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Unusual Fonts

Unusual Fonts

50 Examples of Vintage Typography Vintage art reminds us of a time when we were dependent less on technology and more on skill and technique. But we cannot compare the typography of 100 years ago to that of today, with the arrival of so many new typefaces, new ways to create fonts as well as new ways to get our artwork out into the world. Even though the application of typography has evolved so much from a century ago until now, the most common use of typography continues to be for ads, store signs, and logos. Below, you will find 50 typographic examples that exhibit a range of artistic styles from the last 100 years or so. What are your thoughts on vintage typography? Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us Brand identity style guides from around the world This is great! The University of Connecticut has a nice one designed by Peter Good. Web and link to PDF version. Peter did a great job of differentiating the three identities a university typically has. – The academic and marketing identity (what most would think of as the main identity). – The athletics or mascot identity. UConn has a pretty simple color palette but, many academic systems also include extra Pantone colors to be used for marketing or just for the presidential or university seal (gold, etc.). Stanford University just redid their system too! I also like Vanderbilt University’s.

Scanning Around With Gene: The Old Way of Photo Retouching I’ve never been much of an artist, though I did, early in my career, have several opportunities to do some basic black and white photo retouching — mostly taking out a background, fixing a flaw or trying to tone down glare from reflected light. These tasks were done back then not on the computer, but with a set of special photo-retouch paints and a variety of fine brushes. Sometimes in a pinch we’d use a black Sharpie or a soft pencil. In those days you did whatever was necessary to achieve your final result, regardless of how bad it looked on the original. Fortunately, reproduction quality wasn’t what it is today and you could cover up a host of flaws when making a halftone in the process camera. After reading the article about retouching photos, I decided to devote this column to the art of retouching as it was done pre-Photoshop. Technique was, and still is, key to successful retouching. Some basics never change.

THE GRUMPY CAT ART PROJECT AT LOWE MILL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT! | Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment How do you show to the world the incredible diversity of talent that inhabits Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment? We asked ourselves that question two months ago and realized that the best solution was to challenge our artists to take on one specific subject using their own unique mediums and distinct styles. And what better subject could there be than the Internet’s most famous feline? Over thirty of Lowe Mill’s 100+ studios contributed to the project, with works ranging from painting to sculpture, to rug-hooking, to stained glass and chainmail. The works will be on display here on for you to enjoy anytime, but you will also have the chance to BID on your favorite works in our ONLINE AUCTION. The online auction at will begin May 27th and end at 11pm on May 31st. We celebrate the auction with a public art reception at our facility on May 31st from 6-9pm. Connect with Lowe Mill If you enjoyed seeing Sir Grumpsalot you can’t miss seeing Judson’s other work. Wow!

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Oh Beautiful Beer Peerless Drawings of Karla Mialynne The artist Karla Mialynne lives and works in the United States. In order to create highly realistic drawings, she uses colored pencils, acrylic paints and markers. Carl puts her illustrations on her Instagram account. You can see these wonderful paintings, along with pencils and markers that are needed to create the images. I propose you to enjoy Karla Mialynne’s amazing drawings and get inspired