The Type Directors Club (TDC) recently announced the winners of its annual type-design competitions. The TDC is part of the prestigious One Club. You can see all the winning submissions on its website. There’s a diverse body of typographic design, including symbols, Coca-Cola’s Chinese character fonts, and a typeface for
A newspaper in Finland has launched a new variable font called “Climate Crisis.” The font was designed to reflect the environmental changes wrought by global warming, such as rising sea levels. What makes the font unique is that the typeface weight changes based on updated real-time information from the National
I Love Typography’s “My Favorite Typefaces of 2020” is a list of notable new fonts produced last year. The typefaces run the gamut of… uh… types: Serif and san-serif, serious and whimsical, handwritten-style and no-nonsense, ornamental and symbolic. It’s a nice aesthetic survey of where typography is headed, some new
You’ve seen it. You know it. It’s a typeface used across all types of media. But when deployed for street-address numbers, it’s visual shorthand. This typeface is a denotation of a certain type of taste and style. And it suggests something expensive. Though it’s not ostentatious or “fancy” or traditional
This gem of graffiti art references old-school graff writing style and tagging. It is striking and unusual with its combination of distinct, clean script — a testament to a deft hand at spraypaint can control — and its neatly left-justified formatting. The white paint on a black-painted brick wall provides
Look up in the sky! It’s … it’s a … it’s a hashtag! Yes, right there, in the air, under the scorching mid-day sun, in our view, it’s a gosh-darn hashtag — skywriting of #AMERICA — letters fading and floating apart, ephemeral, as we walk the back streets of Venice
This shit for real, y’all. Coca-Cola, the global mega-brand and carbonated soft drink, is getting a slightly new look. It’s changing the typeface used in all its branding and design to a new, bespoke font. It’s big news, so sit down and take moment, if you need one, savvy reader.
The “Judith” in question here is artist Judith Bernstein. The roller shutter with her name painted on it in a rough handwritten style is at the influential art gallery the Box in the Art District of Los Angeles, where Bernstein has had many exhibitions.
Los Angeles graffiti artist-writer “Sickid” decorated this dumpster along Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake.
The original location of the iconic and legendary bodybuilding mecca Gold’s Gym is a block away from the sands of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. The painted logotype signage on its facade is faded, and that, coupled with the simple architecture of the building, suggests the gym’s vintage and no-nonsense austerity.
We have a hunch that the message in this typographic garage-door mural by artist Adam Mars may be an accurate description of the person residing in this Venice Beach home. Using our powers of imagination, we picture this “highly successful beach bum” as a man in his early forties, with tousled,
This crudely painted “Screamface”graffiti is on a sign behind a gas station at the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards in Venice. It cries for attention, but without any visually relevant context or messaging its meaning is a mystery and can only be speculated. In other words: Who the fuck is
The word “life” spray painted in cursive letters on the back-alley wall of the Brig, a popular bar on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, in Los Angeles. So simple and beautiful.
This signage made our day. It’s in front of the Jolly Goat, a tiny espresso bar in Hell’s Kitchen, in New York City, and reads: “Water is the Most Essential Element of Life Because w/out water you can’t make coffee.” True.
Epic new mural by the street-art superstar artist RETNA next to the On Stellar Rays Gallery on Rivington Street in New York’s Lower East Side.