Áron Jancsó

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Hungary-based designer / illustrator Áron Jancsó has quite the way with letters. Viewing Áron’s work is a delightfully involved procedure. With such a large variety of typographic experimentation and work, it’s easy to become engrossed with the portfolio while inspecting the various details.

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U&lc Back Issues

U&lc Back Issues

Design by Herb Lubalin

Wee hoo! U&lc back issues are now available for download at fonts.com.

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Jonathan Zawada

Jonathan Zawada

Jonathan Zawada is a graphic designer who lives & works in Australia. I first discovered Jonathan on flickr, and was completely taken by his collection of amazingly rendered pencil drawings. Over the years he has made his way into the world of hand-drawn typography, implementing his style into branding, editorial illustrations and major campaigns for incredible clients. His very polished but still whimsical style really stands out, and I’m excited to see how his art evolves in years to come.

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Abby Brewster

abby brewster

I love this wonderful identity and stationery system from Abby Brewster. Typographically interesting and well thought out — I want to touch and look and feel each little piece.

The patterns on the inner flap of the envelope are such nice details. How fun would it be to open that letter and be greeted with something so bold! Such a fun surprise.

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Kazumasa Nagai Posters

Kazumasa Nagai Posters

Pink Tentacle digs up an impressive collection of posters by Japanese artist and designer Kazumasa Nagai. Enjoy!
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Scotty Reifsnyder: The Heroes of Folk

Scotty Reifsnyder

Scotty Reifsnyder updates his portfolio & shop with the Heroes of Folk, a series of letterpress cards featuring illustrations of American Folk legends like Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed. The cards are available for $30 a piece or $150 for the complete collection. Pick them up here.

Head nods and handshakes go out to Scott McClelland of Two Paper Dolls for doing such a wonderful job with the printing.

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Ill Studio

Ill Studio

Ill Studio is a Parisian design studio with an incredibly experimental edge. They have just released a massive update featuring some beautiful typography-based projects. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years, and love their effortless propensity for creating an inspiring and very new set of work. With each new iteration of their portfolio they get better & better at honing their craft, while maintaining a very specific nod to the past with classic styling and type choices.

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Kelli Anderson



In the era of the slick, white, one-dimensional portfolio site, one quickly glazes over after clicking through multiple nearly identical sites. The flip side being that tedious, overly constructed sites become more frustrating and conceptual than actually useful for seeing a designer’s portfolio.

Kelli Anderson has a great site on her hands. It’s unique, fun and easy to use, and it doesn’t get fussy. Her work is exceptional as well. I noticed a nice balance of smart thinking and great hand skills. Kelli has a letterpress in her apartment, so much of her work has a very hands-on, tactile, cared-for feel.

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Cor Klaasen: Vintage Irish Graphic Design

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Opening in Dublin this week:

The Vintage Irish Book Covers blog is presenting an exhibition of Cor Klaasen’s wonderful book and record cover designs.

Cor Klaasen: Jackets, Covers & Sleeves
Venue: Adifferentkettleoffishaltogether, 18 Ormond Quay Upper
Times: Daily 11 – 5pm. Thurs 4 – Wed 10 November inclusive
Opening: Wednesday 3 November, 2010, 6 – 8 pm. Guest Speaker: Brian Lalor

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Jon Contino

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For my first post I am honored to bring to you Jon Contino. He is a designer, illustrator and a self-proclaimed ‘Alphastructuaesthetitologist’ (which sounds wonderful & incredibly hard to say) living in Brooklyn. His completely unique hand lettering style uses a rich mix of nostalgia and vaguely modern touches, making his particular brand of typography stand out. I particularly love his use of old sailor songs, sea life and of course the New York whaling-era ephemera. Along with his freelance career, Jon lives a crazy life as a partner at OneTwentySix design studio and owner of a men’s clothing line, CXXVI.

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