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A 3-D Typeface That Morphs Into Every Letter Of The Alphabet

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Word as Image

Word as Image” is a design project by Ji Lee. The challenge was to “create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.”

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visualblurb:

typography and film-reel art combined sublimely… speechless.

weandthecolor:

Helvetica In Motion by Positive Pictures

1 minute animation using an interview snippet from the movie “Helvetica” of Mike Parker. Song by T.V. On The Radio: Love Dog.

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designismymuse:

Write like an architect, if you want to.

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thebalkanbear:

A typographic wall in Barcelona. Follow the link for more beautiful photos of Thomas Høedholt  and discover his work as graphic designer.
DEFININGFORM/ Thomas Høedholt

thebalkanbear:

A typographic wall in Barcelona. Follow the link for more beautiful photos of Thomas Høedholt  and discover his work as graphic designer.

DEFININGFORM/ Thomas Høedholt

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

ahmedsalman:

It is going to be a while before Jean Nouvel’s celebrated National Museum of Qatar blossoms in the desert. But in the meanwhile, an architecturally modest museum with a far more ambitious mission is ready to open its doors for the New Year. The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art aims to be a new pan-Arab center for culture and creativity, showcasing the work of modern artists from the region.

The Mathaf, pronounced MAT-haff and simply meaning “museum” in Arabic, is the third large museum project to be announced in Qatar in recent years. The expansive Museum of Islamic Art, which opened in 2008 in a building by I. M. Pei, is concerned with history – its collection dates from the 7th to the 19th centuries. Jean Nouvel’s desert rose will mostly be a Qatari exercise in national pride. The earliest pieces in the Mathaf’s collection, however, date to the 1840s. This is a museum primarily concerned with Arab modernity, considering through art some very complicated questions of identity, values and geography.

Continue reading the article at Metropolis.

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Modern art has been gradually gaining attention in the region, and Qatar has taken the lead in this space along with Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island which is forging ahead with the Louvre, Guggenheim and others.  All in all, there is strong revival in the arts and cultural arenas.  We’re moving towards a  post-mall-centric and shopping-lovers  reputation for the region to a region that values (as historically was the case) craft, the arts and cross-cultural dialogue on a global scale.

Mathaf uses a rather interesting identity with quite an eccentric typeface that I think is right in-line with the overall brand.

Read more about Tarek Atrissi, and how he and his design studio, developed this font.  There are other great images as well.

Mathaf’s site

(Source: inthenoosphere)

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ajpmsnotes:

“Gettysburg Address” by Adam Gault

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kari-shma:

Typomaps

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Typomaps

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TypoElements 2010 - a short and sweet crash course in typography basics.

Hat tip: Monsieur Bandit

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FF Amman  is one of the largest bilingual font families ever made, one of the few  designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabic  italics.
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FF Amman is one of the largest bilingual font families ever made, one of the few designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabic italics.

Hat tip: Design You Trust

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Typography geeks unite!

Typography geeks unite!

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I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.

Written by Mike Lacher and first published at McSweeney’s

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Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

You don’t like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don’t like that I’m all over your sister-in-law’s blog? You don’t like that I’m on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I’m pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don’t all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can’t all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I’m standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.

People love me. Why? Because I’m fun. I’m the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business’ website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.

When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I’m banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I’m shredding “Reign In Blood” on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I’m racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who’ll kill me if I don’t cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.

It doesn’t even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I’m famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I’m in your signs. I’m in your browsers. I’m in your instant messengers. I’m not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.

Enough of this bullshit. I’m gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.

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This ad was devised to launch the New York Times in Turkish. Pure Typographic goodness. 

Very very impressive.

Learn more about the ad @ Imago

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The beauty of typography has no borders. While most of us work with the familiar Latin alphabet, international projects usually require quite extensive knowledge about less familiar writing systems from around the world. The aesthetics and structure of such designs can be strongly related to the shape and legibility of the letterforms, so learning about international writing systems will certainly help you create more attractive and engaging Web designs.
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