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Sometimes the quirks and glitches of computer software can create beautiful accidents. This black geometric shape is the result of highlighting the text at an angle.

Winky Branding Terminology

Check out this wonderful tongue-in-cheek Branding Glossary developed by Canadian Branding Firm, Compass 360. Good stuff. Complete list can be viewed over at Design Taxi.

Cooksi, Chicken & Ramen

Had a ton of fun working on these logos for Cooksi, a fun new Korean chicken and ramen joint coming to NYC.

Some Sexy Free Fonts From Smashing Magazine

Free fonts are usually pretty bad. (You get what you pay for.) But SMASHING Magazine has assembled a surprisingly good collection of handsome contemporary freebies (or almost freebies). There’s something for everyone here; a nice mix of contemporary, classic, scripts and even a sexy dingbat option. Enjoy. NRD4LFE!

Gravity Falls

I’m loving the gorgeous Art Direction on Gravity Falls, a fun new animated show on the Disney channel created by 26 year old Cal Arts grad, Alex Hirsch. (The fictional town of Gravity Falls is supposed to be in Oregon, but it looks a heck of a lot like Maine to me.)

FF Chartwell, an OT Font for Info Graphics

I don’t do many annual reports. But if I did, I’d probably be excited about the time-saving potential of FF Chartwell by Travis Kochel. The font utilizes Open Type features to automatically transform simple strings of numbers into elegant charts and graphs. Magic! The data remains editable in a text box, allowing for easy updates and styling. You can read more about it here.

Nash, Camera, Action!

The NOC Channel continues to be one of my fave new clients to work for. These are some rough title designs for a new show featuring Steve Nash’s wacky movie spoof videos. The vibrating hand-drawn animation and typography will reflect the no-budget, DIY look of the vidz.

NASH, CAMERA, ACTION!

Stranglelove Next, A Hand-Drawn Typeface

Everyone can appreciate the warm folksy feel of a good hand-drawn font. But drawing aesthetic letterforms is time consuming. Fortunately, Stranglelove Next by Pablo Cruise solves that problem. Inspired by acclaimed designer, Pablo Ferro’s wonderful opening title sequence in Stanley Kubrick’s, “Dr. Strangelove”, the Strangelove Next font family contains a narrow version, a wide version, and a mix of the two for a lively, surprising look. You can grab it over at FontShop.

Trending: Sideways Movie Posters

Yes, it’s a fine visual metaphor for the emotional and psychological state of the characters — but when every movie-poster-designer does it at the same time it’s kind of lame.