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Design Events in 2013

May 21, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Design Events in 2013
Even if your are into typography, attending other design events should come in handy, especially since types are usually an important part. To smoothly sail through the hundreds of events around the world, at the beginning of this year Dezeen launched an online guide to the key architecture and design events in 2013: World Design Guide. It's easy to use, saves time, and you can search for events by date, name or location. There's even a secret bonus to this map of events: learning some geography. As we're approaching the end of May, today...
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This Week in Type #14

May 18, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #14
Something's in the oven, but we'll open it at the end of our round-up. If you smell cake, you're not mistaken. But before we dig in some typography sweets, we check design events coming our way this year. We stop to examine some rather serious looking tutorials and some less serious looking (but highly effective!) typography apps. There's also a typography challenge for fearless competitors. And we totally agree with this new 'big' trend in typography. How about you? Make a Kinetic Typography Video with CSS Check out this tutorial, where...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Film Posters

May 16, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Film Posters
Remember those film posters where the main character claims more than 90% of the space? We've just collected 15 such posters to see how those dilemmas regarding the typography have been solved. Do you end up looking into their eyes? Are you charmed by the smiles, the colors and... the cracks? Do you read between the lines? Is the type friend or foe? Whatever your conclusion, you have to admit this is a pretty interesting use of headline fonts. Now let's see those eyes and those types: Silver Linings Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Thor Mirror Mirror...
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Typography Courses

May 13, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Typography Courses
Although this history of typography in 5 minutes is charming, most professionals would vote for a 'longer' version, while beginners would be anxious to move to the next step and get a place in the favorite fonts top. That's why today we’ll share some tips for those looking for typeface design courses or typography classes, workshops or even proper design schools. This is for both advanced and beginners, so stick with us. Short Courses For those in a hurry who prefer short workshops with famous designers, this one is perfect. World-renowned...
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This Week in Type #13

May 10, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #13
There's a symposium coming at the beginning of June and one of the most important typography exhibition ever (some say) is still waiting for you. We found mid-century inspiration, 3D typography and kinetic... advices. We even have something for those who have money to spare. TypeToy: A Beautiful Archive Of Mid-Century Design & Typography You've probably come across Aaron Eiland before. He keeps a blog stuffed with design and typographic goodness from the mid-20th century. TypeToy is a delight to browse for anyone who appreciates...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Radio Typography

May 08, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Radio Typography
You're into radio, but you still need some fonts to make people aware of your existence on the air waves. What do you choose? Would you go for more graphics or more typography? How do you combine them? Who's listening to your radio station? Are you going for the funky fonts or the retro ones? There are lots of questions, but maybe this collection of underground and mainstream radio stations typography will provide some answers too. So, which radio would you listen to according to their taste in typography? Kut   Hype HD Late Night  ...
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Typography Exhibitions 2013

May 06, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Typography Exhibitions 2013
Typography is quite often part of design exhibitions, but typography (almost) only exhibitions are less common. That's why today we talk about 3 special exhibitions that you can visit these days in Europe and USA. Chris Bracey - I've Looked Up To Heaven and Been Down to Hell

This is London-based light artist Chris Bracey’s first major UK solo exhibition celebrating his lightning designs. We're talking neon lights, so you'll discover plenty of intriguing typography. Bracey has worked with neon and lights for over thirty years and the title of this exhibition alludes to his remarkable journey and career.

His personal life story is just as interesting as his career. His father was a neon sign-maker and Chris learnt to manufacture and design the neon signs at an early age. When it comes to his career, his fan base resembles a wing of Madame Tussauds, with names like David LaChapelle, Stella McCartney, Martin Creed, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. He also created installations for films like Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut”, Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the Batman films.

You'll discover iconic imagery from tattoo culture, Las Vegas and the streets of Soho too. But there's so much more in this dense exhibition filled with wonder, nostalgia and glamour, while raising questions about morality, spirituality and the role neons play...
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This Week in Type #12

May 04, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #12
Great experimental fonts, light and shadows as tools for creating typography, nostalgic hand drawn typography, smart quotes, a short animated history of typography and more. Yes, just another week in the wonderful world of types. Now make some coffee and let's browse together: Typecast: How New Technology Is Reinventing Typography This is an interesting text about the rare craft of designing typefaces. For hundreds of years, designers had to master wood carving and metal casting to practice their art. However, with the rise of computers...
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