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This Week in Type #20

Oct 26, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #20
Have you noticed it's autumn? Or you're still daydreaming about summer? Either way, it's good to know that we've been keeping an eye on the online, and we've just picked some of this week's most interesting articles about typography, design and the like. Remember? In other words, it's weekend, it's harvest time! What is Swiss Style Typography? And what do you know about it? The kind of question that always comes in handy. Do you know for instance that though this famous design style isn’t originally Swiss-made, the touch of the country...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Halloween

Oct 23, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Halloween
With Halloween looming around the corner, it crossed our mind that the hard working font designers out there might need some inspiration. For them - but also for everyone else's viewing pleasure - we've been rummaging through the www for this eclectic collection of 13 (boo!) straightforward, sublime, vintage, ugly, poor taste or 'you name it' fonts that should be a good start for your next design. Unless you just want some free ready-made Gothic fonts and Halloween dingbats. Either way, browsing though the selection below should help...
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This Week in Type #19

Jun 22, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #19
You'll be swimming in tutorials this weekend, because we came across 90 of them. For those who prefer other recreational activities, we have a short history of typography, lyrics onto walls, types as art and striking typography to spread witty messages. Let's stroll: 90 Top-Class Typography Tutorials Here you have some of the best typography tutorials on the web, because, honestly, you can never stop learning about typography or improving your skills, right? You'll learn how to design a headline typeface, create isometric 3D lettering,...
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Wednesday Inspiration: David Bowie

Jun 19, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: David Bowie
Who doesn't need a bit of music in their life? We certainly do need it. That's why, this Wednesday, we pressed play, and their he was, the one and only, David Bowie! We browsed through his records, compilations and live albums, and came up with the selection you'll find below. Check out the types used over a period of more than 40 years. Talking about futuristic fonts. But not only. And don't forget to press play too! Enjoy! Space Oddity Absolutely Rare Black Tie White Noise Hunky Dory Zeit Young Americans Changes David Bowie Diamond Dogs Live...
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Calligraphy Resources

Jun 18, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Calligraphy Resources
"Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Margaret Shepherd Today we'll talk more about the steps you can take to further your calligraphy education. Last week we browsed through courses you can attend, this week we take a closer look at books, societies for calligraphy and Chinese calligraphy classes you can check out. Who knows, in the end, you might even be able to add your own calligraphy fonts to our collection. The Society for Calligraphy A Society for Calligraphy is always a good place to start your journey....
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This Week in Type #18

Jun 15, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #18
This week we go back to basics... again. But we mainly focus on summer and the harvest of typography projects that make the most of food, T-shirts and paper. You'll see! In other words, we have animated typography, 3D types that pop out of the page and English idioms ready to be served (literally!). Well, you've got the picture. Let's move on:  The Principles of Typography: Back to Basics They say content is king, typography is the crown and design is the throne. What do you say? Whatever the answer, this article juggles with some basic principles....
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Wednesday Inspiration: Graffiti Types

Jun 12, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Graffiti Types
These troubled times require suitable types, a must in every 'revolutionary' tool kit. And what better way to display them than by conquering the public place? Color and unrestrained imagination in the streets, where many battles are fought and revolutions are won. For those who want to use some graffiti fonts in their next project, wherever that may be, here you have a collection displayed in a city, street or on a wall near you: Taipei Pigs RIP Ruby Toronto Mel Smoking Eye Love Yes Rio Jamie Explode Change Share your favorite graffiti!...
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Calligraphy Courses. Part 1

Jun 11, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Did you know this quote from Steve Jobs, where he shares his passion for typography? If you didn't, take a look below! Besides being quite impresses by all this, we realized that people don't talk as much as they should about calligraphy these days. For those who need a bit of clarification, calligraphy is a type of visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering,...
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