Thursday, December 23, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Studio Oscar

Studio Oscar was founded in London by Oscar Wilson in 1996.
Specializing in image creation and hand-crafted typography, Studio Oscar produces work for a wide variety of clients, with commissions from advertising, fashion, publishing, retail design, film and TV.
They're featured here because of their amazing illustrations shaped by letters, 
a trend we've seen a lot out there.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage Packaging

Check out the dieline blog, a packaging design site, and follow the links at the bottom for more vintage packaging inspiration.

SPOTLIGHT: Patrick Helmstetter

This dude is insane! He "works with words" as he says himself. He is into philosophy, poems, writing and handlettering. What caught my attention was this project he did for danny's continental cocktail lounge , where all the walls are covered with not just words, but full paragraphs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Hassan Musa

Hassan Musa is an arabic calligrapher born in Sudan and living in France.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Job Wouters (a.k.a. Letman)

Job Wouters is a designer from The Netherlands who loves letters, illustrates with letters, and is obviously having a great time doing it.  Here's a description of the artist by an artist friend of his...

He is cuckoo about letters, he loves them, so far is certain. He is also one of those fellows who can read a chunky novel in a couple of hours, but that's a different story. His designs are transparent, leaving room to breathe. Them letters got things to say, they are so clear it tickles your eye and make you blink. What is this colourful craft? Letman's letters are curious. His handmade style fits the boundaries of typography like a universe on itself by lashing out to illustration, grafitti and graphic design. Letters are free entities to him. They are clear and cunning. Together they stand strong.

p.s. Make sure to check out the video at the end of this post, featuring him and his son making letters.  Wish I'd thought to do it.  Guess I still can.