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Category Archives: Famous Typographers

All Things Sewell

  Okay, so we all have our celebrity crushes. For a 13-year-old singer, it may be Taylor Swift. For a 17-year-old basketball star, it may be Stephen Curry. As for me, a 20-year-old graphic design student, my idol is Carolyn Sewell. Before coming to Mason I did not have too many people I looked up […]

Typedia by John Langdon

So I was browsing through some graphic design sites for inspiration for an upcoming art project and I stumbled on Typedia. It’s an encyclopedia of type and they also have a blog. One of the posts was dedicated to the creation of Typedia’s logo. The reason I’m sharing this with you guys is because I […]

Karloff Typeface

It is not easy to run into really interesting typefaces. As students we usually cannot afford the kinds of typefaces we would like to use in our projects, so we try to find free substitutes, most times which are unsatisfactory knock-offs of the real deal. So we browse through the endless waves of the web […]

Proximity -> Creativity

I went to NYC with the AIGA-GMU group, and one of the coolest places we visited was called Studiomates. We went there to visit the bloggers Swiss Miss and Lucky So and So, but once we got there, we found out that we had entered into the center of the design blogging world. Not only […]

Sometimes typography is just awesome.

      In the words of Bernie Mac, “nuff said.”

Graphic Designer Louise Fili

Louise Fili is one of my current favorite graphic designers. I love to look at her designs. Fili specializes in food package design and has designed all sorts of things such as wine bottles, coffee packages, and water bottles. In my opinion, her designs seem simple but elegant. Also some of her work seems to […]

Papyrus (aka I’m Trying to be Ancient and Mysterious, but in Reality, I’m Being A Hack)

Almost as notorious as Comic Sans, Papyrus is another one of those infamous fonts that is reviled by graphic designers and typographers nearly everywhere. While it hasn’t come close to the absolute and utter hatred that Comic Sans has firmly established (although there is a website dedicated to destroying the Papyrus font once and for […]

Daily Drop Cap Daily Drop Cap (DDC, for brevity) is a blog project started by artist Jessica Hische (whom I will write another blog post about, because she is just that talented!). It highlights a different ‘discovered’ artist everyday, and asks them to illustrate a single letter for their drop-cap archives. Each artist puts their own spin […]

The Aim of Archer

On AIGA’s main page, this article on the typeface Archer sits on display. Look familiar? I began to wonder if I was the only one who had noticed this typeface absolutely everywhere. Apparently, the author, a grad student at MICA, noticed it too. She outlines Archer’s beginnings as a commission from the Martha Stewart Magazine, […]

Comic Sans walks into a bar, bartender says, “We don’t serve your type.”

If you call yourself a graphic designer and have used the typeface Comic Sans in any of your work, I am sorry to say you are now part of an endangered species in a global and unforgiving community of designers and self-proclaimed ‘typophiles’. Part of surviving college graphic design courses is accepting that Comic Sans […]