The Types Makers. Part 1

We just love to talk about types, as you’ve probably figured out by now. Today we want to talk about other people who love types, namely those who actively create them. This post should help those readers looking for designers to join their project, but also those designers who want to start promoting their own work. So, this is typography designers database and portfolio inspiration.

Nobody goes into typography design for celebrity status, but some have what it takes to draw standing ovations. Besides types and design skills, we were also impressed with the quality of some of the websites below. Healthy advice, tips and inspiration are bonus. Let’s shake some hands:

Craig Ward

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British Designer and Art Director currently based in New York, Craig is known primarily for his pioneering and experimental typographic works. He’s the man behind the best selling book, ‘Popular Lies About Graphic Design’, a contributor to several industry journals, former ADC Young Gun and recipient of the TDC’s Certificate of Typographic Excellence. He has been lucky enough to work with high profile clients across the fashion, music and advertising. There’s more praise to be read on his website. You can also browse through his work, commercial and personal archives.

Luke Lucas

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Freelance creative, art director, illustrator, designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia. You can find more about him by reading his answers to a few basic questions like: What’s with all the type stuff? Are you just a type guy? and What have you been up to? He was Co-Founder / Co-Creator of Fourinarow Magazine and Co Founder/Creative Director of Lifelounge. Currently he enjoys being a successful freelancer. Among other things, he loves “that the same word, passage or even letter can be treated in bunch of different ways and embody entirely different meanings”. And it looks like being an “awesome dad” helps creativity.

Alberto Seveso

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Born in Milan in 1976, Seveso’s passion for graphic arts started at the beginning of 1990s when he was really fascinated with the graphic of skate decks and the metal album covers. From this passion he started to think about how to reproduce this kind of artwork. That’s when he discovered he can use the computer to make art and not just to play. He now works as a freelance for small, medium and big agencies. Browse through his fluid colorful creations here.

 Polina Sapershteyn

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She is a multidisciplinary designer working and living in NYC. She completed a Master’s degree from Pratt Institute in Package Design and is devoted to creating surprising, fun, and practical package and communication designs. Most notable aspects of her works include incorporating humor, environmentalism, and handcraft. We really liked her poster series illustrating the struggles of the obsessive-compulsive tendencies of typophiles.

Rafa Goicoechea

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Graphic designer born in Madrid, but currently based in Barcelona, focuses on vector graphics, typography and editorial design. Check out his interview for Computer Arts Collection featuring his work as part of a typographic trend report. Enjoy the smart Peek-a-boo display too!

By the way, who’s your favorite designer? Your mentor? We can add them to our future lists of inspiring designers.