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Drawing. Design. Typography. Photography. Music. Randomness... Life.

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creativemornings:

"if your message is familiar, make sure your voice is new. If your voice sounds familiar, make sure your message is new."  — Chris Doyle
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creativemornings:

"if your message is familiar, make sure your voice is new. If your voice sounds familiar, make sure your message is new."
— Chris Doyle

Watch the talk. →

creativemornings:

"Who we are right now is always just a fraction of the possibility of who we could be."  — Richard Boehmcke
Watch the talk. →

creativemornings:

"Who we are right now is always just a fraction of the possibility of who we could be."
— Richard Boehmcke

Watch the talk. →

pon-chan:

Working

pon-chan:

Working

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nevver:

Design Crush
lettersbymartinaflor:

'C' getting ready for partying tonight. LIVE!

lettersbymartinaflor:

'C' getting ready for partying tonight. LIVE!

theoinglis:

Jessica Hische  - "Pro-Bono lettering and illustrative patterns for a gala announcement to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation."

Not sure if this is new, but I’ve not seen it before and it’s so nice! 

(Source: jessicahische.is)

theoinglis:

I don’t think I’ve posted anything by Jessica Hische in months and months, I’m sure everyone into design and typography knows about her, and have seen most of her work. But anyway I just saw this old project again (which are pages from a diary/planner she worked on) after H&FJ tweeted about it. And they do make a very nice post all together. 

typostrate:

Interview with Jackson Alves

This week we asked Jackson Alves typedesigner and calligraphy specialist from Curitiba, Brazil to make an interview with us. He is a master of traditional calligraphy and celebrates playing with words and letters like there is no other morning.

What is your artistic background?
After some years of working as a graphic designer I was looking for new techniques to improve my work and,inspired by some friends, I decided to study typography.

What do you love most on calligraphy?
I love the free expression of the calligraphy mixed with the quest to master the tools. I love also the eternal search of perfection on the most little details.

Can you tell us something about your way of designing?
Everything I create starts with research and study. I’m always studying and researching, so for some works I don’t need to do a research because I have already done it some time ago. This makes the work faster.

What tools do you use for your calligraphy artworks?
I use a lot of tools, I love to try different ones. Because of the practicality I use the automatic pens most of time, but I think the most beautiful work are made with brush.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Traditional books about calligraphy and following the work of masters who I admire through the social medias. When I’m studying some techniques, I end up having ideas for my works.

What is your favourite typeface?
I like some geometric typefaces like Klavika of Eric Olson, but my favourite typeface is Sloop, by Richard Lipton, although I never use it as typeface, I always use it to inspire me.

Please finish the sentence: “In an ideal world, typography to me would be…”
In an ideal world, typography would be like music, and the people who design types should earn like rockstars :-P

Did you ever had crisis or problems in your daily design life?
In the beginning of my designer career I had problems with my bank account, I didn’t have many clients, I didn’t earn well but I had a lot of bills to pay.

What is the most joyous part of typography for you?
Certainly when I see the project finished and in use.

What comes next?
To keep practicing calligraphy, mastering the tools and producing a lot. Maybe one day hold an exhibition and give a workshop in europe or USA.

Thanks to Jackson Alves for this inspriational interview. I hope you designers and typographers out there are getting inspired by his work and statements. So keep on going and be creative.

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(Source: jacksonalves.com)

ohsnappysnu:

this picture is probably the most accurate portrayal of my life

ohsnappysnu:

this picture is probably the most accurate portrayal of my life

(Source: daddyfuckedme, via thats-so-meme)

escapekit:

Pro Bono Promo

Ontario based photographer Dorota Pankowska, latest street art project has her creating iconic brand logos out of the product they sell. The pieces were down all around her home town of Brampton.

(Source: dorithegiant.com, via dorithegiant)

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Art x Smart by Kim Dong-Kyu

In his project ‘Art x Smart’ Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu updated paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall or Munch with the latest achievements of our modern time.

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