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This Week in Type #9

Apr 12, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #9
Types told us quite a few great stories this past week. We've been guided by typography through the streets of Paris, witty type pictures spelled out the meaning of words, and public typography made it into a brand new exciting book. The week also featured apps,  plugins, seminars and tutorials. Grab a coffee, it's time to read: Personality of Parisian Neighborhoods Explored Through Typography Ever been to Paris? We're asking because this project it's a pretty good introduction for those who want to visit it, but also a nostalgic rendition...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Typography T-shirts

Apr 10, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Typography T-shirts
Who needs T-shirts loaded down with graphics, when you can have a closet full of classy typography T-shirts? It's not just about the message you're proudly displaying around, it's also about the types. When you have them both matching perfectly, the sky's the limit. Since people put a lot of thought into the clothes and types they wear, we think it's about time for you to browse through this collection for some inspiration. You'll see that some people love typography so much that they make sure it's not just a tool to convey a message, it is...
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Books: Vintage Typography. Part 1

Apr 08, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Books: Vintage Typography. Part 1
It's time to move the conversation about typography into the library for a couple of posts. We'll browse for good old books that can guide, train and inspire. Today we kick off with a few books that focus on vintage typography and design. Let's see if retro is indeed the new modern: Vintage Commercial Art and Design It might not sound like typography focused, but this versatile volume contains the essential typographic elements for creating ads with an authentic 1890s-1920s period flair. As you've probably guessed already, the...
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This Week in Type #8

Apr 05, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #8
Well, well, if it isn't Friday again, sneaking up on us with its expectant look, like a preview to the weekend. But what happened this week? Let's see! Typographically speaking, it happened that we came across plenty of inspiring new projects. Airports started appreciating embroidered typography, while experiments in texture and typography left us in awe. Typography-based designs are no breaking news, but we're still excited when we come across smart examples. Let's not forget fossilized typography, dishonest typography and...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Heavy Metal Typography

Apr 03, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Heavy Metal Typography
For those of a certain age, the following list of names might sound like the ideal party soundtrack, for others it might sound like a bunch of funny names that overdid it in the graphic art department. Everybody's got a story about at least one of these names, and some might even smile nostalgically, but let's not drift too far away. The truth is that we just cleaned our top drawers, and discovered some faded high school T-shirts. The first thing we noticed? The strong lettering. Those types made it through years of extreme washing and... wearing....
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The Types Makers. Part 2

Apr 01, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
The Types Makers. Part 2
Last week we introduced you to some cool typography designers, remember? Since talent is a precious thing that needs to be promoted as often as possible, today we'll share more names with you. The designers in this post come from all over the world. What do they have in common? Talent, passion and quite impressive portfolios. Are you gonna give them a call? Let's shake more hands: Cameron Humphries Cameron Humphries graduated from Design College Australia with an Advanced Diploma. He has a younger brother who originally got him into art....
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This Week in Type #7

Mar 29, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #7
We've got games, inspiration, installations, apps, tutorials, new fonts and some cool typography quotes. Pretty much everything you need for another well-deserved long weekend, right? Let the stroll through some of last week's goodies begin! Awesome Typography Projects of Marcelo Schultz Transforming the designs on paper into digitally rendered vector artworks brings us to the next level of creative awesomeness. Agree? If you're into hand drawn lettering, this post should be to your liking. It features works created by Brazilian...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Sugary Treats and Typography

Mar 27, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Sugary Treats and Typography
There is more than mere sugary inspiration in this post. Hopefully, it will open your eyes to the lasting ties between everything sweet and typography. Today we took a stroll through the virtual sweet shops and came back with boxes of baked types, crunchy fonts, melting capital letters and mouth-watering italics. After sampling the following treats you might experience the unstoppable wish to write on cakes, carve in jelly, or eat typography on toast. We have thrown in the hamper typography on sweets and... sweets as typography. Don't...
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