20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2

by Fred Showker

20th Annual Fall Fonts Festival As we continue our 2014 fonts and lettering surf, we now visit some studios of extraordinary visual communicators! This is where we enjoy seeing fresh, inspiring uses of fonts, typography and lettering. On this page we'll be visiting the polished clean works of Page 2 of the 2014, 20th annual fonts surf Matthew Tapia, then off to the Design and creativity TYPEFIGHT Letter vs. Letter, and the studios of Design and creativity Ruslan Khasanov!
So follow along ...

Matthew Tapia : extreem clean

Lettering & Calligraphy

In Chuck Green's Design Briefing, Issue 169, Chuck introduces us to Matthew Tapia -- an old-school lettering artist based in Hawaii.
      You'll enjoy his Tumblr site ... scrolling some really nice works. I like his sketches best of all -- illustrating once again the rule that putting pencil to paper is always the best starting place! (Also click on 'more' and see his posting at 'Friends of Type')
20 Years of Typography Full story : Matthew Tapia
2014 ... related image Here's another angle: screen shot

TYPEFIGHT : Letter vs. Letter

Lettering & Calligraphy

TYPEFIGHT is an arena for alphabetic altercations, calligraphic contests, consonant combat, figural fisticuffs, semiotic showdowns, and 210 pt. tussles. Two men letter, one man leave.
      This project started as an escape for a few working-world designers and has grown into a big, beautiful mess. There are so many interesting and creative examples here, it's almost unbelievable. But remember: it's only ONE LETTER. Too bad they're not all complete fonts! Wouldn't that be very cool!
20 Years of Typography Go get a heavy dose at : The TypeFight Gallery
2014 ... related image And, just window shopping : some true stand-outs

Khasanov innovates, invents, intervenes

Lettering & Calligraphy

Ruslan Khasanov is a designer and digital artist from Russia who is plugged into some really bleeding-edge stuff.
      Visit his behance.net digs and enjoy some retina-burning eye candy ... he's breaking ground with letterforms and typography that we've never seen. Truly original!
20 Years of Typography Full story : Ruslan Khasanov
2014 ... related image Here's one of those truly innovative: letterform animations

Surf along with us -- and please, share your findings with DTG readers!
Next, we'll be visiting some true tyopgraphic luminaries including Courtney Jeanette, Julia Ruetten, Erik Marinovich and others

GO NEXT: The Festival Continues . . .

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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