If you love fonts or National Parks (or both), you’re in luck—you can download the typeface found on park signs for free. The iconic all-caps lettering used by the National Park Service wasn’t originally a typeface, reports Fast Company. Source: Download the National Parks’ Typeface For Free AdvertisementsRead More →

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It is not surprising that colour can affect the state of our mind. Which colours best affect our mood? When you equip the room, you should not determine the colour only on the basis of whether you like it or not. Try to imagine how you would feel about theRead More →

Adobe has partnered with Fontself to release four unique color fonts to take your love notes to the next level this Valentine’s Day. Each day this week through the 14th, Adobe and Fontself are celebrating #ColorFontWeek by releasing a free new colour font. Source: Adobe and Fontself Release New FreeRead More →

Here at 99% Invisible, we think about colour a lot, so it was really exciting when we came across a beautiful book called The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair, It’s this amazing collection of stories about different colours, the way they’ve been made through history, and theRead More →

Back Story: Drinkers tend to have strong opinions about Campari, the bitter scarlet aperitif whose secret recipe lists over 60 natural ingredients—including herbs, spices, barks, fruit peel, and carmine red dye obtained from cochineal beetles. (Vegans and those who keep kosher, rejoice: the colour now comes from a lab. Source:Read More →

New Illustrations by Tierra Connor Recent work by talented Canadian illustrator and designer Tierra Connor. More illustrations via Behance Art Illustration Posted on February 6, 2019 Source: New Illustrations by Tierra ConnorRead More →

The principles of graphic design are like building blocks. Each one layers on top of the other until you’re left with the foundation for creating something incredible—whether you’re designing a logo, a website, or a custom illustration. Source: Design 101: The 8 graphic design basics you need to knowRead More →

Little is known about the early life of France’s most distinguished type designer, though he is mentioned as being “at work” in the printing business early in the sixteenth century, Garamond was commissioned by the French monarch, Francis I, to cut a font of Greek letter which later became knownRead More →

The changing role of poster design in the age of the screen is a topic well tread. But it’s also one we never really get tired of—if only because designers keep finding new and unexpected ways to keep the form relevant and fresh. Source: Understated is Outdated—This Year’s Best PosterRead More →

Want your designs to read as fun, playful, vibrant, and exciting? Then try Flame Orange. According to colour psychology, people tend to describe orange as a bright, happy, energetic colour that inspires feelings of excitement and enthusiasm—so if you want your designs to be described in the same way, thisRead More →

We want to share a few examples of the unique and gorgeous types of self-promotion designers are creating today. From business cards and augmented reality counterparts to flip books and gif sets, if you’re proud of your self promotion, we want to see it! Source: 11 Drool-Worthy Self Promotion DesignsRead More →

The picture of the tortured artist has endured for centuries: creative geniuses who struggle with their metaphorical demons and don’t relate to life the same way as most people. Today, we know some of this can be attributed to mental illness: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many others. Source: MentalRead More →

From schools and colleges introducing design thinking to books, documentaries and podcasts on design, the discipline is finding more takers and becoming more mainstream. Victor Papanek begins his book ‘Design for the Real World’ with the following words: All men are designers. Source: Interested in design? Look around: there isRead More →

The famed artist and Bauhaus professor Josef Albers was a colour theory pioneer, having spent years of his life developing lessons to help elucidate the way colours appear and interact. He advised students to perform his exercises with pieces of coloured paper, rather than paint. “Color paper avoids unnecessary mixingRead More →

Soulcraft is a variable font designed with the idea of emulating vernacular lettering. Since it is a variable font, the user is able to change the width and slant of each individual character without relying on pre-defined font weights, and giving an energetic, unapologetic and dynamic feeling to the compositionsRead More →

Phase 2, born Lonny Wood, is a writer from the Bronx and was known as a member of the Zulu Nation. Word on the street is that he’s an elusive legend, but his graffiti and graphic design works speak for themselves. This flyer in particular displays some of Phase 2’sRead More →

Laini (Sylvia) Abernathy designed several record covers for Chicago-based Delmark Records in the 1960s. She is one of the few African American women of the period to be credited as a designer. Source: Sun Ra – Sun Song (Delmark Records)Read More →

Kinetic typography is an animation technique that uses moving text to capture attention, set a tone, and entertain. It seems to be everywhere right now—commercials, music videos , mobile apps, and websites use it to make their words more impactful and add an element of artistry. Source: 9 ridiculously goodRead More →

Colophon Foundry, the type foundry with bases in London and Los Angeles, has just released a new catalogue presenting six of its recent bespoke projects. It’s the third time the foundry has published a newspaper catalogue like this and each time the Colophon team works with a new talented illustratorRead More →