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Fontastic Design

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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Featured Examples

Typographic Jewelry
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
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
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Typographic Graffiti Books
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
Typography Fashion
Typography Fashion
Little Factory Scarfs With Too Much to Say
Most designers and creative people share the opinion that typography is an art. Many times art, fashion and technology join together to create new original garments and accessories. This time, laser cut… MORE
Literal Typography
Literal Typography
The Radio Radio, Woof Subwoofer and Remote Remote Rock the Design World
Turn on your radio radio and woof woofer with your handy remote remote. Finally, a trio that makes listening to music easy while looking really kickass. The radio actually spells out the word ‘radio,’… MORE
Typography Furniture
Typography Furniture
'Question Mark' Chair from Stefan Heiliger
This 'Question Mark' chair from Stefan Heiliger borrows the sinuous curves of that ubiquitous punctuation mark for a sculptural piece of seating that would look great amid modern decor. Heiliger was… MORE
Recycled Typography Lamps
Recycled Typography Lamps
Aleksi Hautamaki Gives Old Signage New Life
These recycled typography lamps by Aleksi Hautamäki breathe new life into old signage. Using giant letters that were destined for the dumpster, Hautamäki retrofitted each letter with LED lights. That gives… MORE
Typographic Seating
Typographic Seating
The Banco Bold Chair by Sanserif Creatius Makes an Eco Statement
The Banco Bold chair by Sanserif Creatius, a Spanish design firm, is sure to make an audacious statement in any room. This eco-friendly seat is made from corrugated cardboard, which is 100% biodegradable,… MORE
Flaming Typography
Flaming Typography
Ana Paula Caldas Sets Letters On Fire for Art
Ana Paula Caldas' 'Type in Flames' project is one pyromaniacs will appreciate--even if they don't give a hoot about typography. The project is essentially a flaming O, and it's an incendiary art piece… MORE

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