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  • NT Yaki
    Yaki is a set of three fonts. Yaki One is the plain version. Yaki Two and Yaki Three are separate fonts combining two layers with different colors. Yaki is perfect for designing sophisticated multi-co […]

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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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January 23, 2009

tDR rIP

tDR rIP

Looks like this Tuesday the Designers Republic closed their doors down, according to CR. Looking back at their work now would be semi-interesting still, but seeing it first hand was a pleasure. From buying lps to dropping out of school, tDR was a huge inspiration to me. I remember when the Emigre Issue 29 came […]

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January 18, 2009

ZINE4

ZINE4

We are proud to announce the release of ZINE4. This time around we used our new product line up Guilloche & Moire as the methods and medium of exploration.

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January 16, 2009

Design Smoke

Design Smoke

My friend Jeff Johnson from Spunk, started a video blog where he interviews designers, called Design Smoke. Jeff is often wearing a hat and smoking a cigar, thus guessing that is where the “smoke” part comes in. Jeff was/is one of the the most influential art directors in the Minneapolis area, moved out of the […]

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