Archive for the 'typography' Category

New typography for Inspirationspam

New on my blog is the typography I’m using. It’s generated by a new plug-in: Typekit, witch can be used either on a Worpress blog or on any other type of website.
Typekit is an easie way to use real fonts on the web. It’s a subscription-based service for linking to Open Type fonts from some of the major type foundries. The fonts are served from a global network on redundant servers.

Every major browser now supports the ability to link to a font. That means you can write a bit of CSS, include a URL to a font file, and have your page display with the typography you expect. For designers and developers, this is a significant step forward. No longer will you need to trap your content in images or Flash. But Fonts have copyrights.
And that’s where Typekit comes in. They’ve developed a web-only font linking license with the major type foundry’s. And they’ve build the technology platform to host free and commercial fonts.

Inspirationspam is now using the VERA SANS by Bitstream as bodytype…

… and LFT ETICA DISPLAY WEB by TypeTogether for the headings.

Check out the WEBSITE for more details


Teach your kids to become font-designers

This toy prototype helps your kids not only their ABCs but also the basics of font design. Instead of 26 distinct letters, the oversize, 4-inch recycled-cardboard cubes (known as “Letterboxes”) divvy up the alphabet into combining geometric parts. The cubes can be stacked in all sorts of combinations to produce a variety of shapes and letterforms. The typeface is available as a free download.

THX Daan @ reggs 4 the tip

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Inspiration-snack #26

It’s been out there a while, but I really had to treat you with this eye candy. Amazing video! It was made by Alex Trochut for the TOCA ME 2008 design event.


Design should attract, seduce, inspire, surprice and convince someone: you.


Concept, design and animation: Me @ dBOD
Soundtrack: C72 (Music Tiësto)
3D: Edwin v.d. Laag @ dBOD
Flash animation: Armand v.d. Zwan @ dBOD


Hyper positief halleluja filmpje over hoe ondernemers de werled kunnen verbeteren. Mooi gemaakte (te?) mooie boodschap.

Tart cards

Wallpaper* kwam afgelopen maand uit met the ‘sex-issue’. Als onderdeel daarvan is een groot aantal grafische ontwerpers gevraagd een typografische tart card te ontwerpen. Tart cards zijn een langzaam uitstervend ‘form of advertising’ in Londense telefooncellen, waarop prostituees hun diensten aanbieden.

Hier alvast een kleine selectie.Bekijk hier de hele collectie.






Inspiratie-snack #22

Post-it stop motion animatie.

Post-it’s als pixels. Mooie stop motion animatie. En wat een werk! Bekijk ook de making off.

Via: fontfeed