Typography & Hand-Lettering

Typography design inspiration and unique hand lettering projects
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The Modern Monogram: A Historic Survey of Ciphers, Marks and Monograms
Nancy Sharon Collins shares some of her research into the history of monograms and ciphers, from hand-drawn collectors items to contemporary creations. #printmag #typography #initials #monograms #ciphers
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What the Typefaces of 5 Classic Film Titles Say About California
Glimmering like a sun-soaked paradise, the mirage of California has been a mainstay in movie media. Here. we look at the title sequence design and typography in five classic films set in California to examine how it reflects and reinforces that uniquely West Coast state of mind.
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What If Designers Went on Strike?
If (for some reason) you were trapped on a desert island, and you (for some reason) needed to choose one typeface (for some reason), that would be a tough call to make. We pulled this article from the 1991(!!) archives of HOW Design to see which typeface (for some reason) 11 prominent designers would choose.
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The Univers of Helvetica: A Tale of Two Typefaces
With Helvetica Now just released, we revisit the world when Helvetica—and others like it—was created. A close look at history and so many "what ifs" can't answer the question: why was Helvetica catapulted to stardom? And why not.... Univers?
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A Glossary of Engraving Terms
Shrouded in mystery and teeny details, engraving is often unknown territory. In this one, Nancy Sharon Collins digs in (engraves, if you will) to a complete glossary of terms, tools, and techniques.
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The Stranger Things Logo: From Type to Title
With a logo adapted from a classic font and the eerie glow of their intro, the Stranger Things logo has taken on a life of its own - just like the Demagorgon.
a red and white poster with words written in different languages, including the names of people
The New Coca Cola Font
Neville Brody, once the maestro behind The Face and Fuse magazines and the emblematic types of the late 80s and early 90s, created the new bespoke Coca Cola font and typography suite for this iconic brand. #printmag #thedailyheller #cocacola #nevillebrody #typographydesign #typography #branding
The Iconic Design of the Eye Chart The eye chart, the oldest tool for measuring visual acuity, has long escaped the stolid confines of the optometrist’s exam room. Today, eye charts are everywhere. You’d have to be blind if you haven’t noticed.  #printmag #iconic #design #eyechart Anatomically Correct Heart, Tan Scarf, Beige Scarf, Eye Chart, Silkscreen Print, Eye Test, Doctor Gift, Printed Scarf, Eye Doctor
Charting Visibility: Eye Chart Design
The Iconic Design of the Eye Chart The eye chart, the oldest tool for measuring visual acuity, has long escaped the stolid confines of the optometrist’s exam room. Today, eye charts are everywhere. You’d have to be blind if you haven’t noticed. #printmag #iconic #design #eyechart
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Shawn HibmaCronan: Design in Three (or More) Dimensions
A sculpture-cum-printing press that literally spells freedom from designer and sculptor Shawn HibmaCronan halts us as we make our way through the crowded SFO airport. #printmag #typography #sculpture #printingpress #type #shawnhibmacronan
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The Hawkland Typeface
HAWKLAND New Typeface from Jeremy Tankard Jeremy Tankard is publishing a new typeface. Named Hawkland, the typeface is Tankard’s 25th design. The design of Hawkland is rooted in the style of types from the latter half of the 18th century, known as Transitional.
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TDC’s 1957 Stellar Lineup
TDC’s 1957 Stellar Lineup Deep-in-the-archives find! Remember 1957? Well TDC does and it was a very good year for typography. #tdc #typography #printmagazine
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Designing a Typeface for Klokobetz, an Imaginary Language
Designing a Typeface for Klokobetz, an Imaginary Language #typography #typeface
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The New Coca Cola Font
Heller talks with Neville Brody, who last week announced "TCCC Unity: The New Typeface for Coca-Cola." #typography #cocacola
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Quentin Fiore’s Other Work
Some of Quentin Fiore’s earlier work, which was exemplary of the Modernism of the times. #modernism
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Futura Turns Ninety
Futura came to life 90 years ago on the verve of aesthetic values and was embraced in Europe and the U.S. #futura #type #history