The Web’s Top Five Design and Typography Posts of the Month: March 2014.

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31Mar, 2014
Each month I bring you my top five picks of the best design and typography posts from around the web. The articles I’ve chosen this month have a real typography flavour. Enjoy.

Featured image: An Incredibly Detailed & Ravishing Sign Inspired By 19th Century Typography via

The Sophisticated Typography Work by Jackson Alves

Brazil based typographer Jackson Alves has an amazing talent when it comes to producing both hand and digital based typography. This is a great article that showcases some of his fantastic work.

An Incredibly Detailed & Ravishing Sign Inspired By 19th Century Typography

London-based graphic designer Anton Burmistrov has produced probably the most detailed sign I have ever seen. It’s great to see how this was developed from concept through to finished art. Amazing stuff!

10 Creative Examples of Chalkboard Typography

I am utterly amazed how someone could actually produce these fabulous chalkboards by hand. There’s some seriously talented people out there! It seems the old chalkboard is making a comeback and I reckon that’s a great thing.

Illustrator Techniques to Turn a Sketch into Vector Art

Chris Spooner’s blog is full of useful articles, freebies and tutorials and this one is no exception. This tutorial teaches you how to turn a sketch into vector art – a technique that has many applications including logo design. Check it out!

Philippe Apeloig Tells Stories with Design

I’m probably a little bias in choosing this article as I’m excited about seeing Philippe speak at this week’s Australian agIdeas conference. Philippe is renowned for his poster designs and typography. He also teaches at the famous Cooper Union School of Art and is a design consultant for the Lourve – not bad!!!


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.