Live & Learn

Posted by Rob | Posted in General Live & Learn

Live & Learn is a personal project that has slowly been gaining momentum over the past year, which sees my growing collection of quotes from great minds – famed and otherwise – given some loving typographic treatment before finding their way into a range of digital guises.

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Easy as 123

Posted by Tom | Posted in General Easy as 123

We love creating type—it gives you an appreciation for the way characters have been constructed over time. Experimental typefaces offer a freedom of expression and the process often reveals exciting results. Here’s a peak of a few we’ve been working on…

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Tsto

Posted by Sarah | Posted in General Tsto

This post is a tribute to Tsto a creative agency, based in Helsinki, Finland. The Studio are proud of their can do attitudes, which brings their to-the-point design to life. Their projects are always based on concrete concepts, each beautifully crafted and completely different from the next.

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The Northern Block

Posted by Rob | Posted in General The Northern Block

Following our last post on type foundries we thought it would be nice to share with you one of our latest studio projects which involved creating a new website for type foundry, The Northern Block. It was nice to already be well acquainted with our subject matter and ready to get to work on the structure of the site to help visitors gain as much knowledge about each typeface before investing in one.

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Type Foundries

Posted by Tim | Posted in Featured, General, Interview Type Foundries

It goes without saying how important typefaces are in the world of visual communication; whether it’s for the copy of a corporate catalogue or custom typeface for a logotype, as designers we all make decisions on the choices of typefaces we pick for each job, based on how appropriate and effective it is for the particular job. Although there are very successful designers out there who actively stick to a handful of typefaces and rarely venture into more unfamiliar choices, (Saving that for another post!) I am more excited and drawn to the wide array of new typefaces that are being released for us to use.

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Typography Sketchbooks

Posted by Tom | Posted in Book review Typography Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks are a part of our daily life; full of scribbles, notes, ideas, musings, lists, names, numbers, people, places etc. etc. They house our lives, and flicking back through old sketchbooks is always a wonderfully nostalgic experience. Often it’s less about the destination, and more about the journey. And for some talented designers, illustrators and typographers, their journeys are picturesque ones…

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Illustrated Typography

Posted by Michael | Posted in Illustration Illustrated Typography

Typography is a topic that brings up a lot of debate around the table (being that the table you are sat around are designers) and on one or two occasions I have become drawn into the argument over the boundaries of illustration and typography. I tend to always agree that typography is the arrangement of letters, whether they be some Gotham Book or hand drawn sketches, on a page, in a way that conveys the message in the best sense. Though others argue that typography is all about perfect leading and the exact amount of kerning, I tend to disagree – I would call that a type designer.

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Type Publications

Posted by Tim | Posted in Book review Type Publications

As a designer who has a passion for printed publications, I’m constantly finding myself forking out more money than I have on books, magazines and not being able to resist the yearly subscriptions to ensure I get the latest design magazines monthly, quarterly or bi-annually. I’m sure alot of people will agree with me that we can never have too many books or magazines to fill our shelves with.

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2012 = New contributors

Posted by Tom | Posted in General 2012 = New contributors

As 2012 dawns, we’re pleased to announce a couple of new contributors to Raw Type, Tim Wan and Michael Mercer-Brown. We enjoyed their company in 2011 as both guys were on placement at Raw. Apart from being very good designers with a love of typography, they’re also genuinely great people so we’re very pleased to have them on the Good Ship Raw Type. All aboard…

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Amsterdam

Posted by Tom | Posted in General Amsterdam

Last year I enjoyed a lovely break in the tulip/typography Mecca that is Amsterdam. It was the fist time I’ve visited this beautiful city, but it certainly won’t be the last – especially with sights as lovely as these…

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You can find two of our typographic posters for sale in our shop. Both Raw Type and 11 out of 10 should add a nice touch of type to your interiors.

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Type Foundries

Type Foundries

It goes without saying how important typefaces are in the world of visual communication; whether it’s for the copy of a corporate catalogue or custom typeface for a logotype, as designers we all make decisions on the choices of typefaces we pick for each job, based on how appropriate and effective it is for the [...]

Open Brief

Open Brief

Placements. You want one? Well, we can offer you one, but it’ll cost you… 1 creative project to be exact. Best case scenario, you’ll get a month-long placement and some recognition for your efforts. Worst case scenario, you’ll have a lovely new project to add to your portfolio.

Philippe Apeloig

Philippe Apeloig

If you’re not aware of the French designer/typographer, Philippe Apeloig, you should be – and if you carry on reading this post, you will be.

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