Tag: Design / Typographic

Toru Kase

We were browsing last year’s Google Design’s SPAN conference and came across the work of Toru Kase. The Japanese freelance designer has a simple and playful technique. We are very impressed by his ability to make images that are part symbol and part picture. His…


L2M3 is the design practice of German designer Sascha Lobe. Founded in 1999, the studio has focused primarily on designing visual identities for exhibitions and cultural institutions. In their own words they have “high standards of form and content”. A simple gander at their portfolio…

Studio Marie Lusa

An unassuming package would be how we describe the playful editorial work coming from Zurich-based Studio Marie Lusa. Founded by designer Marie Lusa in 2012 the four-member studio has an impressive portfolio focused on editorial and book design. Their work for artists and cultural publishers plays…

Ines Cox

In 2014, Ines Cox set up her personal studio operating as a designer in the field of graphic design and typography. Before setting out on her own, she was the other half of Cox & Grusenmeyer, who we wrote about earlier. Cox has an especially enthusiastic…

Bureau Grusenmeyer

Lauren Grusenmeyer is a Brussels-based designer whose independent practice demonstrates a strong intellect with a love of making. This combination of thought and action are seen throughout her portfolio works, which consists of posters, installations, exhibition designs for various clients and institutions around northern Europe.…


This London-based studio Julia has been crafting sharp graphics and type designs since forming in late 2008. The three partners Valerio Di Lucente, Erwan Lhuissier, and Hugo Trimm form an international team decided to work together shortly after graduating from the Royal College of Art. We have…

Eline Mul

We really enjoy the playful range of Eline Mul‘s work. The recent CalArts MFA alum blends her Dutch design education with American confidence. Check out her work!  

Ghazaal Vojdani

Strong typography and fun visuals by London-based independent designer Ghazaal Vojdani. The work strikes a nice balance between intellectual, trendy, and whimsical. Working with designer Mark Owens, photographer David Brandon Geeting, and Bidoun magazine Vojdani runs with cool company.

Sean Kuhnke

Amazing work by Yale MFA Sean Ervan Kuhnke. If you have been to the New Museum in New York City recently you have seen his strong typographic work. We are also very impressed by his Risographic printing. Nice1.

Friends of Type

A lot of people out there find inspiration, but there a few out that make it. Friends of Type is a crew of friends who express their passion every moment they get. The founding members have been pushing each others’ creative buttons for years (Aaron…

Matthew Carter FTW

Yes, graphic design truly rocks. Typography rocks. Matthew Carter was recently named a 2010 MacArter Fellow. The prestigious award is nicknamed the “genius” award and it truly touching to see a graphic designer recognized. Thank you Mr. Carter.

Hug™ Profile: Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander is an extremely talented, and insanely humble designer based in Framingham, MA. I had the pleasure to work with him for about year at Tank Design where he was the Design Director. Anyone who has crossed paths with this man knows how rare…

The 90’s Are Back

Anton Jeludkov has got to be on the forefront of a serious formal revival, but it would be unjust to say that this young man’s work is purely revivalist. Yes, there is much formal influence by the likes of Neville Brody and Jonathan Barnbrook, but…

Johannes Breyer

Swiss typographic mastery cannot be beat. There is such a strong base that is harnessed at such a young age. It is hard not to be jealous. Johannes Breyer is living up to that legacy for sure. Check his work out.

Mike Abbink

A designer extraordinaire with years of experience. I absolutely love how much of his own hand is in this work. I do not suspect him piggybacking on the labor of others.


Following in the footsteps of YWFT, Reserves sells fancy typefaces and stock imagery. A growing and unique collection indeed. Check it out.

123 Buero

123 Buero is the graphic design practice of Berlin-based designer Timo Gaessner. There’s a nice blend of German cool, and Dutch typographic whim. I’m enjoying that mix. Dig.


The allusive name fits the amazingly atmospheric work of this design duo. Working from Copenhagen and NYC Troels Faber and Jacob Wildschiødtz make some serious stuff. We mentioned their work here before, but we now present the whole deal.


Makers of Soko Zine, I present Pogo. This Buenos Ares outfit is just fantastic and bursting with hungry energy! Yes, there’s a bit of triangle worship here, but that is forgiven by there impeccable typography!


Some very intriguing typographic work from Zetuei aka Yoshiyuki Kano. I wish I could read his site or even understand his typefaces! They probably all say “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” Everyone, thank you all for a wonderful 2009. We wish you the best and hope for…

Fumio Tachibana

Fumio Tachibana is a former Tokyo TDC winner who wonderfully crafts typographic beauty from scraps, scraps, scraps. Read his excitement and passion for the typographic form here: My room is covered with piles of old newspapers. I had not realized how many of them had…

KJ Kim

Artfully crafted with thoughtful grace is the work of Kj Kim. An interesting combination of craft, hand and concept blend through a variety of processes. Her MFA thesis show is quite compelling. Check it out.

Plan Your New Year With Typographic Excellence.

As 2009 winds down it’s time to start laying plans for 2010. Keep track of your new resolutions and don’t ever miss a meeting with a Peter Bi’lak special, the Typotheque Journal. These pieces are designed with precision and masterfully crafted. Check out the gallery…


Now, the site does not do justice to the immaculate craft of these typefaces. This new digital foundry has a small, but solid stable of typefaces that have clearly been lovingly created. They have a freakin’ coptic typeface for christ sake! These have GOT to…


The infamous typeface that has been dominating the arts and crafts/ethnic food market for years, has taken another victim this year. James Cameron’s highly anticipated feature film Avatar, has succumb to Papyrus’ unescapable advances. It is quite clear that Cameron’s well was running dry of…

Baseline Magazine Website Redesign

I was surprised to find that Baseline Magazine took a swing towards our modern times. The new, fluid, and super gridtastic website is an overall pleasurable experience. The images of the magazine are apure tease that don’t do any justice to the printed magazine, but…

Atelier Carlvalho Bernau

To follow up on our post about Harvard Fogg Museum identity, I re-present the work of Atelier Carvalho Bernau. Visit this small studio comprised of Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau. Here you will find several immaculate typefaces accompanied by an impressive display of minimal-ized Dutch…

Catherine Zask

Our french readers are probably familiar with the work of Catherine Zask. Her careful and obsessive study of typographic form is truly motivational. I find new meaning to typography as structures.