TYPE OF SCRAP

take a look at this cool typography project from marianne beck. the danish-born, paris-based designer creates a typeface out of very neatly cut and placed pieces of scrap paper. scrap paper!

it's a very simple, but beautifully cohesive and clever series of letters. from trash to treasure indeed.

marianne beck
the letter A

the letter A

the letter B

the letter B

the letter C

the letter C

more here.

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THESE POSTERS THO

along with marketing campaigns and corporate branding, frankurt-based design agency arndt benedikt has some very cool posters. love seeing creative side projects like these. would be fun to see more agencies do more creative projects (just for them) outside of business as usual (just for clients).

Arndt Benedikt Poster
Arndt Benedikt Poster
Arndt Benedikt Poster
Arndt Benedikt Poster
Arndt Benedikt Poster
Arndt Benedikt Poster

CALLIGRAPHIC DANCE

love this series from chinese artist jeffrey wang. he uses the strokes and movement of dancers to capture the meaning and form of different chinese characters.

神 (God-like & Miraculous)

神 (God-like & Miraculous)

妙 (Fun & Witty)

妙 (Fun & Witty)

奇 (Unique)

奇 (Unique)

逸 (Poetic)

逸 (Poetic)

very cool and (very trippy) video of the full series here.

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ANIMATE YOUR TYPE

how cool is this animated type?

this animated typeface is part of a pretty cool project led by animography that had designers all over the world working together. the typeface is called franchise and was made by one type designer and 110 animators. each animator was asked to pick a piece and animate it using no more than 4 colors and 25 frames. they could use whatever technique or style to bring their character to life.

such a beautiful result and such a cool design process!

more from animography here.

ANIMATED TYPE
ANIMATED TYPE
ANIMATED TYPE

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MULTINATIONAL (TYPE)LOVE

Multinational Typeface
Multinational Typeface
Multinational Typeface

how beautiful is this typeface?! this clean and cool alphabet was created by designer luis fabra for grey advertising's new multinational team. the letters were created using abstract elements from over one hundred flags. very cool to see how they broke down and re-imaged different national flags, capturing their essence with just a few elements.   

they're working on extending this to include the remaining ninety flags from around the world. can't wait to see the whole thing.

Multinational Typeface
Multinational Typeface

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