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9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You

9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You
Type design is a growing field these days, from beautiful labels for beer and coffee to custom typography, type designers have a lot to work with. In this post we feature some of the top type designers from around the world. Some are amazing new type designers, others have been around for a while. They are the creators of beautiful logos, awesome labels, and creative typographic layouts. Some have been featured in typography magazines, major news publications, & adobe forums across the world. Scroll down and discover the world of type design, custom lettering, & calligraphy with these amazing type designers & letterers. 1. Sean McCabe (aka Sean Wes) is an extraordinary type designer. 2. Jordan Metcalf is a type designer from the lovely city of Cape Town, South Africa. 3. Nick Slater the extraordinaire! 4. Claire Coullon is an independent designer from the Czech Republic. 5. 6. Dana Tanamachi is by far one of the most unique and talented type designers. 7. 8. 9. About The Author

10 Inspirational Typography Posters Typography should inspire. Motivate one to create. Shine a light to a dark corner and uplift a broken spirit. I hope these designs inspire you in your next project or assignment. “As the saying goes, type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.” Matthew Carter All images below link to the full-sized image for a better view. “Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing.” “Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination, and guided by rules and readability. “Wouldn’t it be interesting if there were only one typeface in the world? “Most people think typography is about fonts. “Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.”El Lizzitsky “Typography needs to be audible. “Faces of type are like men’s faces. “You cannot understand typography and typefaces without knowledge and you can’t keep that knowledge for only yourself.

thepostmansknock I’d like to state as a matter of fact that hand-drawn banners are the chic design element right now, and their applications are limitless. One stroll around Whole Foods will tell you they look great on chalkboards. Many hip blogs {though … come to think of it, not mine} feature them to draw your attention to this, that, or the other. The Arch Banner: To create an arch banner, start with a curved line. Extend a line down from the right side, about 0.5″ long. From the bottom of that line, draw a curved bottom line that’s parallel to your top line. “Seal it”! Now, draw a short horizontal line that starts about 1/4th of the way down on the side of your banner. Draw a line straight down from the end of that line. Finish up this shape by drawing another horizontal line over, and a vertical line up. For the ribbon tail, draw a small, curved line that starts about 1/4th of the way down on the horizontal line that is furthest left. Make a small vertical line down. And add the first half of a V-cut.

Tyrsamisu 1,075 Awesome Free Fonts For Designers - StumbleUpon Share on Twitter109Share on Facebook256Share on Google Plus31Share on Stumbleupon115KShare on Reddit0 This is meta collection of free font lists from various respected design websites. In total there are 24 lists showcasing 1,075 fonts which are all free to download. These font collections are shortlists of the best free fonts of 2013 and 2014 which which will hopefully save you a load of time if you are on the hunt for quality designer typography. The fonts vary in style and are ideal for websites, flyers, brochures, logos and graphic designers. Awwards – 100 Greatest Fonts of 2014 View Fonts Hongkiat’s 100 Must Have Free Fonts CreativeBloq’s 100 Best Free Fonts For Designers Creativeshory’s 75 Best Fonts of 2014 UMagazine’s 60 Free Fonts DesignModo’s 23 Free Fonts – Behance Collection Naldz Graphics’s 40 Best Fonts UMagainze’s 22 Free Fonts for Pro Designers Graphic Design Junction’s 100 Free Fonts For Designers Designer Optimus – 20 Free Best Fonts for 2014 WDL – 12 Best Free Fonts of 2013

Ellen Lupton’s top ten favorite typographic posters of all time 62ands FREE SAMPLE Download the above sample vector file for free. "y" WITH SINCLAIR & AMERICANA ORNAMENTS "s" AMPERSAND WITH GARNER Allver Chromeography - photos of emblems, badges, logos on cars & other objects Alan Kitching Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Alan Kitching is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. Alan Kitching has had solo shows in London and Barcelona, and contributed to various group exhibitions including the Pompidou Centre Paris, the British Library and the Barbican Art Gallery London. In 1994 Alan Kitching was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and elected member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI). Alan is Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts London. Previous clients include: Borough Market, The British Library, Creative Review, D&AD, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, The National Theatre, Penguin Books, The Times, Royal Mail, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scheufelen Paper, Clark's Shoes, Random House,AOL and the Tate Modern