Emanuele Abrate illustrates the typefaces used in some of the most famous brands.
The following is a list, compiled by Derek Weathersbee of Creative Market.
In this infographic by Muse Design, which has a curious mix of “color” and “colour” (homogenized below for your convenience), the designer provides some color commentary (so to speak) as to what colors consciously and subconsciously say: Read more
Seeing Herb Lubalin’s lovely Mother & Child logo in U & lc magazine began my obsession with ampersands. There has always been something elegant and foreign and vaguely mystical about the character. In band class, I imagined it the reverse treble clef. And in each hand-written letter from friends and relatives, I scoured their penmanship to see the nuance and personality they instilled in their own use of the ampersand. Was it the backwards 3? The pretzel? Was it rounded or squared off? Where was the baseline, the flair, the counters and eyes, the panache and bravado? What was the character of their character? Read more
Since August 2010, [d]online Medium has been downloaded 13,643 times on dafont.com. Since January 2011, era404 Regular has been downloaded 7,619 times. And as I watched these numbers continue to rise, a collective 21,000 downloads of my typefaces, I began to wonder if people were only downloading them because they were free or if people liked them enough to spend some money on them.
In light of my design studio’s new branding initiative, and based on some positive feedback about the lettering, I decided to expand the logo into a whole typeface. The font, which contains 256 glyphs and ligatures, is called era404 Regular and can be downloaded from MyFonts.com (along with my previous font, [d]online). Please only use it for personal use. Contact me (or post a comment) if you’re interested in commercial licensing of either typeface. And as always, I’d love your feedback.