Type and Brand

Rob Clarke’s incredibly impressive typographic portfolio contains numerous examples of beautiful, commercial type. Inspiring stuff, definitely worth checking out. See more here.


Butter letters

Check out these butter letters, I love such playful approaches to type. See more here.


Meat & Bread

Designed by Glasfurd & Walker this simplistic brand identity for this Vancouver based sandwich shop demonstrates an interesting use of sharp, angular images and bold eye-catching type. See more images here.

Also, Meat & Bread, what a fantastic name for a sandwich shop.


Film titles

This is a fantastic website, a wonderful collection of film stills from 1900 to present day. It is interesting to see the visual shift throughout the years and the continued evolution of type and image. Definitely worth a look.


Letterpress

I can’t believe I’ve never seen any Lego letterpress before, it works so well! Beautiful visuals, I’d love to try something like this out. Looks like a lot of fun.

See more images here.

 


Illuminating Victoria

Hat-Trick has designed a series of large scale illuminated letters near Victoria;

“We decided to design a typeface of illuminated letters, with each letter telling a different story for passers by to discover,” says Hat-Trick’s Tim Donaldson of the project for Land Securities.“We wanted to end up with a visually rich and eclectic set of letters to sum up the area,” he continues, “the mix of past, present and future, heritage (royalty, architecture, famous residents), culture, art, green space, wildlife and so on. The style of each individual letter was inspired by the particular story it was telling. We decided the execution could be photographic, illustrative or graphic, depending on what best communicated it, and in a visually engaging way. Each letter became a project in itself.”

I really like these visuals, I love that the individual letters tell a different story, each relevant in its own way. I was having similar thoughts for one of my minors so this makes for some great research.