BBC iWonder / Studio Output, 2014
Great branding for the BBC by Studio Output. I love that logomark, and the resulting custom typeface, “Curious Sans”.
The capital Q has caused quite a bit of controversy amongst people I work with. Personally I love it. What do you reckon?
I recently discovered that “Curious Sans” is actually a slightly tweaked version of Sharp Sans, by Lucas Sharp. Available here and here.
Beer Mat Tat / Becky Turner, 2014
Check out Beer Mat Tat – a really nice Tumblr by Becky Turner, showcasing her mum’s collection of vintage beer mats.
And I thought my haul from Paris was good. This puts my efforts to shame!
Font Men / Dress Code, 2014
Nice documentary about Hoefler Frere-Jones by Dress Code, giving an insight into the world of type design. There’s some great animation work in there too.
Acton Depot / 2013
Some new shots are now up on my Flickr – taken during a tour of the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton, West London.
If you’re in any way interested in graphic design, typography, and/or trains, I would suggest you get down there as soon as you can. It’s an absolute treasure trove of beautiful items from the network’s rich 150-year history.
Unfortunately, being a depot, there’s very little natural light, so please excuse the grainy, artificial tone of the shots. I’m sure you’ll agree, the content more than makes up for it.
Nice article on Wired celebrating 100 years of Johnston’s timeless classic for the London Underground. In my opinion, the best typeface ever designed.
London Transport Museum photography / 2012
Just uploaded some new photos to my Flickr. If you haven’t been to the London Transport Museum, and you’re in any way interested in graphic design, maps, posters, or typography… get down there right now.
Bariol / Atipo, 2012
Bariol is a gorgeous new rounded typeface from Atipo. You can download the regular version for free – and the extra 3 weights for the ridiculously fair price of €3 – by clicking here. There’s also a beautiful specimen booklet available as a free PDF; some of my favourite pages are shown above.
‘Tomic’ and ‘Deconstruct’ / Province Studio, 2012
Some lovely type from Russian studio Province.
Via Brand New.
FF Chartwell / Travis Kochel, 2011
What a stroke of genius. FF Chartwell is a typeface that converts the numbers you type into graphs and charts. A simple but beautiful idea, superbly executed.
Separex / Rob Ricketts, 2012
Great portfolio from Birmingham-based designer Rob Ricketts.