Netherland based Frontstand was introduced just a few days ago at TYPO Berlin and aims to be the iTunes of Fonts. Fontstand has created a Mac OS X app that allows users to test drive fonts from 20 international type foundries and independent designers for an hour at no charge. Fonts can then be rented for 30-day periods at 10 percent of the purchase price, with no location-based restrictions. This is fantastic!
Type a word into this browser window and see it extrude into 4D. Hit ‘space’ to pause animation and then scroll to rotate type object. Filed under “I enjoyed playing with this for the last 5 minutes”.
Love the design and message of this UGMONK shirt: Minimize. I might call that the theme of 2015.
Hand printed poster by Anthony Burrill – a daily reminder to stay curious. Framed in Portland in a black matte metal frame.
I consider Steve Powers a Brooklyn typography superhero. The building featured in this video is directly outside my apartment building. It makes me smile every time I walk by.
Love this Retro Diner/Movie Board by Goodwin + Goodwin. Each board comes with a set of clear plastic alphabet letters, numbers and symbols that can be used to create any combination of words you want, fits 14 characters approx and the clear plastic letters simply slot in.
Inspired by folk art wall hangings of the late 19th century, Three Potato Four’s Home Sweet Home Banners are printed on imported Belgian linen mounted on solid birch dowels fitted with hanging waxed twine.
Designer Tom Williams filmed two gentlemen road painters painting a bus stop. They show some mad lettering skills! You’d think they’d use a pencil but they don’t.
“A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”
Love this felt-on-felt typographic illustration by Debbie Millman of David Foster Wallace’s timeless wisdom. The artwork is available as a print, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.