Archive for January, 2021

Roboto

I have always been drawn to sans-serif fonts because of their clean look a majority of the time. This font family was developed by Google for use with their android operating systems in 2011 with it getting a redesign in 2014, later on, to better fit their material design. This is where I first saw…

Is the Ordinary too ordinary?

The Ordinary is a skincare company that has become very popular over the summer of 2020 through social media outlets like Tiktok and Youtube. It’s growth in popularity can be related to the mandated quarantine as people found themselves at home with an ample amount of time on their hands. But perhaps, one of their…

Protomartyr In Design

The design I chose is this one of a Protomartyr poster. It has always intrigued me and has quite a lot of depth and dimension in the image by using photo montage, photo cropping, and bleeding off the image page, creating an interesting impression to be mesmerized by. Not only this, but the choice of…

Trippy Tears

  An example of graphic design that I found in the wild is this beautiful painting of Frida Kahlo. I found this painting at a local market in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was so mesmerizing that I just had to buy it and take it home! This painting has the qualities of a ‘posterized’…

All Men Beware

This particular design is one that I found on a hoodie I just bought. I happen to love this design for many reasons. The typography used in this design was especially alluring. The use of only majuscule letters connects with the actual message, “All Men Beware”, and image by making the entire design bolder. I…

Flood

Flood was created in 1997 by Joachim Müller-Lancé, a German font designer known for his Latin and Kanji designs, and his work designing typefaces for Wired, Samsung, Bank of America, and more through his studio Kame Design. I chose Flood as a representation of myself for a few reasons, the first being the messy, rough…

Forma DJR Deck

The predecessor of Forma DJR, Forma, was designed in 1968 by an Italian team of eight led by Aldo Novarese. Novarese was an Italian typeface designer best known for the typefaces Microgramma and Eurostile, both in 1952 and 1962 respectively. The original Forma did not gain much popularity and practically disappeared alongside the foundry, Nebiolo,…

Bradio

This is the logo for the band BRADIO, which is an acronym for “Break the Rule And Do Image On.” I choose this because of its iconic look and style. If it looks familiar even if you haven’t heard of the band, that’s because it bears some resemblance to the MGM logo, another iconic symbol.…

Fino Sans

I chose Fino Sans due to its refined and stylish appearance that immediately caught my eye. It invokes a mixture of boldness and elegance, with strokes that fluctuate between thick and thin. The font being completely uppercase and vertically tall was appealing, as it seemed like something that would catch the reader’s attention on the…

“Memoriam”- “Memoriam Pro Headline Regular”

I gravitated to the typeface “Memoriam”, specifically “Memoriam Pro Headline Regular” when looking for a typeface that defined me. The typeface was designed by Patrick Griffin who is an art director and co-founder of Canada Type, the studio where this font was made. According to Adobe Fonts, New York Times commissioned the font to use…

Indie Flower

The Indie Flower Typeface was designed by Kimberly Geswein in collaboration with Google Fonts. I could not find the exact date the font was created, but multiple sources pointed to its origin being around 2016. It is free to use via open source license. Geswein describes her font as carefree and open with rounded edges.…

Shimano

The Shimano font was created by Richard Lipton of Lipton Letter Design. The typeface is inspired by the bicycle company, Shimano, which makes componenets and other accessories. This certain Shimano typeface is the “RoundLight” version since it consists of somewhat rounders corners and thinner lettering than the other types. There are 8 different variants of…

Sneakers

Neil Summerour created this font in 2005, and released it in 2006. Since then, Neil has been wanting to revamp the font to a new, more modern, version. He finished “Sneakers MAX” in 2019 and released it the same year. Neil has produced about 60 typeface families and plenty more custom ones for clients around the…

Bodoni URW Medium Oblique

This variant of the Bodoni typeface was designed by the URW Type Foundry GmbH Design Staff based on Giambattista Bodoni’s famous typeface of the same name. I identify with the neoclassical nature of Bodoni URW Medium Oblique as a timeless choice with the ability to complement a variety of other styles. I love that the…

Might Makes Right BB

This well known font was created by Blambot, founded by typographer Nate Piekos, that specializes in typefaces for use as lettering in both print and online comics. Fonts like the one above have been used by major publishers such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Oni Press, and more. I feel…