A new favorite font for you on this beautiful Friday! Populaire, is the latest font from PintassilgoPrints, a two-person Brazilian outfit that specializes in spirited display fonts with a playful, handcrafted feel.
Inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, this dynamic font is flexible enough to bring freshness and energy to a wide range of design applications.
The typeface comes with four exchangeable glyphs for each letter. When the Populaire font is used in OpenType-savvy applications, its Contextual Alternates feature produce a striking random-like effect on glyphs distribution, achieved by cycling through alternates.
As part of the font, there is also a cool set of ornaments and pictures.
I am a huge fan of Mary Kate McDevitt’s work so I am very excited about the new project, Handwritten Letters, that she announced today. She plans to write a letter to someone everyday for at least one year! She will actually draw and send YOU a letter (you know, like, from the alphabet). How exciting! You can read more about her project and sign up for a letter of your own at your handwritten letters. You better believe I already signed up!
Images from Mary Kate McDevitt
I’m really enjoying the simplicity of this brand for The National – an all-occasion “grand café” inspired by London cafés and French bistros, but with a unique, New York City twist.
Love and War, a branding and advertising agency, developed the visual identity including a minimal wordmark logo and a beautiful abbreviated alternate. The agency also created the website, promotions, illustrations and a range of in-restaurant materials from menus to tableware.
Simple is extremely hard to do well, but Love and War nailed it and I’m not the only one who thinks so. The agency was awarded a 2011 James Beard Award of Outstanding Graphics for this work. What do you think about this identity?
A few of my recent pins to inspire you this weekend. I want my front door to look like that and would love to have that beautiful lace dress!
I made a few updates to my design portfolio that were long overdue. Click through to see more about the work I did for each project.
Salvations is a furniture design competition utilizing reclaimed, repurposed and recycled materials all to benefit New Orleans’ oldest local environmental non-profit, The Green Project. The Green Project keeps over 1.8 million pounds of usable materials from the waste stream and over 40,000 gallons of paint out of the ground water supply and wetlands. See full project.
The Young Leadership Council has maintained its tradition of highlighting 25 members of the community each year since its inception in 1986. Role Models are selected each year by a committee comprised of past Role Model honorees and members of the YLC’s Board of Directors.
Honorees have distinguished themselves by: promoting a positive attitude and an unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community; striving to unite our community in collaborative efforts for its future prosperity; serving as an exemplary role model to young talent in the community; taking an effective and vigorous leadership role in the community; and/or making significant contributions in their specific fields of endeavor. See full project.
I am very proud and honored to have the opportunity to work with these organizations that do so much for the city I love!
Please contact me if you are interested in custom designs.
Of course free fonts aren’t always the best option and good typography isn’t just about pretty fonts, but there are a few out there that are more than worth a look… check it out!
How cute, brother and sister fonts! Verna is a fun, modern and versatile font that has a set of automatic ligatures, discretionary ligatures, swash initials and a selection of ornaments.
Verner, the ‘script brother’ comes with a set of nicely drawn ligatures, swash characters, a selection of ornaments and some alternate characters. The fonts from Fenotype can both be acquired from MyFonts at an affordable price.
Type samples from MyFonts.
A few of my recent pins to inspire you this weekend. Loving the anchor!
Kate Spade is known all over the world for their bold and stylish designer clothing, shoes and accessories. I recently became fascinated with the Kate Spade brand when I started receiving their email newsletters. They are beautifully designed and I’m always excited when one is delivered to my inbox.
The recent redesign of the online presence was completed by CreateThe Group in conjunction with Kate Spade’s internal creative team. The brand stands out from the crowd with simple shapes, graphic prints and a playful sophistication of vibrant colors and typography that parallel the product perfectly.
That combination of luxury, vibrance, classic elements and a continuing passion and determination to LIVE COLORFULLY is what creates this memorable brand.