Kinetic Typography is the method by which you visualize a speech, conversation or lyrics only by means of animated text. I’ve put together a list of 11 typographic videos about cult movies. Not only are these animations very interesting but also they offer a great source of inspiration for static typographic design. If that’s not enough you could always try to determine what fonts were used.
I’ve just finished the new calendar series wallpaper for June 08 and I couldn’t wait to show it to you. It comes in 3 different resolution and you have the option to download a non-calendar version of each. This month I submitted my design to Smashing Magazine which features each month the best calendar wallpaper. Let’s hope they like it.
People have been waiting for this for quite some time and Scott Hansen was teasing us real good. Well it wasn’t his fault as he wasn’t allowed to reaveal the design until it was available in Obama’s campaign shop. Now that the wait is over I know that it was well worth it. It is amazing how Iso50 manages to put so much inspiration into one single design. Now all I’m hoping for is a couple of close-up scans to see all the details.
If your lucky enough to live in California then you’re in for a treat. An artist (if you know his name please tell me) has transformed all his walls into pieces of art over a time of more than 2 years. Now that he sold the house he has to paint over everything. Before destroying everything though he offers us the chance to see his artwork one last time. I really wish I could be there…
Incidentally a lot of bold, block type was used.
The number one t-shirt community Threadless now offers prints. Every monday they will release 3 new poster designs in a limited edition of 250 each. It’s like framing one of their tees. Enjoy the beauty of threadless designs in your home without the need of a washing machine. Read the whole story on the official news board.
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.
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.
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.