Happy Friday! Today I want to highlight Graphic Artist Alex Fowkes and his amazing type design tribute he put together for Sony Music 125th anniversary, it was an Music Timeline from 1887 thru present day composed of type and a few other various images. This 150 square meters of wall space that has this amazing 1000+ named artist tribute with various fonts and type design is located in Sony’s Derry Street Headquarters.
The Sutturah typeface, was among the Typographica’s Best of 2012, it was awarded in the prestigious TDC2 2012 competition, and won the second prize in the Display typeface category at Granshan 2012 competition, with the first prize not awarded (WTF!) and Retiro designed by Jean Francois Porchez placing third.
Surfing the web today, and my eyes were instantly brought to the bright bold prints of Marimekko who have been around since 1951 printing unique prints in-house in Helsinki, Finland where their heart of the company is located. Not only does this location contain their textile printing headquarters but houses a showroom and stores as well.
This typography project is bi-lingual and 3D, what a mix, this is part of a new project from Andrey Danilov in collaboration with Muei San. This whole project of the word TYPE was deeply influenced by the works of Switzerland sculptor Markus Raertz. The artistic duo decided to erase a very clear boundary between Eastern and Western typography and mash it together, and their end result in my opinion was amazing!
To create this project the duo experimented with a lot of innovative media that they have never used. Everything started in Maya, as they proceed further into the project they continued with 3D printing. Once they felt that the 3D form was ready they went on and prepared for a photo shoot, followed with some photo editing. And their final product was this awesome TYPE… bi-lingual and 3D what a combination of Eastern and Western typography.
I just came a cross this re-brand / logo / identity design for the one and only Calvin Harris… As I normally say, the simpler the better when it comes to logotypes, I think Paul Hutchinson out of LA (USA) did a superb job! The new logo and identity design was commissioned though Vincent Haycock Studio… Check out more here!
I saw this the other day and thought to myself, “It’s about time!” The old Humana logo was just too too dated, especially for the insurance sector; which mainly is technology driven these days. I feel the “Intel-esque” design works very well and was a good way to go in this much needed 50th anniversary logo update. The new logo looks like a clean-cut mix of the NeoSans and NeoTech faces that Intel employs. I’m really liking the curves on the “H”, a very memorable feature.