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The Types Makers. Part 1

Mar 26, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
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...
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This Week in Type #6

Mar 23, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #6
It's our Friday round-up, that time of the week when we look back at the articles and types that caught our eye, stirred our imagination, taught us something new, made us smile or laugh out loud. Here's what we stumbled upon: Coming Soon: A Monotype Exhibit Tracing The Roots Of Modern Typography Meet the Monotype Corporation! It was founded back in 1887 when typesetting actually involved setting type. They are behind some of the most important 20th-century fonts and this May the company is giving it the next best thing: a sweeping exhibit...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Animated Features Typography

Mar 20, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Animated Features Typography
Who doesn’t like the playful types introducing a Disney classic, a wacky South Park musical, the latest Tim Burton extravaganza or the Pixar array of cuddly characters? As you sit there, filled with expectation, what do the types tell you, besides conveying a piece of information, of course? Are they as important to the production as the types in the titles of stages musicals, for instance, or just an extension of other design elements? As we reminisce about the past and... the present, we slalom through animated features which made/make...
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Typography Competitions. Part 2

Mar 18, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Typography Competitions. Part 2
We’re back! We have found more competitions that will help you flex your creative muscles and, hopefully, win some cash or kudos. Or both. A capital city and a sticker need your skills, while design students can win a life-changing professional experience. Here's what we're talking about: SPD Student Design Competition Here’s something pretty exciting for enthusiastic greenhorn designers. SPD (The Society of Publication Designer) is an annual professional competition for students. With this one they try to find the best...
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This Week in Type #5

Mar 15, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #5
Life’s been pretty good this week, like a long preparation for the weekend. It just happens that in our virtual strolls we've come across films, books and vintage cards. No worry, they're all related to our beloved typography. And all one click away. Here we go: Three Typography Films You need to Watch You’ve probably already noticed that there seems to be a lack of documentary features about typography. So did the authors of this article, who found three great documentaries that feature typography not only as an element of design,...
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Wednesday Inspiration: Stage Musicals Typography

Mar 13, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Wednesday Inspiration: Stage Musicals Typography
There is this blog, Broadway Typography, that brings together the two passions of its creator: typography and musicals. That’s when it hit us. Actually, stage musicals rely on typography quite a lot when it comes to promoting themselves. Those words need to ring tunes in your head the moment you make eye contact with them, right? Many productions keep the same typography for decades and use it in every country the show runs. Some are iconic and almost as famous as the main theme tunes. Whether on London’s West End or New York’s Broadway,...
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Typography Competitions. Part 1

Mar 11, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
Typography Competitions. Part 1
For procrastinators, choosing an ongoing competition is a great opportunity to start and (mainly!) finish a project, because deadlines keep us moving in the right direction. Or a direction, which is better than no direction. Needless to say, a competition is also a smart way to get your work noticed by professionals who can become your future colleagues, employees, employers, sponsors, groupies, and so on. In today's post we want to save you some time and give you a few suggestions of relevant typography competitions. We start with...
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This Week in Type #4

Mar 08, 2013    by UF Team    Inspiration
This Week in Type #4
This week was... sweet. Yes, that's the word. With all these articles about chocolate and typography, we just couldn't keep our hand off the sugary treats. Among other things we took a crash course in anatomy (of web typography!), wallowed in tutorials, fell in love with a typo-classy-workspace, played with word animals and so on. But enough about the joys of typo desserts, let's just dig in! 80 Top-Class Typography Tutorials Here’s a post you should bookmark right away. It gathers together 80 of the best typography tutorials from...
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