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A Brief History Of Franklin Gothic

You’ve likely seen the Franklin Gothic typeface a thousand times without ever realizing it. From advertising logos and billboards, television and movie screens, books and album covers, board games and computer games, this timeless typeface is everywhere. Morris Fuller Benton created the original version of Franklin Gothic in 1902. The typeface found its influence in Akzidenz Grotesk…


Historical Impact and Modern Application: Canada Type's Gibson

Canada Type’s Gibson font family has quickly become the one of the company’s most popular products. Perfect for branding and design, Gibson’s eye-catching boldness pays homage to an intrepid man and his legacy. The typeface was named by its creator Rod McDonald for his close friend and colleague John Gibson (1928-2011), and produced by Kevin…


The Elegant Hand of La Goupil Paris

La Goupil Paris is a rising foundry from Paris, France, which is staffed by the talented artists Julien Saurin, Fanny Coulez and Louis-Emmanuel Blanc. Founded in 2008, La Groupil Paris has recently enjoyed great success, with a number of its fonts having been used in high-profile advertising campaigns for companies such as Coca Cola, Google and Red…


The Wild Work of Ben Balvanz at Fontalicious

Straight outta sunny California, Ben Balvanz’s (Fontalicious) vector images live somewhere between a lustful pop aesthetic and clip-art reminiscent of Facebook stickers, resulting in an appealing style that somehow manages to be both cute and powerful. One of our favorite vector image sets by Balvanz, Hipster, is a perfect representation of this mix of styles. From Parliament Light…


Lightroom Presets Designed for Natural Light Portraits

This week we are featuring another great collection of presets, Lilac, designed by Presetrain Supply Company. Lilac provides high-quality toning presets for summer/nature portraits with lots of greenery/flowers and adds a moody cold toning (especially to greens). Designed for natural light portraits, Lilac presets are also great for beauty, fashion & fine art photography. The effect…


What is a Large Volume Commercial Extension?

If you’re planning on using a font for any purpose that will result in more than 250,000 combined instances, then you are not covered by the Standard Desktop license. If your use results in more than 250,000 print and/or digital instances, you will need a Large Volume Commercial extension, as described in 5.5 of the…


The Prolific Work of PintassilgoPrints + Special Promotion

PintassilgoPrints (pin-tas-sil-go-prints) is an experienced, independent type foundry founded in the seaside city of Vitória, Brazil, an epicenter of the Brazilian typography scene. Currently located in Florianópolis, Brazil, PintassilgoPrints has been run by the prolific couple Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin for the better part of a decade, but the pair has been engaged in print-related…


Top 10 Stock Graphics of 2015

It’s a mad, mad, mad world of graphics out there, people, but fear not–for as somebody said, “lists bring order to chaos,” and we’ve got one for you that is chock full of awesome. From a custom neon sign generator to multiple texture sets from GhostlyPixels (this year’s big winner with five nods), these ten…


100 Apple iDevice Mockups That Will Enhance Your Presentations

When making a proposal to a client, your presentation is just as important as your graphic design and putting your work into visual context for the client will help set it apart from other proposals they may consider. When a client views a mockup of your design as it would appear on a mobile device,…

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