I Work for Who?

October 24, 2008

The brain child of Michael Cina & Michael Young, YOUWORKFORTHEM is an online store based out of Minneapolis, MN that is tailored to designers and all things design. A fun mixture of design elements, books, shirts and information YouWorkForThem is a designer’s dream store. Aesthetically pleasing and simplistically beautiful, the site entices you to poke around and explore. Their BLOG is exceptional and always very interesting both visually and intellectually. Thanks to the ILOVETYPOGROPHY.COM blog for the Sunday Type post that got me interested.

YouWorkForThem 6th Anniversary

YouWorkForThem 6th Anniversary

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Standout Series v:3hree

October 2, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amidst of the housing crisis and the economy going belly up, somehow (international economy) new york keeps developing and branding these incredible real estate/residence ventures. One company describing themselves as a brand creation and marketing firm is pushing the ideals of luxurious and stylish living in modern manhattan by enticing people to become part of an idea, a lifestyle very similar to the likes of the Acura campaign that I have witnessed periodically. A new breed of young success. Pandiscio does it through simplicity, creativity, and with style that is immediately noticeable. Take notice. I would say note the typography but I would be selling this company exponentially short.

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Welcome back, or nice to meet you.  I’ve decided to start a new series devoted to the standout pages/designers/fonts/photographers that I see. Something unique… truly unique that grabs my attention and holds it. These days it is rare to stay at a page for more than a few seconds but i spent at least 15 min poking around and admiring the interface. So to kick it off we begin the series with OurType. OurType is not only a great site for font viewing but the site design is fresh, stylistic and most of all… it’s entertaining. Designed by group94 a Belgian based flasah and web developer (who also has an interesting, yet confusing web site), OurType is the brainchild of Fred Smeijers, who has been a belgian type designer for over twenty years. Play around in the try section for a while. You might even buy something. The typefaces are clean, contemporary and interestingly unique. If you have any suggestions for the standout series I’m think about doing it on a weekly basis.

www.ourtype.be

Font Me Not

May 20, 2008

Just looking around this weekend in New York wasting time between my sister’s wedding events looking at all the pop and environmental design and I realized that everyone loves the same fonts. I think I spotted futura a realistic 50 or 60 times.

So in the interest of freshness I’m cleaning out my “fridge” and getting into some new stuff. Found a new site, font shop, filled with great ideas. The blog is excellent.