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Panton Font Designed by FontFabric

Type Hero #8: Panton Font & Icon Family by FontFabric

Panton 'Modern and Geometric Type System', by FontFabric, is another super font family that I have just purchased over on MyFonts. 

The best bit is that the current sale price of Panton is a measly £18,00, compared to it's usual price of £179.99.

FontFabric: "The Panton font family includes 34 weights - 9 uprights with 9 italics and 16 icon sets as a bonus. It is characterized by excellent legibility in both - web & print design areas, well-finished geometric designs, optimized kerning, excellent web-font performance and legibility etc.

Inspired by the classic grotesque typefaces - Panton has his own unique style in expressed perfect softened geometric forms.

The font family is most suitable for headlines of all sizes, as well as for text blocks that come in both maximum and minimum variations. Panton font styles are applicable for any type of graphic design in web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos."

 

For just £18 you get: 34 styles, 9 uprights, 9 italics PLUS a whopping 16 icon sets!

Panton is clean, nicely shaped lovely styled font, and in the thicker weights has a nice softness to the edges and corners. It's slightly narrower than the typical san-serif fonts, so would be good for longer worded brand names in a logo design, for example.

 

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 Panton Icons: 4 sets, 16 fonts, 816 icons

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Type Hero for Logo Designers

Type Hero is where I pick out certain fonts and typefaces that I find particularly cool, useful, charming, endearing, value for money etc. For the most part the font choices will be geared towards styles that I feel would work well in a logo and brand identity design scenario.

MyFonts has become a steady source of font inspiration, so many will be sourced from there, but I will also highlight fonts direct from font foundries when possible.

Worth noting, I think, that all Type Hero suggestions are based on fonts I have myself purchased. I am indeed: talking the walk, and walking the talk.






Kit Kat Logo Design in Chinese

6 Famous Brand Logos Adapted to Chinese by Stephen Wright & Niek van Wigerder

This is a pretty extraordinary brand logo project we have here. These Chinese brand logos were developed and translated by, Stephen Paul Wright, and his illustrator Friend, Niek van Wigerder.

They are a Shanghai-based creative team, and set out to, as a fun side-project, to reinterpret six Western brand logo designs into Chinese characters, whilst retaining the original look, feel and essence of the original logo.

I can't begin to think how much patience and time this project took, not to mention the challenges with English-Chinese translation with basic words, let alone uniquely styled brand logos, often with custom typefaces etc. Brand colours, containers, such as the Kit Kat one are a giveaway, but the New York Times is far harder to work out, at least it was for me.

I'd actually be really curious to see each one of these in black & white, and without the stylised backgrounds, then see if they are any less obvious. Stephen? :)

You can view the entire project over on their Behance site: https://www.behance.net/gallery/Chinese-adaptations-of-famous-brand-logos/

The New York Times Logo Design in Chinese

Sega Logo Design in Chinese

Mars Logo Design in Chinese

Intel Logo Design in Chinese

Walt Disney Logo Design in Chinese

Stephen and Niek: "China is where every major brand wants to be right now, but western brands regularly fail to find continuity of their visual identity when reinterpreted to Chinese characters.

Coca Cola’s distinctive logo is recognisable worldwide, even when interpreted into non-latin script such as Arabic, Thai or Chinese. Despite having official Chinese names, many Western brands shy away from reinterpreting their logo into Chinese for fear of diminishing their brand identity."

Behind the Scenes of the 6 Chinese Brand Logos

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Extracting shapes from the Latin typeface helped us piece together the Chinese characters without loosing the look and feel of the original font.

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We analysed the individual letter forms highlighting distinguishing features such as ligature, swashes and flourishes.

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We started by creating a shortlist of typography-based logos. We excluded any logos containing distinctive iconography or emblems as we wanted our Chinese logos to be recognisable from the letterforms alone.






Glober font by Font Fabric

 

Glober font by Font Fabric

Glober font by Font Fabric

Glober font by Font Fabric

Some of the offers on Myfonts are simply ludicrous. When you consider HOW much effort, skill, passion goes into the research and development of just one font, let alone a complete typeface family, it does make me wonder how on earth they can sell the complete Glober Sans-Serif Type System: 18 weights, for (currently) £11.60 which is 90% off their recommended pricing.

This is a great type family to get your hands on: a beautiful selection of fonts—I'm particularly drawn to the thin/light and heavier weights—for such a stupid amount of money.

Font Fabric: "The Glober font family includes 18 weights – nine uprights with nine italics. It is characterized by excellent legibility in both – web & print design areas, well-finished geometric designs, optimized kerning, excellent web-font performance and legibility etc.

Inspired by the classic grotesque typefaces – Glober has his own unique style in expressed perfect softened geometric forms.

The font family is most suitable for headlines of all sizes, as well as for text blocks that come in both maximum and minimum variations. Glober font styles are applicable for any type of graphic design in web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos."

Glober font by Font Fabric

Type Hero for Logo Designers

Type Hero is where I pick out certain fonts and typefaces that I find particularly cool, useful, charming, endearing, value for money etc. For the most part the font choices will be geared towards styles that I feel would work well in a logo and brand identity design scenario.

MyFonts has become a steady source of font inspiration, so many will be sourced from there, but I will also highlight fonts direct from font foundries when possible.

Worth noting, I think, that all Type Hero suggestions are based on fonts I have myself purchased. I am indeed: talking the walk, and walking the talk.






public gothic font

Here's some tasty visual inspiration for a Sunday afternoon for you. In terms of nailing the marking and promotion of their vintage style font, Antrepo sort of hit it smack bang middle of the head.

Awesome graphic design work, not to mention superb vintage style typography to really drive home the visual message of their font: Public Gothic.

Those vintage style cans are so perfect: the colours, the layout, the distress, everything about the graphic design is spot-on. If you don't have your own copy of the Public Gothic Typeface family, then seriously think about getting it at the following link: http://www.antreposhop.com/product/public-gothic-font-family

It's certainly a worthwhile addition to your vintage typeface collection. Here are some of the details:

Public Gothic
Font Family (5 fonts)

It is little industrial, little vintage, little condensed, little bold.
Public Gothic is our new retro typeface! PB family members are PG Square, PG Vintage, PG Circular, PG Federal, PG Little and Italic variation of PG Square, PG Circular, PG Little. It's compatible with any OS system.

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