Typography


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Based in Paris, design studio You Talking To Me? produces limited edition, customized sculptures that are sure to delight lovers of typography. The pieces made of spruce, PVC or aluminium are beautifully crafted and inspired by the words, things or names they take after, to let them speak for themselves. (via Design Taxi)

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Allan Peters, Type designer recently designed a custom font for ESPN The Magazine‘s Music Issue. The result­ing type­face, which was inspired by the grooves on a vinyl record, is appropriately named Vinyl. The let­ter­forms were used through­out the issue in head­lines, ini­tial caps and full page illus­tra­tions. “ESPN was a dream to work with,” said Peters. “There were very few revisions, and I was able to complete the project in about two weeks total because of tight deadlines.” (via Communication Arts)

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Washington-based artist Diem Chau has recently created a charming set of letters that is carved out of Crayola crayons. Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a matching crayon sculpture—for instance, the letter ‘C’ is paired with a cat carved out of an orange crayon.

“I’ve been wanting to make a set of “Alphabet” crayons for a long time. I’ve always been drawn to illustrated alphabets. Maybe it’s the Fontophile in me, but I find an extreme satisfaction in seeing a well made set of ABC’s.” The artist has an upcoming art show—running from 5 April to 18 May 2013—at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, where she will be presenting the full set of crayon letters and some of her other carved pencil art. (via DesignTaxi)

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After documenting the storefront signage of New York’s disappearing mom-and-pop shops, photographers James and Karla Murray turn their lenses to the city’s mesmerizing neon signage, when they are at their most glorious after dark. Compiling these visually arresting images of brightly illuminated storefronts into a massive coffee-table tome—entitled ‘New York Nights’—the twosome have captured the beautiful facades of some of New York City’s most iconic establishments.

From the Ed Sullivan Theater to legendary diners, the book reveals a slice of fascinating cultural history in the Big Apple. (via DesignTaxi)

Nights

‘SkyFonts’ is a new font rental service that allows creatives to try out typefaces for free before paying for them for only as long as they are needed. Dubbing itself as a “revolutionary” new service, anyone who signs up for a free SkyFonts account will receive 10 free credits, which is enough to rent out ten fonts for a single day or three fonts for 30 days. Credit packs “start for as little as US$45 for 15 credits, with flexible options tailored to meet all of your design needs”. (via DesignTaxi)

http://designtaxi.com/news/355179/New-Font-Service-Lets-You-Rent-Typefaces-Instead-Of-Having-To-Buy-Them/

The Moleskine is a popular object for artists, used for taking notes or drawing. This is the case of Lex Wilson, an English artist who creates great typographic compositions in a Moleskine notebook. (via Fubiz)

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