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Playtype + Côte&Ciel Laptop Sleeves
Typeface is for more than books, signs and posters, as the Copenhagen-based Playtype (the more "fun" younger sibling of the Danish brand agency e-Types) shows, instilling their love for all things type onto cups, raincoats and even skateboards, in...
DESIGN
The Field Guide to Typography
In "The Field Guide to Typography," Peter Dawson, co-founder of London-based Grade Design, leads the journey through 125 different typefaces (which is not to be confused with fonts). From the start, the book compares itself to a birdwatching handbook...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Sound Quality The first exhibition at NYC showroom and shop Grey Area, "Sound Quality" is nearly over but their clever take on the classic merch table continues online, tempting music fans with things like artist-curated CDs, Kent Henricksen's...
DESIGN
CH ExtraOrd
Sponsored content: We are well underway on a redesign of Cool Hunting that will bring you an extraordinary new interface to even further elevate the quality of the original content we create. Among the various components of this project is a custom...
DESIGN
Oded Ezer
Israeli type designer Oded Ezer breathes new life into Hebrew and Latin letters by giving his typefaces sculptural form or a curious new meaning. Each of his experimental works elevates the written word, challenging the brain to rethink how it views...
DESIGN
Word as Image
Seeing the world through the eyes of Ji Lee means every billboard is a blank canvas, the alphabet has three-dimensional form and words are actually images. The former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs playfully communicates through visual...
DESIGN
Hello Georgia
After launching our redesign a few weeks ago we received a lot of feedback about the choice of Courier for our body copy. While we loved how the retro aesthetic provided a nice contrast to the crispness of the layout, many readers felt it was a strain...
DESIGN
Announcement: CH Daily, RSS and Courier
After launching our redesign on Monday we've received a ton of great feedback and constructive criticism as well as a few bug reports. Lagging behind the launch of the site we've gotten our CH Daily email newsletter back up and running with our new...
CULTURE
Around the World With the Bodoni Family
Written by graphic designer Teresa Monachino and printed by The Society of Revisionist Typographers, the 60-page limited edition book "Around The World With The Bodoni Family" cleverly takes a look at the centuries-old font by associating...
DESIGN
Type as Object Exhibit and Pop Up Shop
Indubitable masters of font and design House Industries has long taken their art not only beyond simple curves but out of 2-D confines, coaxing them to jump off the page and into beautifully tangible objects. In the Type as Object show opening today...
DESIGN
Helveticons
Created by Swedish creative Maximilian Larsson, the recently launched Helveticons use the same design principles as the go-to eponymous font for a universal set of interface icons. Helveticons come in a variety of formats—six of which are scalable...
DESIGN
Architectural Review Redesign
Architectural Review, the seminal publication founded in 1896, is receiving its first redesign in 20 years thanks to the people at Alexander Boxill. The project was executed by Violetta Boxill in collaboration with AR's art director Cecilia Lindgren...
TECH
WhatTheFont iPhone Application
Ever seen a font that catches your fancy and then spend ages trying to track it down? Now anyone with an iPhone can snap a photo of a billboard, poster or any document and an in-phone image processor will cross reference the typeface with the MyFonts...
DESIGN
Spranq Ecofont
by Ariston Anderson If one of your resolutions was to start shifting toward a green lifestyle, we've got an easy way for you to start that involves little more than using a new eco-friendly font. While it may seem that a change in typography won...
DESIGN
Victor & Susie
We've all mastered the emoticon, but design duo Brighten The Corners challenges the QWERTY keyboard's full graphic capabilities with their new book "Victor & Susie," a children's tale for adults illustrated completely from...
DESIGN
Fraktur Mon Amour Giveaway
I'm happy to confess my weakness for beautiful books like the new love letter to Blackletter typography "Fraktur Mon Amour"—though I have to admit it had been some time since I came across one that stopped me in my tracks like...
CULTURE
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Animated
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CH friend and colleague Seth Brau recently completed the rather daunting task of bringing the words to life with motion graphics. The result is on one hand elegant —...
DESIGN
Burgues Script
Every once in a while a typeface makes you step back and appreciate the letter forms from the words they spell. Argentinean type designer Alejandro Paul was recently recognized by the Type Director's Club for the superior craftsmanship of his...
DESIGN
Branding Kate Moss
Love her or hate her, brand Kate Moss is about to blow up even bigger. Perhaps more interesting than the forthcoming Topshop line of clothes, though, is the story behind her new brand identity (above). You can read how the seminal Peter Saville...
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