Parisian Typography!

So, I recently befriended April Johnston, a SCAD fashion graduate and this year’s 5th runner-up on Project Runway. After getting back from Paris Fashion Week, April posted some fabulous photographs, including one of some amazing typography:

Photo by April Johnston, with her permission

Of this photograph, April said, “Love the typography!” So do I, April. 😀

April’s fashion collection can be found at:
SHES MADNESS collection
MANGLED COURTESAN

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Complete change of logo and typeface!

So when checking my old email address at yahoo, I saw that one of its headline news stories tells of a new logo for The Gap. There has been an uproar by consumers resulting from this sudden change. Apparently, everyone hates it except for those who approved it. I definitely agree. I like the old one much better.

Here is the article: Gap Redesigns Logo… But Why?

Some guy that was interviewed said that the new logo looks very streamlined and is indicative of a technologically advanced world. Well, if you wanna know what I think, here it is: The stupid new logo looks VERY web 2.0. The original logo, to me, induced feelings of high quality. This new logo looks very cheap. The typeface is a plain sans-serif, and the square is oddly placed and does a better job making the logo look cheaper rather than “streamlined.”

So what’s your input on this odd change?

Typography T-shirts!

So, I visited the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University a couple of days ago. My tour guide, a design major, had this awesome shirt on that was all the sans-serif typefaces! She got it as a present, so she couldn’t tell me where she got it, only that her brother bought it online.

In the process of looking for the site, I have found these other sites that sell typography-themed clothing. 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂

The Oatmeal!

The Oatmeal is the most dangerous website to look at when you have work to do!

The comics that Matthew Inman creates are true to life, and he does it with such flair!  Plus, a lot of his comics deal with the topics of design and programming. My favorite comics are the following:

 

TeeFury

I love the website, Teefury.com!

Everyday, there is a different t-shirt design by a different artist, and the artist gets a portion of the sale.  It’s a great way to support illustrators around the world.  I own about 10 shirts from this site.  🙂

Some designs are artistic, some are satire, and some are references to different movies, stories, etc.

Check it out!

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