Guest Article: 20+ Amazing Typography Designs. Personally, typography and cool type treatments are my absolute favorite when it comes to design. There is an endless amount of room for creativity but still somewhat of a structure to follow leading to some real problems to solve and producing some real epic pieces of art. We all know typography has been around forever. But lately there has really been an outburst of some really amazing forward thinkers in the field. It seems that people are really finally grasping onto type as an aesthetic and not so much as… well… just text! Here are some of my favorite pieces to share with you!
WhatTheFont! Build, Share, Download Fonts. Textures Colr Pickr. Textures Experimental Colr Pickr - Jim Bumgardner Other Colr Pickrs: Color Fields, Flowers, Crayon Box, Squared Circle, Graffiti, Flickr Central, Doors and Windows, Macro, Textures, Urban Decay, Catchy Colors, Stock Repository, JPG Magazine Want to make your own?
The book I cowrote, Flickr Hacks tells how I made the Colr Pickr and various other Flash/Perl/PHP Flickr Mashups. Copious source code included! Other fun stuff from Jim:Whitney Music BoxScience Fiction Explorer (another experimental photo browser)Stick Figures in Peril - and other Flickr MosaicsFlickr Chia PetSudoku and other puzzlesSquared Circle Poster ProjectSquared Circle Bronze ShieldsMetascope - Kaleidoscope Screensaver (for windows) Copyright © 2014 by KrazyDad.
TypeNavigator. Old School Type – Line Gradients. One of our readers suggested we write a tutorial explaining how to do this cool text effect. On the Dragonforce logo above, the basis of my typography was sketched on paper first and then vectored in Illustrator using the Pen Tool.
The process for creating the base logo is not included in this tutorial. Instead, we are going to take the base logo and add that cool “line gradient” effect that you see inside the actual letters. This gives the text an old-school or vintage feel to it. This look is prevalent in wood engraving and sign lettering. Here are some more examples: So in order to get this effect, we will need both Adobe Illustrator CS2 or higher and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the kind of effect we are going to create. Step 1: Prepare your base logo or typeface. We will use our Dragonforce Logo as our base, but you can simply use your favorite font. 1a: Open up Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 1b: Create your base text (just type something out using a bold font) Conclusion: Typography is Sexy: Part 1. Lately I have been surfing around vi.sualize.us and last night I was totally inspired by some really sexy use of typography.
Since there was so much to show, I have decided to break it up into a few different parts – so stay tuned for some more sexy type! If you have some great examples, shoot them my way and I will try my best to include them in part 2. Hopefully this will inspire you to use type in many different ways. You can check out Part 2 here. Christopher Allen Fabiano Hikaru MrBadger – Deviant Art Albert Pereta Via – The Trendy Girl Sam Mallett Shaz Madani Debra Bishop – Blueprint Really Delicious Box Detail Via Flickr Hyperakt Design Group Winter Queen Poster Rob Millington MrBadger via Deviant Art.