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This free font: Apple-Sans-Adjectives is certainly quite fun, and intriguing, but not so sure on the practical side of things

Apple-Sans-Adjectives was designed by @madebyslurpp & @Rich_Cahill, and they have kindly made this font available as a freed download in many formats, with instructions on how to install and use it.

AppleSansAdjectives Free Font Poster Sheet

 

Visit http://appleadjectiv.es/ to Download Apple-Sans-Adjectives and also the Steve Jobs Posters

Graphic Design Type Posters-using Famous Steve Jobs Speeches

Apple-Sans-Adjectives Using Steve Jobs' Speeches

You can see the full effect of the font in the two posters that were designed using 2 famous speeches by Steve Jobs: The iPhone Keynote Speech of 2007, and the Stanford Commencement Address of 2005.

Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Steve Jobs Stanford Speech Poster Free Font

Steve Jobs' iPhone Keynote Speech of 2007

Steve Jobs iPhone Keynote Speech 2007 Poster

How to Install AppleSans Adjectives

Step 1

Upload contents of the zip file to your web server's public directory. For example:www.yourdomain.com/css/webfont/

Step 2

Add contents of styles.css to your site's style sheet.

Step 3

Make sure you adjust the paths in code fromstyles.css to reflect the relative path on your server.
For this example you need to prepend/css/webfont/ to all src url definitions. Like this:
@font-face { font-family: 'AppleSansAdjectives'; src: url('/css/webfont/AppleSansAdjectives.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), url('/css/webfont/AppleSansAdjectives.woff') format('woff'), url('/css/webfont/AppleSansAdjectives.ttf') format('truetype'), url('/css/webfont/AppleSansAdjectives.svg#AppleSansAdjectives') format('svg'); font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; }

AppleSansAdjectives Font Installation




Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster Designed by Oliver Gareis

This Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster has to be one of the best graphic design tributes I've seen in a while. Oliver Gareis has done an outstanding job of mixing and matching a whole bunch of typographic styles, into something really rather elegant and stylish.

In basic type theory (using more than a few font styles in one layout etc) it should be a mess, but it just seems to work so well.

It might not be to everyones taste, but I love it.

You must go over to Oliver's Behance profile: Steve Jobs Famous Quote Typography to view the original project, and to also watch a time lapse video of the posters development.

Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster

Oliver explains how this came to be, and how long it took:

About one year ago I started this project, when the agency where I work full time decided that they want to pimp their office.

We brainstormed on what to do, and finally decided to write a quote on the wall of someone who is an inspiration to all of us, namely Steve Jobs.

So I sat down, took some time of reconsidering and picked a truly inspiring quote of him. First, I started drawing everything on paper.

Secondly, I scanned everything and assembled the four A4 sized papers into one piece with Illustrator.

It was a lot of hard work to create this illustration but it was definitely worth it. After I finished the illustration I drew the piece on our office wall.

It took me about 20 days spread over 4 month to finish this drawing. I would really appreciate it if you can take a look on the time lapse video to see my work."

 

Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster

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Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster

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NASA Mars Wanted Posters Designed by NASA

Been meaning to post a link to these NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters for a while, but always something else getting in the way. Finally here we are, as I really do love these posters, and love that animated GIF.

According to NASA, for all those that dream to be a martian:

NASA: Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Be an explorer!

NASA have not just designed these beautiful posters to stir up out imagination, and desire to explore and colonise space, you can download incredibly high resolutions versions, for print, also.

As an example, the high resolution TIF files come in at a whopping 92Mb! The posters are completely free, and can be printed and re-used as you see fit!

Visit Mars Explorers Wanted to download the posters

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Assembly Required To Build Our Future On Mars And Its Moons

Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival? Dare to forge our future with space-age tools - build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we're there.

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Technicians Wanted To Engineer Our Future On Mars

People with special talents will always be in demand for our Journey To Mars. Whether repairing an antenna in the extreme environment of Mars, or setting up an outpost on the moon Phobos, having the skills and desire to dare mighty things is all you need.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Teach On Mars And Its Moons

Learning is out of this world! Learning can take you places you've never dreamed of, including Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. No matter where we live, we can always learn something new, especially with teacher-heroes who guide us on our path, daring us to dream and grow!

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Surveyors Wanted To Explore Mars And Its Moons

Have you ever asked the question, what is out there? So have we! That curiosity leads us to explore new places like Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos. Just what lies beyond the next valley, canyon, crater, or hill is something we want to discover with rovers and with humans one day too.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Farmers Wanted For Survival On Mars

Got a green thumb? This one's for you! In space, you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and radishes just like you would find in your summer garden. New ways of growing fresh food will be needed to keep brave explorers alive.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Work The Night Shift On Martian Moon Phobos

Night owls welcome! If you lived on Mars' moon Phobos, you'd have an office with a view, mining for resources with Mars in the night sky. Settlers below on Mars would see Phobos rise and set not once, but twice in one day!

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Explorers Wanted On The Journey To Mars

Hike the solar system's largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky.

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

We Need You

We need many things for our Journey To Mars, but one key piece is YOU!

 




"No. I don't make free logo designs" Poster

Yesterday I received a Tweet that just really irked me. Someone just came out and asked me if I 'made' free logo designs, and if I would, could I DM them.

I think anyone that knows me, or knows of me a little bit, would know that this is the sort of thing that 'fires me up', and provides me a little fun with a return salvo.

 

Even if you don't know me, it would seem common sense that asking such a question is just pretty rude, and disrespectful.

Sure, you never know unless you ask, but if what you are asking is stupid, then you must also expect some kind of reply that will probably not be to your own liking.

I replied to that tweet with this, which I felt was pretty straight talking for me:

Then I read it a few times and it reminded me of a poster I designed a few years back: No. I don't design logos. I pull them out of my ass, and I felt there was some more mileage to get out of that poster format.

Download 'No Free Logo Designs' Graphic Design Poster

So here we are: a revised version of the 'ass poster' still typeset in Helvetica, now targeting anyone who'd dare ask for a 'free logo design'.

I love graphic design; oh the freedom.

Feel free to download and print it etc.

The ZIP file contains: PDF & editable Adobe Illustrator .ai files in case you want to change the colours, but please don't remove my name and details from the bottom. Ta.

No. I don't make free logo designs poster No I Don't make free Logo designs Graphic Design Poster

No I Don't make free Logo designs Graphic Design Poster




Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg

'Around the World' - Colourful Modern Vintage Posters Designed by Bo Lundberg

"Around the world, cities and countries" is the full title for these gloriously colouful modern vintage posters, designed by the talented Swedish illustrator, Bo Lundberg.

These 1960's Swedish inspired posters make me feel so happy when looking at them, and I was immediately drawn to them when I first spotted them on Bo's Pinterest board.

I'm also taken back to the gorgeous 1960's Air Canada poster that I posted a while back, when I see these posters from Bo. That's a very good thing by the way.

Around the world, cities and countries: Every now and then Bo tries to find time to come up with interpretations of different cities and countries.

He first imagined that he was a designer during the sixties who had been commissioned to design travel posters.

And if I'm not mistaken, that could quite well be Helvetica…

 

Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg

Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg

Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg 1960's Swedish inspired Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg 1960's Swedish inspired Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg 1960's Swedish inspired Country Graphic Design Poster by Bo Lundberg

60's inspired posters by Swedish illustrator and graphic designer Bo Lundberg. More here.




No. I Don't Design Logos Poster

No. I Don't Design Logos - Ass Poster Updated

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters

A refresh to my old favourite poster, "No. I don't design logos, I pull them out of my ass.", which is available for download in various styles.

Still makes me smirk when I see this, and think of the time when the idea for the poster came to mind. It was after a couple of challenging of client conversations about the logo design process, and I'd just about given up the will to live.

This poster gave me an outlet to purge my frustrations.

I have filled out the design with larger text with emphasis on ass. I think the reference to ass was lost on some; it's a nod to some peoples perception of what competent logo design involves as well as reaffirming that the buttocks are indeed a source for all your logo designs.

Added a mono version as well for all you purists.

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters




Graphic Design Posters

40 Pantone Superhero and Villains Color Swatch Poster

Some time ago I posted: 9 RGB Inspired Posters for Superhero's by Gidi Vigo, which was a pretty simple, but rather neat idea.

Gidi then had the idea of expanding this idea of linking Pantone colours with those representative of many more comic book superheros and villains.

So in this next poster, Gidi has created one poster with 40 individual Pantone swatches that are neatly tied in with the colours best associated with comic book superheros and villains.

Graphic Design Color Swatch Poster Graphic Design Color Swatch Poster




OOutlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

Outlaw (IronMan) Triathlon Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

Outlaw Triathlon Logo Design

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Typographic Posters Designed by Andrianna Curtis

These Outlaw Triathlon typographic posters, designed by Andrianna Curtis, are far too cool to be kept to a FaceBook Group page, which is where I found them.

Admittedly, it's a bit of a specialised area, not everyone would have heard of the Outlaw Triathlon brand (full IronMan distance triathlon: 2.4m Swim, 112m Bike and 26.2 Run), but when I saw Adrianna's post up on the Outlaw FaceBook Group Page showing these beautiful personalised typographic posters, I just had to share.

Adrianna personalises each one with the Outlaw's competitors name, using the format of the Outlaw logo. Many triathletes who compete in the 'original' IronMan races will actually get a tattoo of the IronMan brand logo (M dot), as a permanent reminder of the gruelling effort and numerous sacrifices they've had to endure. Not all of them very tastefully done, it has to be said.

Anywho, If I'd done the Outlaw, and I know 2 people from the Brighton Tri Club (that I'm a member of), that did do it, I'd certainly hire Adrianna to do one of these for me.

Get Your Own Personalised Outlaw or IronMan Poster

If you come across this post, and did the Outlaw Triathlon, and also any IronMan Triathlon (Adrianna also does personalised IronMan designs), then you can find her on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287319678021088/permalink/958467674239615/?pnref=story#

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis

 

Outlaw Triathlon (IronMan) Personalised Typographic Posters by Andrianna Curtis




Typethos Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson

Typethos: Thoughts on Type from Type People by Bill Dawson

This is a wonderful collection of typographic themed quotes, sayings, musings from a number of prolific type people. All of these have been curated, and wonderfully presented, by Bill Dawson from XK9

Bill Dawson from XK9: "Typethos was inspired by a career-long appreciation of the work of expert type designers and typographers. I was motivated by a desire to share genuine wit and wisdom on type and typography.

Lately, I’ve been witness to dubious authority that shares too much drivel and nonsense on the topic of typography. Rather than decry that ignorance and misinformation, I decided to put my energy to this sincere appreciation—to share ideas and voices of those who create great type."

There are some real gems in this massive collection ('I've just pinched a handful, believe it or not, from Bill's Behance project), and one that just makes me laugh is: "Don't work for assholes.", which comes from the mouth of Erik Spiekermann

Another obvious favourite for me is: "Helvetica is the sweatpants of typefaces.", for which John Boardley is responsible for.

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how do you feel when there is no coffee?  depresso

how do you feel when there is no coffee? depresso.

This just really hit-the-spot. Found on Boldomatic, which has to be my favouritist (I know favouritist is now a legit word) new Apple iOS app in some time. Boldomatic is such a simple idea, and the clincher is how it's been wrapped up and delivered in such a genius and aesthetically gorgeous iOS app design.

Here's my Boldomatic Profile: http://boldomatic.com/view/writer-feed/thelogosmith

I actually came across Boldomatic through an image I repinned on Pinterest, which you might have seen: "A yawn is a silent scream for coffee." I didn't realise it was from Boldomatic, and simply through it was just a great quip created in Photoshop or Illustrator.

A yawn is a silent scream for coffee

Boldomatic iOS App

The whole app—which is free—looks and feels gorgeous, and just begs you to keep playing with it. The interface is Big and Bold, Cean and Precise.

Boldomatic iOS App on iTunes

Such fun being able to post random thoughts, the challenge of trying to come up with that one genius quip, quote, statement, all whilst packaging it up and sharing/pinning it to your favourite social networks, or simply keep it a private thought. I guess try not to take it too seriously, not everyone has the ability to come up with hilarious one-liners time and time again, so I'll be just posting what I like, without second guessing myself too much.

The image that is shared is an extra large jpg that comes in at a size of 1024x1024px, so plenty big enough to really make a statement, or ensure that the quality is actually worth sharing, say on Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr etc.

I've only just started combing through the many Boldomatic posts, but here are just a couple of the ones I like:

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I believe in Dog.