Recently I started exploring some new typography layouts and bespoke fonts from VJ Type. I thought visualising some of the motivational quotes I've been collecting looked like a good place to begin. I've done a few variants below and will add more as I find them.
Anthony James is a typographer and graphic designer based in the UK. He recently released this project called Alphabetica. The project uses graphic illustration to bring letter forms to life. The playfully constructed letterforms turn each piece into a stand alone art form that would grace any gallery. Take a look at more of his work on Behance.
Artiva Design is a multi-discipline graphic design studio based in Genoa, Italy. They specialise in producing high impact minimalist branding and visual design communication. The studio was founded in 2003 by Daniele De Batté and Davide Sossi. Their distinctive style has a strong typographic and geometric aesthetic. It often leans toward pure black and white as a core colour palette. The spectacular volume and quality of work is defined by its rigorous use of the grid system. This is coupled with strong contrasting line weights and graphic pattern work.
Quim Marin is a graphic designer and art director based in Spain. He creates highly graphic eye catching posters that manage to cut through even in the busiest environments.
Formist is a graphic design studio, a publisher and a type foundry. Formist utilise their unique design and typography experience to develop a variety of bespoke solutions for both self-initiated and commercial projects. Formist has vast experience working with industry leaders specialising in design for some of the world’s most exciting cultural and commercial organisations.
Sydney based designer Nick Barclay has carved out a named for himself by creating beautiful graphic poster designs. His approach is typically minimal, with a strong Swiss styled design aesthetic. The inspirational work provides vast typographic inspiration and his conceptual ability allows him to interprets different topics and messages in a graphically dynamic way.
Graphic design duo Jérémy Schneider and Violaine Orsoni run a multidisciplinary creative studio in France that focuses on typography, illustration and editorial design.
VJ Type recently created this fantastic new custom font for Welcome to the Jungle magazine. The typeface has 4 weights and italics. The stylised upper letter forms have a number of clever customised curves. This create some truly bespoke personality, just take a lot at the editorial layout designs below.
Iceberg is an editorial publication produced for KAE. The publication is itself balances both content, layout and typography in a powerful way. The purpose of the newspaper was to act as a voice for KAE to communicate opinion, discoveries and achievements, while establishing a tone of quality not usually achieved in a standard newsletter or online blog format. The result is a highly designed, informative and visually enjoyable piece of work. With the proliferation of digital content (such as this site!) it's a welcome relief to see such a stunning piece of printed work.
Julia Kostreva is an American designer who specialises in brand identity, strategy, direction and design. As a brand designer, she helps companies define their strategy and then translate this into a meaningful expression of the brand. Julia's style is both elegant and minimal. Her approach creates timeless and enduring work that seems to transcend design trends. This work extends to both large and small clients – focusing her effort into projects that create the highest impact and most value for growing brands.
Violaine & Jérémy continue to produce some incredible work, I wanted to keep everyone across some further work showcasing their font sets. This collection of typography stands a long way a head of almost any other ornate collections. The detail and love that has gone into this work is beyond most of us. So enjoy a few extras listed below.
Graphic Designer Nick Barclay has decided to pay tribute to cities and their 3 favorite colors through his minimal poster series 'Three Colors Cities'. For the city of New York, the yellow is reminiscent of the color of the taxis, the green is for the Statue of Liberty and the gray refers to the skyscrapers. On the poster of London, we find the red buses and phone booths. You get the idea, it's a fantastic and highly stylish use of the Swiss design style. The approach is something worth bookmarking if you need some killer typography examples.
This stunning 100th anniversary book was created for Lenz & Staehelin (one of the leading Swiss law firms) by graphic design agency Raffinerie. The book covers many of the events that impacted the company over that time. It's divided into six chapters and shows how the company has transform over a century. The focus is always on the employees, who shape the book, but also the law firm, with their contributions, photographs and impressions. It's a stunning typographic piece that will look as good in another 100 years.
Blok is a multidiscipline graphic design agency based in Toronto Canada. Their creative strengths include typography, branding, packaging, editorial, websites, digital experiences, art exhibitions and installations. Blok underpin this diverse set of skills with a highly polished and passionate approach to thinking and strategic direction. Typically they collaborate with thinkers and creators, from all over the world, blending cultural awareness with their love of art.
The Violaine & Jérémy studio recently launched a fantastic new font offer - the VJ-Type foundry. Violaine & Jérémy specialise in design, typography and font creation, and recently committed to started a bespoke type foundry. Many of the fonts now available for license are custom fonts they produced for commercial projects already delivered.
Regal Finesse Pro is an exceptional typeface designed by Panos Vassiliou as part of a typography project for Grazia magazine.
This clever piece of typography design was produced for the Russian Student Industrial Design Contest in Yekaterinburg. It was held during Innoprom exhibition as a key part of the Global Industrial Design Forum. The Forma logotype was produced by 12 Points - a small design consultancy in Russia. They specialize in corporate identity and brand design - they have a special interest developing effective complex and coherent visual design systems.
Adobe Hidden Treasures is a campaign based around the creation of typographic artworks inspired by Bauhaus. The following project and approach was created by Anna Fahrmaier (Typejockeys) & Birgit Palma on behalf of Adobe.
These beautiful typography explorations are the latest jaw-dropping pieces of graphic design by Jérémy Schneider and Violaine Orsoni at Violaine & Jeremy. Their work is an incredible illustrative mixture of both modern and vintage styling.
This stunning piece of graphic design was created for the Finnish association for visual communications designers. This concept by Kuudes references boxing iconography and was designed for Finland’s most significant annual creative design competition. The high impact editorial layout direction has been easily adapted across channels, including printed materials, online content and event materials.
I have been collecting graphic letters and numbers for a while and thought it was worth putting together a post with a few of my favourites. I'll be trying to add images to this post as I stumble across new reference material.
This simple design layout for Chandra is a great example of classic styling and typography.
A beautiful example of what you can still do with the printed projects. The design of this special edition brochure celebrates the store opening by exploring some of the city’s inspiring places. It was given away on opening night - nice work guys looks great.
Simple, beautiful and minimal typography is always refreshing to the eyes. We are bombarded with busy visual material and branding everyday. Seeing graphic design that is not over worked reminds me to do less and make it count.