I’ve been admiring Craig Redman‘s work for a while now, so it’s about time I showcase some of his great work. Australian born, now living and working in New York City, Craig’s work is bright, bold and exuberant – filled with thick strokes, geometric patterns and deceptively minimal compositions. If you aren’t familiar with Darcel, arguably his most known character, do yourself a favor a watch some of the incredibly witty and fun animations as Darcel and his friends travel the world and visit events like London Fashion Week. I also really love his Portraits series, especially his illustrations of Kanye West and Keith Harring – colorful characters that still manage to convey real emotion and human qualities.
Visit Craig Redman’s portfolio here.
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NYC’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art announced today the addition of 23 “digital” fonts to it’s permanent Architecture and Design Collection. Why is this important you may ask? It signifies a great moment for type designers and typography enthusiasts everywhere as “digital” or commercially available fonts are included alongside artwork and design milestones of the 20th (and 21st) Century, acknowledging their ubiquity and popularity as well as their aesthetic beauty and the craftsmanship of the foundries that produced them. Gotham, Didot, OCR-A and Big Caslon (all used in the graphic above) were selected along with 19 others and will be celebrated and on display at the upcoming Standard Deviations show, opening March 2nd.
Read more about MoMA’s acquisitions and upcoming show here.
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Tagged art, digital, font, fonts, modern, moma, NYC, technology, typeface, typography
Portland, Oregon’s Always With Honor is a duo of digital illustrators that create outstanding icons, graphs and other visual ephemera for esteemed publications like The New York Times, GOOD Magazine, Esquire and lots more. What I find so fascinating about their work is their ability to distill information down to it’s simplest, most essential parts. Their iconography works even at the smallest sizes, proving it’s effectiveness, while their large scale illustrations are often clever and intelligent without coming across as pretentious or fussy. Not an easy feat.
See their portfolio, and get some great items in their gift shop here.
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Pilot pens are old school, but they have found a clever way of keeping relevant in today’s digital world. The recently launched PilotHandwriting.com is a site where you print out a templated sheet, write in your own handwritten alphabet, hold it up to your webcam and the website does the rest, digitizing and then allowing you to use your very own handwriting to send personal emails, within a Pilot themed image of course.
My only gripe with this is why can’t I download this font for personal use after I am done? If it’s already been created, then just allow the user to take the font home with them afterwards? I understand the need to keep the tool branded and hopefully have repeat visits, but this kind of device is a gimmick, one designed to spread word about the product and not exactly a destination that people will visit time and time again.
Visit Pilot Handwriting here and make your own font.
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Tagged culture, design, digital, fonts, handwritten, interactive, typography