Barcodes grace almost every product for sale. Given how much package real estate they command, why shouldn't they look cool? Since 2005, D-Barcode has been creating custom barcodes for a mostly Japanese clientele. They've even begun selling their wares to anyone who wants to license them, starting at $1,500 for the design, and $200 a year for licensing. A custom or exclusive use code will run upwards of $4,000--but given that companies spend millions on designing a single package, why don't we see more detailed thinking like this?
Mar 25 2010 By János Rácz Typography is said to be the backbone of web design, but it’s also considered art all by itself. And, let’s face it, most designers are obsessed with it. No surprise then that in the right hands it can be very powerful.
While Slanted #13 dealt with contemporary and historical humanist grotesque fonts, Slanted #14 – Grotesque 2 focuses on current fonts that are in tradition of Lineal, Neo- or Geometric Grotesque. They mainly have their origins in the time of the turn of 19th to 20th century. In 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed the Royal Grotesque with four weights for the Königlich-Preußische Akademie zu Berlin, from which developed the Akzidenz Grotesque in 1918.