Using nuggets of wisdom from famous figures like Rumi, Oscar Wilde, and Albert Einstein, Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur turns inspirational quotes into beautiful, minimalist designs that illustrate the quotation’s meaning. The striking, mostly monochromatic designs are elegant in their simplicity, but still manage to effectively convey deep messages and philosophies in creative ways.
Emanuele Abrate illustrates the typefaces used in some of the most famous brands.
As designers and typographers, it’s always heart-warming to see our work in use. Spotting my font family, Citarella Gothic, always makes me happy. This Sunday, I had the added enjoyment of seeing two weights of the typeface created in metal for the Park Francis in Hamilton Park, Jersey City. As far as I can tell, the logo and signage was created by Chris Rudloff of New World Group in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The back acreage of a typeface conceals some of its greatest treasures, and tells some of typography’s most fascinating stories. Meet four typographic curios on which the designers at H&Co love to lavish special attention, and learn how these piquant spices can help turn up the flavor of your design.
After much research, University of Chicago sophomore Sasha Trubetskoy has completed a subway-style map of the road system of the Roman Empire. From about 300 BC, the Romans built or improved over 250,000 miles of roads (50,000 miles were stone paved) that extended into the farthest reaches of the Empire: from Spain to modern-day Iraq to Britain to northern Africa.