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Yorokobu is a Spanish magazine that focuses on creativity, innovation, technology and design. Each month, different designers contribute to the “Numerografía” section by creating a set of numbers and in issue No. 48 we sent in our Roman Numerals.
These Roman Numerals are the offshoot of classical typography and architecture; the stems become Ionic columns; the shoulders, semicircular arches; and the crossbars, friezes. Between them, they also work as modules to play with and create small constructions.
Symbolically, in the same way that the objective of mathematics is to discover the universe, so numbers are the bricks that form that universe.

Yorokobu is a Spanish magazine that focuses on creativity, innovation, technology and design. Each month, different designers contribute to the “Numerografía” section by creating a set of numbers and in issue No. 48 we sent in our Roman Numerals.

These Roman Numerals are the offshoot of classical typography and architecture; the stems become Ionic columns; the shoulders, semicircular arches; and the crossbars, friezes. Between them, they also work as modules to play with and create small constructions.

Symbolically, in the same way that the objective of mathematics is to discover the universe, so numbers are the bricks that form that universe.

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12 by Rylsee.
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12 by Rylsee.

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Autumnal Paris

I like the style of this illustrated type, by student, Tim Paza May, in Brazil. Although the theme is Paris, I’m picking up some Arts and Crafts influences in the style (the pinwheels, patterns and colours).

Created as part of a vector illustration course where students were asked to pick a word and work around its theme. Quite appropriate colours as Europe moves into September and summer begins to end.

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Vector Paris by Tim Paza May

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Andreas Samuelsson
OK // ILLUSTRATION

joannamansfield:

Andreas Samuelsson

OK // ILLUSTRATION

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It’s the magic number.

It’s the magic number.

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Multinational Typeface

This colourful alphabet has been designed for Grey Advertising’s new multinational team based in Singapore. It’s been constructed from the abstract shapes of over one hundred national flags. 

These national elements have been broken down and imaginatively rearranged into a limited display typeface (see above animation). Many letters have several alternative characters to represent nations beginning with the same letter. 

Although the alphabet currently represents just the 106 countries that the team operates in, according to the designer, Luis Fabra, the font is to be extended to include the other 90 countries. As no country begins with ‘X’ this has been left grey and I’d assume any forthcoming punctuation might use the same shade.

I love the inventiveness of the alphabet and how the flags have been interpreted. As part of a branding system the letters add a nice splash of colour without looking overly garish. It looks particularly good mixed with the silvery grey letters when used for the office signage system

However, to really claim to to be a “multinational” typeface the next step must surely be to challenge the concept and see how the design might be adapted for Chinese, Devanagari, Arabic or other intentional system used by millions around the world.

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 We’ve just produced a visual campaign to promote Threads one of Sheffield’s best weekly club nights – named after the iconic 80’s TV film. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to tap into the paranoia of the film and produce an iconic mile wide megaton bomb about to desecrate our fair city. Yes we’ve resigned to the inevitable, the end is nigh! now let’s dance before we die!

We’ve just produced a visual campaign to promote Threads one of Sheffield’s best weekly club nights – named after the iconic 80’s TV film. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to tap into the paranoia of the film and produce an iconic mile wide megaton bomb about to desecrate our fair city. Yes we’ve resigned to the inevitable, the end is nigh! now let’s dance before we die!

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Time Stamped

To achieve a perfectly packaged book, Finnish authors, Christoffer & Kaisa Leka, wanted to take their presentation to a new level by having the stamps designed as well.

Thier latest book, Time After Time comes enveloped in its own wrapping paper, custom printed to match the book’s colorful end papers and is meticulously wrapped and lettered by Christoffer himself.

The beautiful set of characters above have been designed by a host of typographers from all over the world, many well-known in the industry: Erik van Blokland, Maria Doreuli, Dave Foster, Kimya Gandhi, Cyrus Highsmith, Robert Keller, Ben Kiel, Indra Kupferschmidt, David Ross, Nick Sherman, Florian Schick, Nina Stöessinger, Lauri Toikka, Wout Trippas, Teo Tuominen & Bernd Volmer.

I love this obsession to perfect every last detail; Ensuring that the book, which has obviously been lovingly crafted, is placed in the hands of the reader so carefully.

Each letters has been reproduced with gouache paint by designer Markku Mujunen on 6 millimeter thick plywood and each piece measures approximately 180 x 180 millimeters. To cover the costs, the originals paintings are being sold for €50. First come first served.

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»jail« by peter meijboom (1972)

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»jail« by peter meijboom (1972)

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Great blackletter scrips from Hoffmanns Schriftatlas, 1952library-of-type:

Written blackletter:
Upper lines by Hermann Zapf
Lower lines by Rudolf Koch

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Great blackletter scrips from Hoffmanns Schriftatlas, 1952

library-of-type:

Written blackletter:

Upper lines by Hermann Zapf

Lower lines by Rudolf Koch

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Cash Only by coolhandken.

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Cash Only by coolhandken.