Input, (more than) a typeface for (more than) code

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 14, 2015
Categories: Experience Design, Typography
David Jonathan Ross’ new typeface Input is an unbelievably limber workhorse, arguably the most versatile suite of screen fonts ever created. And Font Bureau has made it free for us lucky cheapskates to use (for private/unpublished purposes).

More than just a typeface, Input includes an interface to customize the fonts, with a mind-boggling array of options. Use the Interactive Preview to test different combinations of forms for characters like “a,” “g,” and zero. Use the sliders to adjust width and weight. Choose sans, serif, or mono. Then, with a few clicks, download your own customized version—generated on the fly, server-side.
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A revolution in type specimens starts with one Commercial Type Showcase

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 13, 2015
Categories: Advertising, Experience Design, Typography
Commercial Type’s Showcase microsites have escalated the recent experimentation in online type specimens, into new and absurd territory.
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Eike König

Curator: Verònica Fuerte
date: April 7, 2015
Categories: Poster Design, Typography
Tags: Poster, Print, Typography
Eike König

Eike König is the founder of Hort, but he also makes hand-printed posters on the side with funny messages and powerful visual language. (Check out his seriously good Instagram feed.)

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The Exceptional Typography of Les Graphiquants

Curator: Blok Design
date: March 11, 2015
Categories: Typography

We're great admirers of the work of Les Graphiquants, a studio based in Paris. They consistently push design at every level, playing with textures and space—always with extraordinary grace and beauty. Their typography is no exception, and is simply breathtaking.

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Hidden Details in Genius Packaging Design for Woodland Wine Merchant

Curator: Cast Iron Design
date: March 6, 2015
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Corporate Communications Design, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: branding, stationery, wine
Woodland Wine Merchant Bottle Wraps
Vintage-inspired design has steadily grown in popularity over the last several years and is often misused and/or poorly executed. However, when done right—like the folks from Perky Bros. have done with the Woodland Wine Merchant branding—it has the potential to cause even the staunchest of modernist designers to shed a single envious tear of respect.
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