"Essay was born from an afternoon in Berlin in September 2013, looking at old book covers. Inspired by Herb Lubalin, Athletics & Rock music. Its details relate with speed & punk styles but keeping the main structure intact. Works perfectly as main/bold typography combined with some serif typefaces."
This hard-rockin’, punk-style font is loud, bold and brash. It’s also easy to read and features 8 different styles in the whole family. Essay comes with over 250 different glyphs, accented characters, international characters, digits, exclamation points and more! Act fast though, because just like hot concert tickets, this money-saving deal is only available for a limited time!
To check the full deal and purchase the fonts, proceed to the Mighty Deals website!
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
i hope im one of the 7 people with a computer
100 Days of a Design Challenge
At the beginning of this year I set myself as a designer a challenge to create a piece of graphic design every day for 365 days. The design would have to conform to a square and represent my activities, thoughts and/or design experiments of that day. Today is the 100th day of the design challenge and as I look back it’s been an amazing year so far, so much has happened, so many opportunities and so many great memories. The designs range from those made about my holiday out on the open sea through to the work I do in my studio and the events I par take in here at university. Take a look at the 100 images below or visit my Facebook page to take a look as it unfolded live on the internet.
AGIdeas - Look Upstairs - Melbourne Design Conference A Look Back
Last week, on Tuesday the 1st of April I left Sydney for Melbourne aboard Jetstar flight JQ511 on a quest to learn about the process and gain inspiration from some of the best designers from 40 countries around the world. I arrived in Melbourne at around 12.30pm the day the conference was supposed to begin so my plan was to check into the hotel and then have a wonder around the main street of Melbourne before getting ready for an event related to the conference that night.
As I am a student studying a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication here in Sydney I was given the opportunity to be able to enter a design studio located in Melbourne as part of the ‘Studio Access’ program created by AGIdeas and the Look Upstairs Conference. I chose the design studio ‘FutureBrand Melbourne’ who are part of the global brand design and strategy firm ‘FutureBrand’. You can check out their work here. The studio in Melbourne is relatively small with only a few designers and strategists on their team. I was able to meat two of their current designers, their brand strategist and managing director, who were all very nice people and so kind to let us into their studio and show us their work.
The event was due to begin at 6.30pm, I arrived on time where we were provided with pizza and drinks and were able to talk with the other students who had been invited, there were 15 of us, as well as talk to the designers hosting us. After a bit we were ushered into their conference where we were shown how they relate to the rest of the studios in the firm, the market and their clients. The projects they showed us were the likes of Fiji Airways, Nespresso, London 2012 Olympics, and American Airlines. They answered any and all questions put forward to them by the students including topics on their process, how they talk to their clients, how they come up with ideas and their research. After that we were brought into their studio where we took a look at the project they were currently working on, I can’t say who their client was but to see their process was incredibly interesting, so many experimentations and strategies used to come up with and enhance their concepts and designs. The night was brilliant and inspiring, thought provoking. The night went longer than expected, going over time by over an hour. Thank you to FutureBrand and the Melbourne Studio for letting me and other students enter their studio and learn from their knowledge, experience and processes.
The next day, the first day of the Look Upstairs design conference began at 9am at the Melbourne Arts Centre’s Hamer Hall on the banks of the Yarra River. I met up with friends and entered the hall where the conference would begin with a very interesting speaker - Wesley Burt from the United States, who is a concept artist for games and film, he works on bringing concepts for games and film to life through digital painting, drawing and digital manipulation for the studio ‘Massive Black’ in San Francisco. His art was truly inspiring with the detail, effort and personality portrayed in his artworks.
Other highlights of the day included Luke Lucas, a typographer, art director, illustrator and designer, who has produced some high quality typographic works for various clients over the recent years. Also up on stage was Lidi Brouwer from Studio Roosegaarde who presented some truly innovative projects including a ‘smart highway’ which uses energy saving techniques to turn on and off the street lights as a car approaches and passes them as well as to alert drivers when there is a chance of black ice when snow hits the road by using special paint which appears when it comes into contact with snow. Other notable speakers from Day 1 are those of Bjorn Kusoffsky from Stockholm Design Lab and Jason Hutchinson from Deloitte Digital.
Day 1 was incredible with so many other inspiring speakers going through their process, their ideas and their concepts. However, Day 2 was even more so with so many impressive speakers including Phillipe Apeloig a graphic designer known for his work in typographic posters, Jonathan Zawada a ‘multifaceted’ designer living and working in Los Angeles, his work employs colour in interesting ways, his work was a key element I have brought home and some ideas of his I’m looking forward to implementing into my work in the future. Ken Carbone from Carbone Smolan Agency, Kelo Kubu and Rowena Curlewis from The Collective are all amongst the highlights of Day 2.
Day 3 continued the trend of bring together some amazing speakers and putting them on stage in front of 3,000 attendees. John Bielenberg was the most impressive with his innovative work with students in the United States to produce and harvest ideas for communities throughout the nation as part of the studio ‘Future’ and ‘Project M’. Alex Lehours, a designer and illustrator from Sydney was another interesting artist, the youngest on stage, who has been in the industry from less than 5 years put forward his art which is a mix of illustration, graffiti and abstract art. Next upstage was a rather strange but enlightening performance/presentation from Super Critical Mass an audio design firm who focus on experimenting with sound with the public and large numbers of musicians, on stage they encouraged the audience to make music using a single piece of paper providing astounding results. Also amongst the interesting and entertaining speakers for Day 2 were Giuseppe and Paul Boudens.
As the final day of the conference drew to a close we took a look back at the speakers and the works we had the opportunity to see on stage at this years conference but also to be saddened by the possibility of it being the last conference of its format as the conference will be going through some heavy restructure as of next year which may require a huge shift of focus for the conference. However, it was a great conference and one I definitely would go back to as it provided me with some amazing ideas, concepts and inspiration for future projects and people to look up to in the industry along with some amazing connections to other students and designers. Overall I am extremely grateful of the expertise that was shown on stage and thankful to the organisers that made this event possible.
Circuit board business card is a minimalist credit-card-sized handheld console which includes Tetris. Videos embedded below:
A revolution in minimalist circuit board art design.Barebones Arduino
Capacitive Input Buttons
9+ Hours Playtime
1.6 millimeters total thickness
You can find out more about the project here