Archive for May, 2008

Typographic Wallpapers from AisleOne

AisleOne is a blog specialized in typography, graphic design and minimalism. Apart from great inspirational posts they also offer a couple of amazing typographic wallpapers.

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Featured Artist: John Latham

The UK-based designer and freelancer John Latham has it all: beautiful work and the greatest identity name ever. He works under the alias “Monkeysee Monkeydesign” and his art is influenced a great deal by Scott Hansen (iso50). Many artists try to recreate this style, but John really managed to capture the retro feel of it without giving the impression of a simple rip-off. As well as being a master at typographic design Latham, who only started in 2006, has a great sense for colours.

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16 Ultra Bold, Techno Style, Fonts for free

So here we are again with the free fonts list. Today I have restricted myself to ultra bold, techno style, fonts. I didn’t really know what to call them. Some might describe the fonts as retro or disco. The block letters are ideal for poster graphics. I bet you have all seen the amazing video of D.A.N.C.E by Justice. It offers a great illustration on how you can use this kind of fonts in simple, effective, t-shirt designs as shown in the screenshots below.

Screenshots of D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

Please remember that although all fonts are free for personal and non-commercial use you have to check the indivual disclaimers to find out if and how you can incorporate them in commercial designs.

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Inspiration: Black and White Design is the new Black

I’ve compiled a list of the best black and white designs featuring print and animation. When using only these 2 colours all that matters is the composition which makes it so much harder to produce something beautiful. You can’t rely on any colour schemes to simulate a feeling or speak to your audience. This makes it that much more special when you discover a gorgeous black and white design. I’ve got the idea for this post after stumbling onto the works of Maxim Zhestkov, a 22 year old director and designer based in Russia. He’s a genius and uses no colours whatsoever. Below are a few screenshots and prints by Zhestkov.

Furthermore I’ve included the works of Noel Tanner, Andrew Dobbie and some more random black and white designs that struck me as particularly special.

Works by Maxim Zhestkov

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Death Cab for Cutie: Music meets Design

It’s been 3 years since the majestic album “Plans” and Death Cab for Cutie have finally released their new album called “Narrow Stairs”. The first single comes with a beautiful 8 minute long video. “I will possess your Heart” has the kind of melody you can lose yourself in. Have a look/listen for yourself. DCfC really manage to make a bond between design music and design. Their website has a lovely retro feeling and the new album cover is pure genius. Not to forget their concert posters (including works of Jason Munn). I’m off buying Narrow Stairs.

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Featured Artist: Matei Apostolescu

Matei Apostolescu from Bucharest (Romania) is better known under the alias beaucoupzero on deviantArt. His style is a combination of hand drawn elements and colourful vector graphics with a touch of grunge.

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Featured Artist: Joshua Davis

I’m so tired right now after today’s exam. So i won’t write much and let the pictures speak for themselves. So much I will reveal though. Joshua Davis is a New York based artist and was the winner of the 2001 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in the category ” Net Excellence “. Read the complete biography here (flickr profile). I discovered him through Maxalot.

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Free Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes: Tea Stains

I’ve just completed my first set of photoshop brushes. The resolutions are between 750px up to 2500px. The set contains a total of 10 brushes. Download after the jump. I really hope you like them and can put them to good use. As with all freebies found on this blog these are free for commercial and personal use. Go! Get messy! FYI, these tea stains can easily be used as coffee stains Photoshop brushes + Continue Reading