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November 12, 2009

House M.D. Helvetica TV Series Poster

House M.D. Helvetica TV Poster

Continuing my series of Helvetica based TV and Movie posters (Silence of the Lambs and Stargate Atlantis), I proudly bring you House M.D. once of my most watched TV shows. Love the character, love the acting, the humour, the banter and the various personality conflicts.

From watching Hugh doing is early comedy with Stephen Fry, it’s great to see how well he adapted to a more serious, but quirky roll.…

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November 4, 2009

The Keyboarder Logo Design – Just For Kicks

Some logo and typographic foolishness. A ‘spin off’ idea from a ‘legit’ logo project called ‘Fifty Two Keys’. Where the obvious subject matter of piano keys etc seemed to be unavoidable. During the project, several other ‘fun’ ideas came about.

The Keyboarder

Just a cute triple meaning of the letter ‘Y’ to form a ‘evening dressed gentlemen’ in the style of several piano keys. Blood spray to infer some ‘dastardly deads’.…

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November 2, 2009

Public Gothic Font Family – Free Beta Download

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Public Gothic Font Family

If you don’t yet follow the incredible A2592 blog, then you are likely missing out on some real neat stuff. Like this new font for example, of which they have kindly made available a free Beta release until the commercial version comes out. So grab it now before the Beta ends.

Image Credit from A2592.

Font Licence

Antrepo free fonts are free to use in all your designs.…

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November 1, 2009

Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster Giveaway

Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster

I have one of these marvelous typographic posters, based on the periodic table,  to give to one random soul. The designer, Camdon Wilde clearly onto a classy winner has now come up with version 2, in a stylish black and silver version.

Link & Photo Credits

Poster article originally found on FPO : For Print Only ‘Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster‘.…

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October 28, 2009

Typodarium 2010 Typographic Calendar

Just got my hands on three of these Typodarium 2010 Calenders from Verlad Hermann Schmidt Mainz, a very nicely packaged and compact desk typographic calendar. However, I certainly realise three is a bit greedy for one person, hence I will have two to giveaway very shortly.

Something about ripping sheets out of a book I find mildly fun. Half tempted to start ripping them out even before the 2010 starts, must focus more on my new Silly Putty instead.…

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October 13, 2009

Goudy Bookletter Font – Free Open Source Font for Download

Goudy Blackletter Font

Goudy Bookletter by Barry Schwartz

Goudy Bookletter 1922 is another open source font from The League of Movable Type, one of my favourite font web sites. It is available for download below. This font is based on Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle.

A few words from the designer : Why I think Kennerley Oldstyle is beautiful: In making this font, I discovered that Kennerley fits together tightly and evenly with almost no kerning.

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October 3, 2009

The Best Logo Designs Created by You – Part 1

printandpixels logo design

This is the first part of an ongoing logo design series. Showcasing a collection of logos and brand marks, self submitted by a bunch of freelance designers and creative folk in many creative areas. These logo designs are not random. They are the designs created by the designers themselves. These are the logos each designer here feels is their best design, for any number of reasons.

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September 25, 2009

LetterCase – The First Social Font Manager

LetterCase – The First Social Font Manager

Pinched this type story from Font72, as I feel it warrants being mentioned and commented on. Putting aside the beautiful artwork on the Lettercase website, I am intrigued by this idea of sharing, collaborating and finding fonts with your ‘special’ friends and work colleagues.

Can’t find much more about LetterCase, so I have signed up to be part of the Beta trial.…

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September 23, 2009

League Gothic Font – Free Open Source Font for Download

League Gothic by The League of Moveable Type

League Gothic is a revival of an old classic, Alternate Gothic No.1. It was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company (ATF) in 1903. The company went bankrupt in 1993. And since the original typeface was created before 1923, the typeface is in the public domain.

The League of Movable Type, one of my favourite font web sites thus decided to re design it for the open-source community.…

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