Photographer Jessica Eaton’s images have a beautifully geometric feel to them and when you learn that all of the effects and color separations in the images were done in-camera, they really become amazing. Be sure to check out Jessica’s website to see more of her work and a glimpse into how some of the images were created.
Sahara by the Guimaraes, Portugal base foundry Upper Type is a beautiful, bold and free sans serif typeface with an elegant shadowed effect. The typeface is based off the title font for a movie of the same name from the late 20′s is primarily meant to be used as titling. Jump over to Upper Type to download a copy of Sahara for your self and to check out their other great typefaces.
The First 70: A film about the people fighting to save parks that are slated to be closed in California
The First 70 is a documentary about the people fighting to keep the 70 parks in California that are slated to be closed by the state government due to budget cuts. This film follows the people through 70 parks in 120 days, allowing us to see the beauty and history that would be lost.
Glenlake, originally designed by Filmotype & released in 1955, has been beautifully remastered & expanded by Font Diner. This gothic sans serif typeface has all the added functionality of a modern digital typeface, a full compliment of international characters, auto fractionals, ordinals, & alternates.
Filmotype was a company led by Allan & Beatrice Friedman that built and sold manually operated photo typesetting machines and over 500 specifically designed typefaces for the machine. Filmotype eventually became Alphatype and continued selling and manufacturing the machines until 1984, when the MAC was first released. The company couldn’t compete against the coming digital type age. in 2006, Font Diner acquired the collection of type and has been digitizing it ever since.
I’ve seen images of the Rye, East Sussex based Merchant & Mill’s beautiful branding and packaging floating around the internet for a few months now, always mentally marking in my head to swing back around at take a closer look at their 1900s inspired line of sewing and tailoring wares. The products hark back to time when quality was paramount, design was more about function and less about form, and you knew the person you were buying from.
The branding and package design for the products is impeccable, even down to the detail of the lower-res printing methods of the time. The stark black on white and craft colors remind you that what you are buying is a quality made product and not a piece of crap wrapped up in a the pretty boxes of our superstores. The team of Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field have done an amazing job.
Aesthetic Apparatus released it’s much awaited typeface. Valuco, in July. The design started with a silkscreen print series they did, “YES, WE’RE SORRY WE’RE,” mimicking the iconic “Sorry, We’re…” signs. The hype around the typeface was so great that they decided to run a KickStarter to build the capital to bring Valuco to the masses.
The the uppercase beveled typeface comes in 5 variations, for only $50 on MyFonts.
Miller Creative’s brand spanking new business cards are letterpress printed on 98pt recycled grey cover board and look stunning! The thickness of the cards allowed for Miller Creative to stamp the edges with tiny and cute messages, further personalizing the cards and adding that extra little bit.
The talented crew over at FoundryCo has just released a branding, print & web package for an amazing new resource for creatives in Dalles, TX. Weld is a collaborative creative space with large photo studios, meeting rooms, work spaces, & more that members can use. Check them out at Weld.co to learn more.
Also be sure to take a look at FoundryCo’s other project, Urban Wine Works as well.
The Finsbury line of seating by Assemblyroom comes in a single seat, two seat, and three seater and is truly beautiful study in classic lines and simplicity, with strong influence coming from the utilitarian design of the 1950s.
The Finsbury line is built in the UK with all FSC certified woods, CMHR graded foam, and Camira ‘Second Nature’ renewable & compostable fabric and comes in a wide variety of colors.