Incredible skill and craft from calligrapher Oriol Miró.
Erretres are an established design agency in Madrid with a comprehensive portfolio of excellent work.
Spanish readers of FormFiftyFive will also be interested in their blog
“Emeric is a kinetic type. An optimistic typeface which marries precision with expression, geometry with movement and functionality with humanity — a classic working sans serif with a distinct and individual character, open to whatever shape the future may take.”
We’re already used to beautiful specimens from the foundry — ‘10 Years in Type‘ by Thompson Brand Partners delved in two Fontsmith’s history — and this time round Believe in® have designed a fantastic booklet and poster, along with a microsite created by Taylor / Thomas.
The celebrations don’t stop there — Phil also asked eleven of his heroes to create a poster, each using a different weight of the typeface. Contributors include Build, Studio Dumbar, Pentagram, Non-Format, Manual and Bibliothèque, all screen-printed on Colorplan by Dan Mather in a limited run of 50. You can see the whole set here. Lucky customers buying two or more weights of FS Emeric will receive one randomly selected poster (while stocks last).
Here’s some background information from the team:
FS Emeric — a landmark new typeface launched by Fontsmith
The original brief that Phil set himself carried a bold ambition — a sans serif typeface that was capable of adding a fresh new voice to the classic modernist fonts. Read more
Mesmerising video produced and directed by Nacho Guzman for the release Sparkles & Wine by Opale.
Exceptional portfolio update by Chicago-based designer & illustrator Mike McQuade. Since we last featured him on FFF Mike focused on creating strong identities, websites, illustrations, type and artwork for a range of clients and self-initiated projects with great results!
Rando is an experimental photo exchange app for iOS and Android for people who like photography. Each image taken is sent by you anonymously to somebody completely random somewhere else in the world. You’ll only get a rando back by sending one yourself and you will never know who received your image, they will never know who sent it.
You can however see the location of where it landed, building your rando collection, collating unique cultural sights from around the world.
ustwo deliberately haven’t incorporated social features such as likes, comments or communication into the application. You can read more about the process behind the app on their blog.
Each visitor’s cursor movement is tracked and added to the video. Lovely — have a go over here.
Nice to hear from Ken Meier over the weekend. Since leaving IDEO more than 3 years ago he and Yoonjai Choi (previously at 2×4) formed Common Name to focus on print, interactive, identity, and exhibition work for the arts and cultural sector.
Make sure you check out their excellent new portfolio!
Our friends Boat Studio (the brains behind Boat Mag) describe themselves as an optimistic creative studio, turning simple, human ideas into brands, print, packaging and digital. They recently quietly launched a lovely new site showcasing their latest work (by She Was Only).
I came across Alec’s work in the alcohol aisle last night — his artwork for London’s Partizan Brewing really stood out among all the other wired and wonderful bottles on display. Luckily his name was proudly printed on the label, so it didn’t take me long to track down his work. I’m a huge fan of his colour choices and fun quirky style.
Here’s hoping the beers are as tasty as the branding. Cheers!
Gentleman Scholar’s work was brought to our attention recently because of their intense neon typography for Spring Breakers movie. And the rest of their folio, predominately in motion graphics and live action, is equally captivating and pleasing to the eye. Highly detailed, stylised and super slick we were very impressed with just how good this LA based collective are.
Drawnimal is a great new app that brings together e-learning on the iPhone or iPad and having fun with pen & paper. By motivating children to draw around the device and encouraging them to think outside of the box, the app helps them leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction. It shows the children how to draw the main features of animals and the fun animations motivate them to learn the alphabet.
The idea was born while my daughter and I played with an alphabet book. This book showed us how to build an origami-animal out of a paper letter. I wanted to bring a similar analog and funny learning experience to our daily digital devices.
Tidy portfolio update by Notting Hill based boutique agency Two Times Elliot, producing a diverse range of work across multiple disciplines including print design, identity & web.