The web’s top five design and typography posts of the month: January 2014

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27Jan, 2014

Each month I bring you my top five picks of the best design and typography posts from around the web. Here are this months picks. Enjoy.

Featured Image: Martina Sperl Branding by moodley brand identity licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

3D Typography by Lex Wilson

This is just simply amazing. Check out the hand drawn typographic illustrations by graphic designer Lex Wilson. He truly is one talented fellow. I’ve also included a link to his Bēhance portfolio so you can view more of his astounding work. Also, check out the video below.

The ‘World’s First 3D-Printed Book Cover’ Features Pop-Up Typography

Awesome… another printing process we need to learn how to design for! I’ve been wondering what impact 3D Printing would have on our industry and how it could be applied to everyday designs such as books. Here is one great example.

Four new family members to the free font Bebas Neue

Fonts can be expensive, so if you are on a limited budget (or your client is) there are plenty of high-quality free fonts on the web. Bebas Neue is a great example of this; and, even better, Font Fabric has added four new family members including Thin, Light, Book, and Regular. Sweet! They also have other great free fonts on their site.

10 letterpress designs to inspire you

I love letterpress printing—bring back the old skool I say! Here are some great examples of what can be done using this traditional process. If you are unsure of the letterpress printing process learn all about it here.

Interview with graphic designer David Pearson

David is a london-based graphic designer who specialises in book design and has created work for major publishers such as Penguin. This interview showcases some of his best designs and I’m sure you will be impressed—as I was! His flickr site has some more great examples to browse through for inspiration.

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About The Author
Matt Smith is a graphic designer and principal lecturer with expertise in print media and web design. He has over 20 years of experience under his belt and has dedicated much of his career to educating others. He founded Edgee in 2014 with the aim of providing quality education for new and experienced graphic designers. With ‘hands on’ experience and qualifications in graphic design, along with a Bachelor of Education in Adult Vocation, Matt combines his passion for design, typography and teaching with his expertise in Adobe Creative Suite to develop eBooks, tutorials and informative articles aimed at helping designers of all levels improve their skills and knowledge.