1950’s


YWFT Absent Grotesque Embraces The Beauty Of Imperfection

Today’s world often feels like a constant rat race to see who can be the best, the most successful, the most perfect, beautiful human specimen on earth. Social media, in particular, has unfortunately given rise to a modern culture where any perceived imperfection is swiftly edited, completely erased until the final image presented displays an…


Achieve An Authentic Midcentury Illustration Style With 1950s Artist Brush Pack

Matej Il?ík is the brilliant illustrator and graphic designer behind the company, Guerillacraft, which produces tons of graphic resources for other designers and illustrators. With a love for all things mid-century, Matej’s work carries an authentically-vintage tone, making his products a must-see for anyone who works on retro-inspired design projects. Matej creates some of the…


An Organic, Playful Approach To Helvetica: YWFT HLLVTKA Round

Designed by Max Miedinger with the assistance of Eduard Hoffmann, Helvetica is one of the most familiar and oft-used type designs in the world. Released in 1957, it has inspired countless type designs in the decades that followed, but never has the world seen one quite like YWFT HLLVTKA Round. Initially drawn by hand a…


Recta Is A Timeless Revival Of The "Italian Helvetica"

Created by Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin in 2004, Canada Type offers an expansive library of work that has seen an incredible amount of success since the studio’s inception. Over the last thirteen years, Canada Type has crafted a diverse array of type designs for all manner of theme and application. Giving thoughtful consideration to…


BIG Stencil Draws A Vintage Industrial Style

João Miranda describes himself as a “Jack of all trades, master of some,” although judging by his work, he’s actually a master of many. Having worked in art direction, graphic design, illustration, and lettering, it’s little wonder why he is exceptionally skilled in branding. His multidisciplinary career has enjoyed a great deal of success and…



Add Vintage Texture To Graphic Designs With Oilvare

Adam Ladd’s livelihood is firmly seated in the fields of art direction and graphic design, having worked on a variety of projects that include magazines, logos, and of course, type design. The Cincinnati-based designer has certainly seen his share of success since he first entered the professional world in 2003, with his work and experiences…


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