Agostina is a unique typeface in many ways. The obvious being that is is a Sans-Serif typeface that contains both beginning caps and ending lowercase swash letters. This instantly gives endless typographic possibilities to the user. Agostina takes advantage of the OpenType font format that opens further exploration with a full latin and limited alternate characters as well. With almost 300 characters, Agostina is a workhorse and a must own typeface.
This isn’t the first time I have posted this, and I expect not my last either. But ALK1′s Flickr stream is for sure one of the strongest documenting American, English and European Graphic Design history on Flickr. I really enjoyed her recent post of her late husbands archives from before there was a proper Helvetica library available in Portland. Read more…
I always give Google tons of crap, because I cannot comprehend how a company who at one time had stocks steadily in the $500 range, can have such ugly products. I mean, they have adult slides, guitar hero rooms, and endless insanity in their posh offices that make the .com offices of late 90′s look modest. But yet, they cannot hire a descent design team? I mean, seriously, gmail, calendar, all these web apps are FUGLY. It is easily noticeable how they were coded, then they “polished the turd” with some quick CSS and called it a wrap. If I am wrong on this process, then that makes the overall design even that much more lame.
So, I was happy to see Google actually commissioned a custom face for Android. The face is called Droid and was created over 2 tears by a company called Ascender Corporation. The face looks pretty nice, especially once you know the project briefing Ascender was given – ‘They wanted to see a range of styles, from the typical, bubbly Google image to something very techno-looking,’
Now, a company who has a rainbow inner bevel logo, to get a font like this as a middle ground on their idea, I think is a damn sweet deal. Now, too bad they didn’t spend that much time on the actual Android interface. That interface makes Windows 95 look like solid gold. Common Google, hire some damn designers. Wait, let me rephrase that, hire some GOOD designers.
We are proud to present ZINE3, the third PDF release from our design team. Once again showing many unique examples of how to work with our fonts and stock art collections. For ZINE3 we composed a continual design within the concept of Heaven and Hell. Links to the products used can be found in the last page as well.
The design world will be delighted by the release of this heavyset, whipped flare font designed by the talented Mr. Karl Frankowski. Augustus is a display font with a distinct style and personality. Like designer eyeglasses and salt and pepper hair, Augustus makes your texts look smarter, more interesting, and worldly. Believe. A fortune in fudge font, the pride of Dusseldorf. Hungry?
Who needs a typeface? Romance in a Readable Font, a promotional video for Absent Grotesque created by the internet’s most beloved video artists, Fred & Sharon. Including Fred, Sharon, uncomfortable silences, and animation (don’t forget the animation!).
In 2007 Michael Cina found four individuals, Eric Carlson, Matt Desmond, Maddy Nye, Travis Stearns with sound abilities in imperfection for the YouWorkForThem type foundry. The design of “a model sans serif” typeface releases all that associate with rigid standards of life. Adding some new members, the fonts were tested in Berlin, to closely view the idiosyncrasies contributed through time by all. Inspiration was taken from any character set, but nature gave us this – a perfect realist sans-serif in OpenType format with a deep and inconsistent breath.