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December 12, 2010

Mini Crimbo Giveaway #2 – 8Faces Type Magazine 2nd Ed

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Update : The printed edition is now Sold Out, so this is likely your only chance to grab a copy.

8Faces Typographic Magazine Giveaway

I have just 3-4 copies of the current 2nd edition of 8Faces, by Elliot Jay Stocks to give out. As they have just been ordered, they will be dispatched as soon as they are delivered.

It’s easy to enter, just leave a comment with Twitter ID or another way to contact you should you be picked out.

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December 8, 2010

Jean-Luc Typeface Download by Atelier Carvalho Bernau

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From the mouth of Atelier Carvalho Bernau

We were always in love with the title sequence lettering to Godard’s movies “Made in U.S.A.” and “2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle”. On the ocasion of Godard’s 80th birthday (3 December 2010), we are releasing this typeface as a free download.

It is our hommage to Jean-Luc, to the Nouvelle Vague, to Seberg, Karina, Faithfull & Cie., and a birthday gift for all “enfants de Marx et de Coca-Cola.”

Font Description

Jean-Luc is free downloadable font.…

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December 3, 2010

The Evolution of Typography Infographic

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A beautiful typography infographic charting the evolution of type styles created for WebDesignLedger by Finer Hosting. Visit the original post to see it full size.

Highlighting the basic differences between various styles of typefaces like Humanist, Transitional, Geometric, Script, Modern etc.

Found Via ImRog.

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November 26, 2010

Hero Font from Fontfabric – Free to download

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Fontfabric are always pumping quality fonts and some of these are free. The latest free font is HERO and is a beautifully smooth, clean and rounded font.

Hero is a great choice when  you need to create a friendly, sincere yet stylish feel to your designs.

Available in 2 weights, Hero Light and Hero Bold.

Download Hero via Fontfabric.

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November 8, 2010

Logo Process – Brokers Direct Insurance Logo Design

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This logo process post is for the Brokers Direct identity design. An online insurance company, offering quick, friendly and low cost insurance for landlords, tenants, vacant property, homeowners, students, commercial properties.

The main benefit is that Brokers Direct cut out the middle man and remove the frustration of dealing with other, more overwhelming online companies. They were one of the first companies to cover people over the internet.…

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October 17, 2010

Making Geometric Type Work by Ian Moore

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If you are into designing type, creating the odd set of letters and words for logo designs and display pieces, this excellent article by Ian Moore should be bookmarked.

It covers the most crucial aspects when designing any kind of geometric type, details that are often not considered at the beginning, but make all the difference when applied.

A small clip from the article:

For graphic designers beginning to experiment in type design, a geometric or modular typeface is a natural starting point.

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July 21, 2010

The FontFeed covers the issue of Free Fonts

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I have covered the issue of free fonts a number of times on my blog and on Twitter. In fact, just a week or so ago I tweeted to “treat free fonts with caution, and that if you use a poorly designed free font and you are being paid by the client, you are doing yourself and the client a great disservice.” I would go as far as saying that if you are being paid for the logo and you use a poorly designed free font, you are not acting responsibly.

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July 6, 2010

Fun and Games with Font Licensing

Had an interesting question emailed to me by a designer by the name of Vaughan on  font licencing. It was asked…

“When creating a logo or design piece for a client, and you need a typeface which you don’t own, do you buy it and invoice the client or something else? If the former, do you then give them the typeface and remove it from your collection or is there an agreement that you can retain it’s use for other projects?

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July 1, 2010

Bored with Gotham Typeface? Here Are Some Fonts Like Gotham Style Consider

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No doubt Gotham is one beautiful font, but with that accolade comes the expected flood of Gotham influenced designs. It’s not really a font you can get bored with, but it can be over used. Did you know that GQ magazine were responsible for the initial commission of the Gotham typeface? Fact via Wikipedia.

It’s not just Gotham or Gotham, there are a number of equally stunning fonts that share a similar initial look and feel, not talking identical here.

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June 12, 2010

Logo Process – Apple & Eve [nude] Identity Development

This logo process post is for a rather tantalising company called Apple & Eve. The client, was in fact a repeat client, my first logo for them was the Illumina logo design, so it’s always nice when a client comes back for more.

Initial Thoughts

I’ll be honest, when I first heard the name I did wonder how I could be able to really do this justice.

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