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  • Aspira
    Aspira is sans-serif font family. Aspira is versatile, legible, and geometric. Aspira is a superfamily of 112 styles. […]

Nanamee

  • Exposure 03 Image by John
    22 Hi-res abstract photos of neon lights streaking across negative space. Works wonders on backgrounds and anything else in need of a spacey feel. […]
February 13, 2009

Vignelli Canon

Vignelli Canon

This has made its rounds, but it is better late then never? Massimo Vignelli (NY Subway Map pictured above) wrote a short book about what design is. To quote the New Pepsi Logo PDF, it is basically about Graphic Design’s DNA. Part One covers the Intangibles, such as Semantics, Discipline, Responsibility, etc. Part Two covers […]

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February 12, 2009

JP10 Magazine

JP10 Magazine

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 […]

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February 11, 2009

Pepsi Logo

Pepsi Logo

Friend passed this along to me, thought I would pass on. Great stuff, for sure an interesting read and great chuckle. After looking over the document you may think of things like “this is how you make up crap for millions of dollars.” Make sure you download the pdf at the bottom of the page. […]

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February 11, 2009

Obama Font, O God…

Obama Font, O God...

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 […]

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February 10, 2009

Product Etcetera

Product Etcetera

Got a couple of nice emails from Jordan Stark from Product Etcetera and thought I would show some more people his work. For sure check out the Westside Love and his new book for B Monroe. Nice work!

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February 9, 2009

OBEY (Me)

OBEY (Me)

I will start off by saying, I think Shepard Fairey’s work is good, and of course top of the tops in that genre he is in. Ironically, I am wearing an scraggly old Obey shirt right now, more so because I like the shirts fit. We have also sold his book releases on our site and sold a lot of them […]

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February 9, 2009

TypeMachine

TypeMachine

My good friend Tim Drabant relaunched his website, Typemachine, with some nice new work. Tim does a lot of amazing web-related work around the Minneapolis area and he is back looking for work. Check out his site and let him know if you have anything!

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February 1, 2009

Best YWFT Stock Art of 2008

Best YWFT Stock Art of 2008

In years past the Flourish and Grifter collections always came out on top of customer favorites. But 2008 was the year we saw a new face by the signature ‘T Minus 5’ conquer the sales with his royal and lush Regime drawings.

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February 1, 2009

Best YWFT Fonts of 2008

Best YWFT Fonts of 2008

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 […]

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January 30, 2009

Michael Meredith is a Winner

Michael Meredith is a Winner

Michael Meredith and crew won this year’s P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center’s competition to redo the PS1′s courtyard. You can read more about it at the NY Times. Congratulations and if the name sounds familiar, it could be because of this book/dvd manifesto. Highly recommended.

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January 28, 2009

MORE BOOKS. on sale.

MORE BOOKS. on sale.

We just put up another page or two of books for sale. We now have three pages of books at the “nice price” that you just can’t resist. A couple of my favorites are the Hiroshi Tanabe, Gottfried Bohm, The Music Library, and Vaughan Oliver! Thanks and more books to come!

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