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This Week in Type #17

Jun 08, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #17
Summer is here! And there's probably no coincidence that most of the pieces in our round up are colorful, vibrant, and oozing inspiration. You'll meet a new font, some flowery typography, retro 'photography meets typography' project, beer... types, tips on classifying fonts, proverbs and types that tackle sensitive issues. Let's take a closer look: New Handwriting Font is a Thing of Beauty

This new Sketchnote typeface, created by Mike Rohde, the author of The Sketchnote Handbook, is designed to be practical, to convey the human character and quirks of Rohde's normal handwriting and hand-drawn lettering with the benefits inherent in digital fonts. The family is comprised of four fonts: Sketchnote Text in regular, bold and italic, plus Sketchnote Square, with some cute illustrations thrown in for good measure. Take a look! What do you think?

Colorful Typography Print by Katie Daisy

This collection of unique typography art pieces by Katie Daisy is quite sweet, inspiring for those into flowery, colorful, springy inspiration.

Typography meets Retro Photography Here's some more inspiration. For those who don't know, Stéphane...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Universities Typography

Jun 05, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Universities Typography

The types used by venerable universities is probably not one of the decisive reasons for your choice, but you can’t deny that a good type in the right place can work miracles. We brought together logos from all around the world. They are the types that students will see everywhere for a few good years, not to mention that they will be on their diplomas for eternity.

Notice how playful the types in newer universities can get, and the special attachment old universities have to their mature types. Don't worry, they're not all Old English fonts. It’s a pretty interesting trip. Take a look! In your opinion, which type has graduated with distinction? Do you have a favorite uni logo? Share! Berkeley Princeton

Sapienza Napier Oxford

Liverpool

Exeter

Cambridge

Brown

NYU

Drury

Goldsmiths

Sydney

Hong Kong

Stanford

Sorbonne

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Designing Type: The First Steps. Part 2

Jun 03, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Designing Type: The First Steps. Part 2

Last Monday, we introduced you to a few resources that should come in handy if you happen to be a beginner interested in designing type. Today we continue with more useful resources for those new to typography.

Online Tutorials

Never underestimate the power of tutorials! They are made for users who don’t have the time or the money to attend workshops or design schools. Yes, there are more reasons, but that's not the point. You can even read them on your mobile device on the bus. So, handy is an understatement.

You could start with this series of tutorials published on Noupe.com a couple of years ago. This crash course in typography aims to underline the fact that typography is one of the most important elements of any design project. And that being intimidated by typography is not an option. The first part deals with the ‘Basics of Type’ and it will teach you the difference between typefaces and fonts, weights and sizes, how to classify type, the anatomy of the typeface, what are the four basic classifications for Sans-serif...
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This Week in Type #16

May 31, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #16
Summer is here, and, what do you know, the weekend is here too. What a lucky coincidence! Since you’ll have plenty of time to read in the sun, you may want to check out our weekly round-up too. In the menu today: a fresh slab serif font, a ‘lorem ipsum’ collection, typographic illustration by Timba Smits, the font and the city (you’ll see), and a squeeze of inspiration. Sweet Examples Of Beautiful Typography – 31 Prints It all starts with the author’s belief that web typography has its limitations and it isn’t yet understood...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Street Names

May 30, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Street Names
Street names! Such a big part of our daily lives, with their stories, our stories, history, charm and nostalgia. And, yes, typography too. That's why today we randomly picked a few cities and their most common 'street'... type. We tried to cover as much of the world as possible in a blog post. We stare at them every day, but do we ever think about the types or is it all just... geography? Now street name plates take center stage, ahead of graffiti fonts and the like. Let's stroll!  Berlin New York New York 2 New York 3 Rome San Francisco Prague...
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Designing Type: The First Steps

May 28, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Designing Type: The First Steps
If you’re a beginner who wants to start working on types, but feels a little bit lost, you just opened the right post. Today we'll talk about a couple of resources that should get you started. Yes, you’re right, the history of typography begins with Gutenberg, but has its roots in handwritten letterforms, which takes us back longer than we’d like to admit. But if you want to start as soon as possible and make the most of your fancy computer, you'll have to forget, at least for now, about pen, ink and stone and move fast forward to nowadays...
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This Week in Type #15

May 25, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #15
Have you ever taken the... derailed typography train? Have you ever tasted typography? You know, literally. If no is the answer, wait until you finish reading this weekly round-up. We also have mind-blowing typography art projects, tutorials (lots!), golden rules, and even sculpture, although there are no sophisticated fonts in sight. Enjoy! 85 Amazing Typography Tutorials Check out these pretty amazing typography tutorials from around the web. We talked about some of them before, but this article manages to bring an impressive...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Sitcoms and TV series

May 23, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Sitcoms and TV series
Our increased appetite for big screen and small screen entertainment has only been doubled by our appetite for typography in this field. In today's round-up we stare into the small screen, that's how we brought together a few classic sitcoms, a couple of new and very popular ones, plus enough TV series to keep us hooked for years (sometimes decades) in a row. Now let's see how those headline fonts make promotion run smoothly: Sherlock Doctor Who Elementary Arrested Development Cheers Friends Episodes 3rd Rock from the Sun The New Normal...
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