An Escapekit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
To celebrate 10K followers on Instagram, photographer Kimber Leane took to the platform with experimental type to express her thanks.
The Ten Minute Type Project
UK designer Shaun Swainland creates beautiful typography ranging from single letter designs to full blown type posters. I’ve posted just a few of my favourites but there is a ton more on his Behance page.
Student designer Zan Barnett designed Hip Hoptimism, a book which focuses on hip hop lyrics with positive, motivational messages, for his graduate seminar class at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
So You’re Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.
Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who’s dating a designer. Check out the list below.
They are always right
You may think it will be fun to re-decorate your living room with the help of your designer partner, but you’re wrong. It’s not fun. Not unless you are familiar with pantones, rules of aesthetics and tungsten lighting. Forget mixing your Mexicali rug with a French provincial coffee table, it’s just not going to happen. It goes against the theme, babe.
Ditch Microsoft Word. And Publisher. And PowerPoint.
They will scoff at your use of comic sans and appear frustrated when you don’t understand the importance of good kerning. They will take to the formatting of your resume with a hatchet, and the outcome will be spectacularly more professional than your best suit.
They don’t keep office hours
Some days it may seem like they spend hours sourcing GoT memes and sending you links to puppies falling asleep, while other nights you go to bed alone and are woken at 12 am by cold computer hands. It all comes down to good versus evil clients and deadlines. But you can’t say they aren’t proud of their work, you’d be hard pressed to find a designer willing to hand in something sub-par just to make it home in time for Survivor.
They speak another language
It’s called ‘Adobe’, and you will never understand it.
They freaking love fonts
If your designer is unusually happy today it’s probably because they just stumbled across a bunch of boutique fonts. And they are freaking out. At one stage they may even try to make you watch a documentary on Helvetica. This is normally the point in the relationship where you re-evaluate your life choices.
You’re living with a geek
You’re going to have to come to terms with this. They will geek out over the new iOS home screen and you will notunderstand why, especially when you’re yelling for them to come upstairs and help you update your laptop because for some reason all your contacts have disappeared.
Gift shopping sucks
It truly sucks. Sometimes you may even resort to typing “stuff designers like” and “birthday presents for designers” into Google in the hope that something amazing and costing approximately $80 (with shipping included) will pop up on your screen. It never happens and nothing will ever be cool/clever enough.
Your wedding invites will be awesome
Think of how amazing they will look. Think of how jealous your friends will be when they go to choose their own sucky wedding cards out of the catalogue at the printing store, or worse – order them online. Revel in your own, perfect, custom-made save-the-dates, invites and thank-you cards while you can.
Two is always better than one
If you don’t have two computer screens, you’re an amateur. You don’t have a rechargeable mouse? You’re unprepared.
Form over function
This fact mainly applies to buying groceries and choosing books. Who would buy that carton of milk when thiscarton of milk is matte with raised lettering. You think it feels like Braille, and are pretty certain it’s milk for a blind person, but they seem to dig it. Who cares that it costs an extra $4.50?
self-initiated project by Noel Shiveley, a letterer from California. Noel decided to combine his lettering skills and passion for photography to create a new design every day, for a year. You can follow his progress on Instagram.
San Antonio-based hand-lettering artist and type designer Sean McCabe makes lovely typographic art
Creative mornings - Rebel
The latest theme for CreativeMornings, “a breakfast lecture series for the creative community”, is “Rebel”—to celebrate this theme, Shutterstock has created a series of inspirational posters that feature quotes from high profile creatives.
New York based design studio Sagmeister & Walsh has created three new type pieces for Aizone SS14. Using visually striking and tangible materials like bubbles, gum, paper cut with a katana to create energetic, typographic maxims for Aizone SS14.
Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov creates interesting typography with ink, paper and other materials.
Love for sale
New York based designer Annica Lydenberg has created some hand-lettered Valentine’s Day signs that comment on the commercialized nature of the holiday.
Watch her create the signs in the video below
Silly Holiday Calendar
New York City based designer Annica Lydenberg has created a fun calendar that reminds you to celebrate the silly holidays of the year.
A new typeface from Hold Fast Foundry, based on the previously released Industry family. This sans serif display face includes a collection of stand-alone styles as well as a layered type system, allowing you to create endless typographic combinations.
Created by french designer JC Debroize for Kerozen.
Typographic Illustrations by Ian Jepson
Freelance illustrator Ian Jepson based in Cape Town, creates awesome type pieces.