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Typography finds a toehold with hipster creatives
Implications - The rise of the hipster creative has brought forth a renewed interest in typography and lettering as an art form unto itself. Rather than a means to an end, fonts are now the focus, finding their way into furniture, jewelry, and even tattoos and body modification in new and unusual ways.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 130,619 Total Clicks Apr 09 - Dec 09
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Typographic Jewelry - Ebon Heath Teams With Mona Ibranhim For Musical Bauble Line
SCORE: 5.7
Hot 20,356 Clicks Pub: Sep 7, 09
Typographic Jewelry
Ebon Heath Teams With Mona Ibranhim For Musical Bauble Line
Typographic artist Ebon Heath knows how to use text in interesting and unexpected ways, but now the artist has teamed with jewelry designer Mona Ibrahim that brings the beauty of Heath’s text to fashion.… [More]
Architectural Typography - Chris Labrooy's Building-Inspired Characters
SCORE: 4.8
Hot 27,264 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 09
Architectural Typography
Chris Labrooy's Building-Inspired Characters
Many people take typography seriously, as we all saw in the movie 'Helvetica,' and graphic artist Chris Labrooy could also be said to fall into this category. Recently, he designed a typeface based on… [More]
CAPTCHA Body Art - 'Love Letters' by Aliona Michel is a Series of Tricky Typographic Tattoos
SCORE: 4
Warm 28,454 Clicks Pub: Oct 11, 09
CAPTCHA Body Art
'Love Letters' by Aliona Michel is a Series of Tricky Typographic Tattoos
'Love Letters' by Aliona Michel is a photo set that features typographic tattoo-like body art that reminds me of those tricky CAPTCHAs you have to enter to join most websites. It's a gorgeous photographic… [More]
Pinched Flesh Alphabets - Twisted Typography from Arjan Benning
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 28,632 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 09
Pinched Flesh Alphabets
Twisted Typography from Arjan Benning
I could ramble on about the artistic underpinnings of these photos or ask such questions as “Whose skin is this?” or “How did the idea for this come about?” or “What part of the body is that?” I could.… [More]
Rescuing Typography - Berlin Museum Of Letters Celebrates the Alphabet
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 16,497 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 09
Rescuing Typography
Berlin Museum Of Letters Celebrates the Alphabet
For the past four years, the Berlin Museum of Letters has been squirreling away, and saving, fonts, letters and typeface for future generations. Visits to the museum are by appointment only to this rather… [More]
Typographic Graffiti Books - Erosie and C100 Present 'The Art of Rebellion #3'
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 9,416 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 09
Typographic Graffiti Books
Erosie and C100 Present 'The Art of Rebellion #3'
In his new book “Erosie - Part Of Rebellion #3,” the author C100 presents the work of a leading European street artist. The Dutch graffiti artist Erosie is known for his smart, clever typographic… [More]