Type of Process: Crafting Type

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 12, 2013
Categories: Typographic Design
Tags: Craft, fonts, Lettering, Type
Crafting Type is an intense three-day workshop where absolute beginners learn how to design typefaces, and intermediate designers boost their skills.

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to process.
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Disaster Relief T-Shirt: Jon Contino

Curator: Josh W Higgins
date: February 19, 2013
Categories: Typographic Design
Tags: illustration, Jon Contino, Type
I dig when creatives use their talents to help causes, and I dig Jon Contino. This T-shirt to help hurricane victims all across the great state of New York is not only amazing, but you couldn’t spend your money a better way.
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Dude Sign Painting: Colt Bowden

Curator: Chris Rushing
date: December 12, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
Tags: cold bowden, sign painting, Type, Typography
Back in my hometown there is a giant brick wall stamped with a barely visible, hand-painted Wrigley’s Gum ad—done decades ago, before papyrus-covered vinyl existed. A steady hand and days of patience made for incredible work that is unfortunately a dying breed. However, some incredibly talented folk like Colt Bowden are keeping the tradition alive.
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Letters Poster: Ross Moody and Richard Perez

Curator: Chris Rushing
date: December 11, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: letters, Poster, screenprint, Type, Typography
A smorgasbord of letters, this piece from Ross Moody and Richard Perez instantly became a favorite of mine. Over the course of a few days, they collaborated to create a collection of original letterforms for this two-color screen print. 
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Baddies: Samuel Cox and Justin LaRosa

Curator: Mikey Burton
date: March 16, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
Tags: awesome, Letterpress, Poster, Type, Typography

If you made me boil my design envy down to one project over the past year, there’s only one that comes to mind… Physical Fiction! Samuel Cox and Justin LaRosa have taken my favorite thing as a grown-up (letterpress) and combined it with my favorite thing as a child (legos) to make the coolest letterpress idea this century.

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