Brandon Grotesque Font [Friday Favorites]

A new favorite font for y’all today! Brandon Grotesque is a sans serif type family of six weights plus matching italics. It was designed by Hannes von Döhren. Influenced by the geometric-style sans serif faces that were popular during the 1920s and 30s, the fonts are based on geometric forms that have been optically corrected for better legibility.

Brandon Grotesque has a functional look with a warm touch. While the thin and the black weights are great performers in display sizes the light, regular and medium weights are well suited to longer texts. The small x-height and the restrained forms lend it a distinctive elegance. You can grab Brandon Grotesque from MyFonts.

Description and samples from MyFonts.

An Illustrated Guide to New Orleans [Friday Favorites]

Hop & Jaunt is a couple of designers who started their creative agency while traveling and is now based out of New Orleans. John of Hop & Jaunt started an illustrated guide to New Orleans that I can’t get enough of! His illustration style is amazing and he captures the feeling of the city perfectly. Here are a few of my favorites and you can check out more on Hop & Jaunt’s Facebook page!


September Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

I am officially a New Orleans resident again! Our trip home was pretty insane since we were scheduled to arrive home right after hurricane Isaac passed. We ended up driving through some bad weather in Mississippi and when we got to New Orleans most of the city was covered in downed trees and had no power. We stopped in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia on the way and took some videos and photos that I’ll be sharing soon! I’m back to blogging and taking on Freelance work since I’m one of the lucky ones with power restored! Zander and I have a September desktop wallpaper for y’all, hope you enjoy!

August Desktop Calendar Wallpaper by Ciera Design

August Desktop Calendar Wallpaper by Ciera Design

Download: 2560x1440 / 1920x12001680x10501280x1024ipad / iphone

 For personal use only.

Frontage Font [Friday Favorites]

Happy Friday, I have a special font to share with y’all today! I just adore fonts that have layering options! Frontage is a charming layered type system by Juri Zaechwith with endless design possibilities using different combinations of fonts and colors. Achieve a realistic 3D effect by adding the shadow font or just use the capital letters of the regular and bold cut for stark artwork.

Frontage Font Type Specimens and Design

The typeface’s design is based on a simple grid which creates the friendly, handcrafted look of facade signs. It is generously spaced for maximum impact of your message. As a display typeface, Frontage loves color and is suitable for headlines and logotypes. Details include 224 characters in six styles and manually edited kerning.

You can download Frontage Outline for free by just paying with a tweet or Facebook post by clicking the image above!

Brand Spotlight: Brooklyn Taco

Just loving this brand identity for Brooklyn Taco Co. by Tag Collective. How about you?

The identity started with a wordmark that speaks to their craft and references hand painted signage seen throughout Brooklyn, this is paired with a Mexican inspired color palette and patterns.

From the groundwork created by the graphic identity, the space took shape incorporating a strong graphic pattern, color palette and typography provided by the brand toolkit.

Photos and quotes via Tag Collective.