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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tapeography

Turkish designer Ersinhan Ersin has developed an alphabet made completely of cassette tapes. He has coined the typographic project tapeography.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:53 am  

Friday, July 24, 2009

One day bleeds into the next

Add a little ink to this wall calendar and the days will reveal themselves throughout the month. An added bonus is that each month showcases a different color.

So far, it’s part of an art exhibition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, but we’re thinking that if this brilliant design concept is accurate enough, it might be a popular fixture in hipster cribs worldwide.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:33 am  

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fluff: Helvetica Destroyed

H (helvetica) from filnug on Vimeo.

Dig this performance piece by Swiss Designer Filippo Nugara that expresses his feelings about Helvetica.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:05 am  

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hand Made Fonts

A few months back we posted about Estonia-based company HandMadeFont and their wacky approach to developing custom type. They’ve just released another series that is worth a look. Head over to their website for a peak.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:11 pm  

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Driving Type

iQ font – When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

Two typographers (Pierre & Damien) and a pro race pilot (Stef van Campenhoudt) collaborated to design a font with a car. The car movements were tracked using a custom software, designed by interactive artist Zachary Lieberman.

Download the Font here.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:58 am  

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Graffiti Taxonomy

Artist Evan Roth, collected 2,400 individual graffiti tags from all over Paris for his new project called Graffiti Taxonomy. Evan explains that “the sets are not intended to display the “best” graffiti tags in Paris, but rather aim to highlight the diversity of forms ranging from upper case to lowercase, simple to complex and legible to cryptic.”

Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

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“The ten most commonly used letters by Paris graffiti writers were identified for further (more…)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Type Manual for your iPhone

We caught wind of this new application (The Typographic Manual) via Design Observer. There is enough content to fill a 60 page book. Enough said! Find out more about the features here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:50 pm  

Friday, July 3, 2009

Clean Type

Wash up with typography soap!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fluff: Sex Typography

The July, Sex Special, issue of Wallpaper is out. The example above is of Airside’s Malika Favre new sexy typeface specially made for the July issue.

“I kept my favourite letter—the G—and explored different ways to design the rest,” says Favre. “I feel that the poses are more sophisticated but the spirit remains the same: sexy Amazons exploring the joys of foreplay.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:16 am  

Friday, June 12, 2009

Everything Flows

Detail:

Dutch architecture firm i29 uses typography as their basis for Panta Rhei, a public school in Amstelveen.

i29 says: ‘We think in structures and rhythms and not in taste or style. You can look at it as music which deals with harmony and contrast. One tone is not unconnected to the next and silence is essential.’

From Press Release:
In the design for the new accommodations of public school Panta Rhei in Amstelveen (NL) there is a lot of attention on the balance between freedom and a sense of security. Snelder Architecten realised a building with many open multifunctional spaces where students can make themselves familiar with the teaching material. The interior design by i29 links up with that perfectly and gives the spaces an identity that connects with the students’ environment and addresses them directly and personally. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:55 am  
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