site.
Created by Lukas Bischoff, a designer based in Germany, Artill is a nice little website that’s aimed purely at people wishing to download free fonts. Minimalism at its best, and some great typography to be sampled.
TypeDepot is a nifty little type-design studio website that offers a number of free fonts for visitors to download. There are also great commercial fonts to buy.
There are many ongoing typography projects to be found on Wetecacahuete.com. Wete is a Spanish graphic designer who loves typography and editorial design. Head here to download free fonts such as Favela.
22. Josip Kelava
Check out this gallery of design works created by Josip Kelava, a Melbourne-based designer. You’ll find elements of typographical inspiration in each of his projects, and you can download free fonts such as Metropolis into the bargain.
A massive collection of free fonts is being shared by type designers as part of this project curated by Jovanny Lemonad. They’re totally free and everyone can take part in the project. If you like what you download, you may consider making a donation.
Glukfonts is the site of Polish designer Gluksza, which offers some nicely designed typography. You can download free fonts and other design resources too, including PHP scripts.
An independent type foundry launched by Bulgarian designer Svetoslav Simov, FontFabric includes a lot of paid fonts but its freebie section is also a great place to download free fonts.
Founded by Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin, LostType is a type foundry that offers you the chance to pay whatever you like for a font (and yes, it’s possible to type in ‘$0’ for a free download).
Dafont.com is a massive archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity. A lot of it is on the unprofessional side but you can find some choice stuff here. It’s also a good place if you’re looking to download free fonts with a novelty theme, like the Pacman font featured above.
28. Font Squirrel
Want to download free fonts for commercial use? Then Font Squirrel is the place to head. The quality of the fonts is high, they’re mostly @font-face compatible, plus it’s got a very nicely designed website into the bargain.
29. Ten by Twenty
Ten by Twenty is the impressive creation of Ed Merritt, a designer at UK web design agency Headscape. You can download free fonts from his site, as well as templates, themes and icons, for your web design projects – all of high quality.
30. Kevin and Amanda
If you want to download free fonts for a craft or scrapbook-themed project, then head to Kevin and Amanda. It offers over 500 handwriting and scrapbooking fonts to download for free and they’re adored by fans of cute across the world.
31. Google Web Fonts
Google Web Fonts makes it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts on their site. All of the fonts are open source, so you’re free to share and customise them for your own use, or collaborate with the original designer to improve them. And you can use them in every way you want, privately or commercially: in print, on your computer, or in your websites.
Github project The League of Movable Type is a typographical revolution in the making and anyone looking to download free fonts should make a beeline for it. The very first free and open-source type foundry, it’s a hand-selected group of typographers who’ve created an amazing set of high-quality free fonts for all to download, such as the popular League Gothic.
«I think that typefaces are living beings,» says Pablo Impallari, «they continue to evolve over time. Even if the original designer died over 500 years ago, contemporary designers push their ideas forward, keeping up keeping up with the always-shifting way we perceive the alphabet.» You can find some incredible fonts at his site, Impallari. There’s a lot of detail in updates too, which gives a helpful insight in how they’re put together.
Commercial transaction attorney by day, by night Dan Zadorozny creates fonts that are free for non-commercial use (if you want to use them commercially, that’ll cost you pretty reasonable $20 donation). There are hundreds to choose from; they’re ordered alphabetically, so your best bet’s just to sift through them until you find something you like the look of.
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El primer día de la Comic Con arrancó con sus habituales stands de anime, comics, juegos de cartas, accesorios de icónicos personajes y novedades de todo este mundo. Los cosplayers también dijeron presente, y las fotos los invadieron, con la presencia del doble de “Bruce Willis” que se paseaba por ahí con heridas y un […]
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“One rainy day, I looked down on an intersection from a vantage point in a high rise – umbrelllas looked like flowers that had bloomed in a city,” says the Japanese photographer.
This striking series of images was photographed by Yoshinori Mizutani on pedestrian crossings in Shibuya and Asakusa in Tokyo. Photographing from above, the gloom and greyness we normally associate with rainy days is removed and instead the brightly coloured scenes are positively cheerful.
“Zebra crossings, umbrellas and vehicles were so beautiful and strange at the same time and looked as if they had been placed there as part of a grand visual design within the city,” says Mizutani. “The photographs were taken from a high rise with the help of ultra-telephoto zoom lenses. It was difficult to find a perfect location to shoot from. I used Google Maps – finding a right location took as long as the shooting itself.”
Mizutani has previously gained attention for another brightly coloured series of work, which features green parrots in Tokyo. His work is photographed on the street, but he uses Photoshop and artificial lighting techniques to give the images their graphic look.
“I use Photoshop in the postproduction, which is a key part of my work,” he says, “but I’ll never merge one photo to the other. I’d only adjust brightness, contrast and saturation to get the kind of an image I’m after. For instance, I photographed with a strobe light when working on Tokyo Parrots. I first didn’t use a strobe, but couldn’t capture parakeets clearly in this manner and eventually came to use a strobe light as a solution… This is the beauty of photography. You take photos every day and learn or get inspired from the photos you have taken.”
Alongside these personal series, Mizutani has also shot for brands including Panasonic and Issey Miyake. He will be showing his work in his first UK exhibition at the Webber Gallery Space in London from May 20-June 21, during Photo London.
“I came across Mizutani’s printed works at last year’s edition of Photo London and became fascinated by his refreshing and unfamiliar observations of Tokyo,” says Chantal Webber, founder and director of Webber Represents. “I am intrigued by his search for nature within an urban environment and depiction of beauty, geometry, pattern and luminosity in the everyday.
“For me, Mizutani is part of an exciting new wave of young Japanese photographers who have gained notoriety via book publishing and the internet. Social media is also playing a big part in discovering new talent and as Yoshinori’s work is so fresh and visually striking, it stands out from the crowd.”
Here is a small selection of graphic design for galleries and museums and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.
Hamburg-based design studio I Like Birds, founded by André Gröger and Susanne Kehrer, have recently completed a commission for Galerie in der Wassermühle Trittau in Trittau, Germany. The studio developed a visual system for the gallery’s printed matter – catalogues, invitations, posters and flyers – and also redesigned their website. All outputs take inspiration from fachwerk or timber framing and make good use of bold typography set vertically, horizontally and at sharp 45 degree angles.
Catalogues for Galerie in der Wassermühle Trittau. Design: I Like Birds.
Top: spread fromP98a Paper, RalphMartin’s ‘Zombies of Berlin’ with map illustration by Susanna Dulkinys.
Poster for ‘Maxim Brandt: Fantastic Imperfections’.
A rare copy of P98a Paper (Galerie p98a, £9.80) themed ‘Zombies of Berlin’ was handed to us by Erik Spiekermann in Eye’s De Beauvoir Town studio. The journal was made by Spiekermann, Susanna Dulkinys, R. Jay Magill Jr. and Ferdinand Ulrich. More issues, themed ‘The Fashion Issue’, ‘The Nepotism Issue’ and ‘European Travel Journal’ will follow. The small format publication is risograph printed with a letterpress cover (printed on a Korrex Proofing Press) that features an illustration by Christoph Neimann and responds to the team’s ‘itch to put out a modern magazine that would take an ancient form – actual paper, printed in-house, for a select audience of people who like such things’.
Each issue will feature a long form piece of fiction or non-fiction; P98a Paper no. 01, sadly now sold out, features Ralph Martin’s ‘Zombies of Berlin’, dotted with two-colour illustrations in black and luminous orange.
Spread from P98a Paper no. 01, designed bySusanna Dulkinys.
P98a Paper, Galerie p98a, £9.80.
International design studio Mucho has recently launched the identity, printed matter, merchandise and sign system for the Tenderloin Museumin San Francisco. The museum celebrates the Tenderloin District’s history and the people who frequented it – figures such as author Dashiell Hammett, jazz musician Miles Davis and rock band the Grateful Dead. The identity uses an eclectic custom typeface inspired by letterforms found on local signage for porn establishments, drug rehabilitation centres, coffee shops and hotels that are paired with a woodblock font ‘to help suggest the gritty nature of the area’. Read more about Mucho in the ‘Reputations’ article in Eye 89.
Identity for the Tenderloin Museum, which borrows letterforms from local signage. Design: Mucho.
One in a series of posters designed by Mucho for the Tenderloin Museum, San Francisco.
Merchandise that references the Tenderloin District’s history of ‘girls, gambling and graft’.
Cercle Magazine no. 4 is the product of Strasbourg-based graphic design studio Cercle Studio and is published in two editions – a French edition with English translations of interviews and an English edition co-published with IdN Hong Kong. This issue looks at ‘Costumes’ (previous issues have focussed on ‘The forest’, ‘Science fiction’ and ‘Insects’) and is rich with costume drawings, illustrations and photographs from international artists and designers such as costume designer Camille Assaf, photographer Charles Fréger and designer Studio Bertjan Pot who explore ideas of costuming and dressing the body.
Spread showing work by Swiss photographer and designer Marie Rime.
Cercle no. 4 2016 themed ‘Costumes’. Editorial direction: Marie Secher. Art direction: Cercle Studio.
Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at theEye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues.
La ciudad de Nueva York tiene el primer diseño de hotel totalmente digital y es de la marca Renaissance New Work Midtown, el cual interectuará con los huéspedes a través de enormes pantallas digitales que cubren los pasillos.
La tecnología en la que se basa tiene la posibilidad de responder al movimiento humano, es por eso que se conseguirá una experiencia multisensorial e interactiva.
En el hotel hay obras de arte cambiantes, y la tecnología que ha sido implantada la realizó la firma de diseño digital Réalisations, que ha usado fondos de pantallas reflectantes, detectores de movimiento, proyectores y cámaras 3D.
Con la cámaras 3D se consiguieron auténticas paredes vivas en el lobby, los pasillos e incluso en el elevador, donde se podrán admirar obras de arte digitales de artistas locales, y cambiarán al gusto del huésped.
Roger Parent, presidente de Réalisations, destacó que la tecnología en tiempo real es el futuro. La firma ha trabajado para el Metropolitan Opera, el Cirque du Soleil y el One World Trade Center, entre otros.