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Helvetica Rubik


The Helvetica Rubik Cube

There have been many Helvetica themed bits n' bobs over the years. Goodness me though, this Helvetica Rubik's cube surely has to be one of the most gloriously creative examples.

The Helvetica Rubik consists of: 36 overall characters covering four of the cubes sides, and the the word Helvetica used on two sides.

Lovely little coincidence that Helvetica is nine letters, otherwise this might not have worked as well as it does.

Such a shame it appears only to be a concept, and as this was a link I submitted to Quipsologies, Arman's comment totally makes sense:

How is this Helvetica Rubik’s Cube, by Txaber, not on Kickstarter with a million dollars in backing in less than 24 hours?

A serious question? Who would NOT back this on Kickstarter?

I'd be interested to see how it would look with, say, different weights of Helvetica for each cube face, so something like: Helvetica Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Heavy & Black.

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As Submitted to Quipsologies #70


My Type of Beer is a fun can of beer can brand project that uses font style names for actual beer brand names, designed by Englishman, Alec Hughes.

My absolute favourite, in terms of general aesthetics, style and boldness, is the Futura Sharp Bold can of beer.

That is very much My Type of Beer can.

If you scroll down a bit you can see the animated gif's that Alec has created for each one as well; cute.

Would love to see some of these minimal beer brand cans created, and personally think that Helvetica should be the next one!

Maybe Alec can take requests, then 3D print them! How cool would that be—that's a statement, not a question.

About Minimal Beer Brands

Alec Hughes: Interpreting typefaces to minimal beer cans. Day long personal project. Exhibited in Chois Gallery Vol. 34, page 144


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Linked On Quipsologies

my type of beer quipsologies is such a simple idea, and will be quite invaluable to logo designers, if you have quite a large font library on your computer.

You simply key in your word, or words, then click 'Load Fonts', and quickly scans your hard drive for all fonts—not just in a specific font library location—and then quickly displays your word/words in all available font styles.

There are a few basic filters and options, such as: lowercase, uppercase or sentence case, font size, and flip between positive and negative display.

Is font selection a real pain?

I find going through my rather large font collection, or just trying to recall what fonts I have and what they look like, really quite a chore.

Trying to remember what all fonts look like, and trying to visualise which ones might work for any given design, is a real pain.

Even using any one of the numerous font management applications, to open and close font after font after font becomes a chore.

I use FontExplorer to manage my font library (you can download a free trial here:, by Linotype, and whilst you can preview each individually selected font, this is still a far cry from the mass display provided by really does provide a super effective way to scan through your entire collection of fonts; to see at a glance which font styles work/don't work, for your particular design. - helping you choose fonts from your font library - helping you choose fonts from your font library - helping you choose fonts from your font library - helping you choose fonts from your font library

kitten free font

It's quite rare to see such an exhaustive typeface family offered up for free, such as this beautiful Kitten Free Font.

There is a considerable restriction however in it's use, and that's this is for Personal Use Only, NOT intended for Commercial Use.

Kitten was a collaborative effort: this multi-weight script family designed by Italian Art Director Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, at Studio Kmzero, (who has a number of other very stylish free fonts available on his Behance site), with the cute cat illustrations, by Isabella Ahmadzadeh, a freelance graphic designer also from Italy.

Where to Download Kitten Free Font

You can obviously see Kitten on Behance, and that's where you'll find the Download link.

About Kitten Free Font

Behance: Kitten is a multi weight script family with a sign painter aestethic and a wide range of variants, alternates and ligatures designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, with cat dingbats designed by Isabella Ahmadzadeh.

Kitten curvy, bold shapes in the regular weight are perfect for logo design and display use, while the clean lighter weights, as well as the Monoline and the condensed Slant variant, are perfect for longer text blocks.

Kitten covers over 40 languages that use the Latin alphabet, with a full range of accents and diacritics.

It comes in five weights and has three style variants: Regular, Slant and Swash. Kitten makes full use of Open Type ligatures to avoid letter clashes in uppercase and provide alternates and a wide array of ligature characters for a more handmade, natural look.

Swashes can be accessed through glyph palette or by typing one to six underscores after the letter. A space followed by one to eight underscores produces different cat silouhettes.

Found on Notes on Design


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Free Font Katana's Edge, designed by Dimitris Bouskos, is one of many many many new free fonts that as graphic designers, we can all be a little grateful for.

The continued generosity of so many graphic and type designers, is what makes our particular line of work so damn brilliant.

The least we can do is to help share, promote, use and give feedback to all these free fonts that seem to be falling from the skies on a pretty continued basis. Amen.

Dimitri's Bouskos: "A grungy, brushy typeface with attitude, designed for punchy titles. Available for free download, enjoy!!"


Free Font Katana's Edge

Download Free Font Katana's Edge

You can find the Download Link for Katana's Edge, at the end of the Bechance Project Page. No hoops to jump through, just a regular quick and easy Dropbox link.

If you like and/or end up using Katana's Edge, then why not head over to Dimitri's Bouskos' Behance profile, and give a Thumbs-Up to the Katana's Edge project.

Nice one.

Found this link on FreeTypography (where else!).


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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 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

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."


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Specimens of Digital Typefaces by The Pyte Foundry

Download Free Fonts and Specimens of Digital Typefaces by The Pyte Foundry

Where can I download free fonts and typefaces? Well, The Pyte Foundry is an interesting, and useful, typographic resource to add to your collection if you like collecting free fonts and typefaces.

You'll no doubt notice that they use 'alternative' spellings on their website, such as: Pyte for Type, Gidital Typefaces for Gigital Typefaces, Fount for Font, Pytographic for Typographic… etc.


Download Free Fonts by The Pyte Foundry


Each consecutive Monday, Mr Ellmer Stefan will release a new font on The Pyte Foundry website, which will be provided for download free-of-charge for a limited time of 7 days, and may be used under the terms stated in their End User License Agreement (PDF).

As you can see from the screenshots, each previous font shows when it was made available, but after 7 days the download link is deactivated.

As of writing this post; No. 28 'Overdose' is the current free font available for download.

This website was found in a retweet by @TypeCache:


The Best of Everything for your Pytographic Needs

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Quickly going back to their alternative approach to spelling, their sign-off on the About page (below) made me smirk: Alas, enjoy! 


The Pyte Foundry: During the course of the year 2016 Ellmer Stefan will release a new Fount of Display Type on this website every consecutive Monday. Each Fount is provided for download free-of-charge for a limited time of 7 days and may be used under the terms stated in theEnd User License Agreement (PDF).

Paying tribute

to the typographic diversity of the 19th century, this project’s aim is not historical accuracy — none of the typefaces are strict revivals of specific typefaces produced in the Victorian era. It is rather a “revival in spirit” indulging into stylistic manifoldness and idiosyncratic hyperbolism.

The digital Founts are generated using a component-based system that globally applies changes made to independently adjustable letter parts, such as stems or serifs.

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This approach mirrors the production methods envisioned for the making of wood types around 1880: in “American Wood Type 1818–1900” historian Rob Roy Kelly refers to a series of inventions byWilliam H. Page using interchangeable modules in the creation of wood type letters enabling the rapid manufacturing of new styles.

The Foundation Collection Fonts from Monotype

The Foundation Collection of 75 Fonts from Monotype for £33

Fonts from Monotype: Are you a budding new graphic designer, or even a more seasoned designer? Looking for some solid and dependable fonts from which to build you typeface collection?

If yes, then this amazing limited time offer of fonts from Monotype ought not to be missed.

For just £33, instead of £330, you'll get a heap of 75 well known fonts to solidify your type library, including but not limited to: Avenir Next, Clarendon BT, Neue Haas Unica, DID Next Slab, Trade Gothic Next, Stemple Garamond and Unit Slab OT etc.

I really would recommend buying these fonts from Monotype if you're looking to some serious graphic designing, as a lot of these will certainly come in useful.

Good graphic design isn't just about using the latest new font; it's about using the font that is best for the job. In many cases: these established fonts are used to good effect, and they'll see you good for years to come.


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Unicode in a Spiral

Spiral Typographic Poster

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Unicode (U0020 to U+AFF) in a Spiral Typographic Poster

This Unicode Spiral Typographic Poster is just IMMENSE in every sense of the word. The original poster (above) measures in around the A3 size, and can be downloaded via this Dropbox link.

The 'full' version below also contains all the Hangul etc glyph's, and the poster measures nearly 1 metre square, with each glyph measuring in at 6 points (2.116666667mm).

You can also download this monster version at this Dropbox link.

Some type of patience must of been needed to put this typographic design together not to mention some half decent computing power. Even on my Apple Pro tower, the PDF of 'full version' took some time to redraw on screen, each glyph drawing itself radiating out from the centre. That would make a fun GIF!

I found this epic work of art: Unicode in a Spiral, over in the Typography section of Reddit, and I think it's worth you going over and leaving a comment for the graphic designer who created it,  Reddit User Cormullion