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Become a Master Typographer: How to Choose the Perfect Typeface

A critical question we often ask ourselves and know other designers contemplate when working on any given design is, “How do I choose a font?”

So many factors go into this decision, however thanks to the help of some friends, including Creative Director Michael Prewitt as well as Art Directors Craig Weiland and Harley Peddie, we’re here to share with you ways you can choose the perfect typeface for every project. Continue Reading »

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Beautiful Logo Sketches

Creating the perfect logo takes a lot of time and skill. It also takes practice – and one of the things that I find really interesting are the sketches of a logo before it’s been finalised. There are some extraordinarily talented designers out there who are as skilled at sketching out a logo as they are at creating one in Photoshop, and I wanted to bring together a post that showed off some of the best examples of their work.

I’ve always had an admiration for illustrators, and being able to combine calligraphy and beautiful lettering with logo design on paper is something that I’d love to be able to do myself. I hope you find these logo sketches inspirational, and that they get you thinking about practicing sketching too. As always, if you know of any other examples that deserve some recognition, I’d love to hear about them in the comments. Continue Reading »

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100 Top Resources for Typography and Hand-Lettering

Some of the questions we hear asked often around the design community are:

What is the best way to learn about typography?
Where do I find the best hand-lettering/type inspiration?
Who are your favorite letterers?
What are the best typography and and lettering tutorials?
We decided to pull together some of our very favorite resources for you today. Here’s what you’ll find below:

Some of our favorite hand-letterers and typographers (some modern day experts on type, you might say!
Online educational resources
Awesome type and hand-lettering tutorials
Best sources of type and hand-lettering inspiration we’ve found
Super inspirational found-type collection posts
Books about type and hand-lettering
Off we go! Continue Reading »


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