Any day that the UPS man comes with a YWFT package is a good day, especially if the book is David Weidman’s Whimsical Works. First, just go ahead and order it. Secondly, after it arrives and you want to scan in every page and make prints for your house like me – head over to Mr. Weidman’s site and order some prints or posters. Perfect OG folk styles for home and office. Thirdly, go get that Tapscott typeface and make some posters for your neighbors, you know you’ve been wanting it.
“House Industries presents the oeuvre of Alexander Girard with a suite of fonts and objects.” One thing that always impresses me about House Industries is their ability to tie in products with their font releases.
New JPeople Magazine is out and features Hanazuki, Hydro74, Tokyo Plastic and more. One of the interesting party of the magazine is how they used the font Agostina by adding a 3D shading element to the type itself by cutting up the typeface and adding gradients to it. They also layered the uppercase swash characters to create some interesting results. Not what they teach you in Type 101 but nice results. Shows you can break rules to create some interesting type. Great work, Hello Hikimori.
To each his own and to each his own Obama font. Damn, that is one ugly font!
“44th President” is based on the handwriting of President Barack Obama. A number of sources were studied and the font produced from those references. Barack Obama is the 8th left-handed American president. His left-handed stroke is quite obvious. As seen in recent legislation signing ceremonies, President Obama uses the “hooked” style of left-handed writing where the paper is held horizontally and the pen is “pulled” diagonally over the writing surface, and his signature is bold and elegant. The script flows swiftly with a clear and fluid motion, and includes a complete standard character set and Central European, Baltic, Romanian and Western European character sets.
YouWorkForThem has always been focused on Typography since day one. This year we spent a lot of time and energy on font development and commissioning new work, with big results. We premiered the idea of Hand-Set fonts, showing the world that typography is much more than what exists inside a font.
Black Slabbath The Heaviest font in the world, Black Slabbath, was the biggest font of 2008. Period. After being around for less than a year, you can not go a day of looking around without seeing it’s influence somewhere. Stefan spent countless months working on this typeface and it shows. The form is spotless and the features are many. After seeing this font for the first time, we knew Stefan was onto something and we waited patiently for him to finish it while giving him some help and encouragement. Black Slabbath is timeless and prove itself as a classic in the world of letter-forms. Exclusively at YouWorkForThem.
Myld Andreas is a very talented individual with a foot in every aspect of graphic design. We have known him for many years and have watched his career explode. It is great seeing people like him develop fonts as he has a very different approach to the art. One look at his collection of faces will prove this.
HLLVTKA We have hand-lettered a sans-serif so many times we can not count it on our hands. That is where HLLVTKA comes in to fill that void. What we love about this font is that it is free from the shackles of software, so you can freely experiment with the letters and set it exactly how you want. We enjoyed using this font and looks like some other people did as well.
Dubby Blake E. Marquis has one of the most amazing names we have ever heard, its no wonder he has an eye for letters. We fell in love with Dubby at first sight as the possibilities are endless with how you can manipulate it with form and color. We are happy to have worked with Blake in 2008 and we are working with Blake on future developments, watch out for him in 2009.
Thinaire Unicase We have always admired thin type and whimsical markings of a pen. This is where Thinaire shines. It is the perfect merging of the two ideas. The best thing about Thinaire is that it can be used smaller to get a hairline feel or used large without overbearing the page. It also offers the flexibility to be used many different ways. We just developed a typeface this year called Hannah that functions as a working typeface. Be sure to check it out as well.
Rising Star: At the end of the year, we released Agostina. It’s a sans-serif font that has OpenType ligatures for that extra typesetting flair. The best feature about the font is that you can give it as much or as little flair as you wish. We released it at the end of the year but so far it looks like a future winner for 2009!
My latest side project, Buamai, is now official. The goal of Buamai was to gather a select community of authors to begin creating an interesting image archive relative to art and design. The project is in its very first stages, so its fresh, small and just now getting off the ground but in the coming months it should develop into something to cure anyone’s boredom online. So try it today, and just start clicking from image to image, keyword to keyword, link to link.
Sponsored by YouWorkForThem, look for postings by friends and the designers of YouWorkForThem.
Hannah is a font comprised of three versions that work together as one, producing not variation and contrast between weights but between widths. The loose, hand drawn quality adds yet another layer of personality to the font. Hannah is similar to one of our popular Hand Set fonts, ThinAire, but is available in OpenType format which makes Hannah much more versatile. There are also some additional unicase characters included in the font which can be activated as contextual alternates in OpenType.
A friend sent me a link to this and an extra news release about it. Seems like an interesting idea, when used at small sizes that is. I did a test (extremely un-eco I know) with it, and at a normal reading weight size, it does a good job in my opinion. They state on their website it uses 20% less ink. How much ink it would actually save you, your guess is as good as mine. But at least its a new idea and interesting to see the whole green thing, being applied to even a font now. Maybe we will make our green font here at YouWorkForThem sometime, I like the idea. You can download the font and find more info over at Ecofont. If anything, its free, so its not like its costing you anything to try it.