It’s been a little while since we posted this really useful design resource (two years in fact), but we’ve been massively impressed by the offerings of pay-what-you-want type foundry The Lost Type Co-Op, and their ever-increasing selection of fonts. The website offers a huge range of meticulously designed fonts that can be purchased for as much or as little as you’re prepared to pay. It’s an interesting model that encourages fairness in terms of usage and cost and, we’d hope, is rarely the victim of any abuse. It also allows budding young designers with zero budget to experiment with fonts outside of the Adobe standard package without breaking them financially.
We’re all for supporting this kind of business model, particularly when all of the funds go to the designers themselves. So go forth, spend generously and pick up some tasty fonts for all your typographic needs. (Even the folks at Swedish McDonald’s are doing it!)
- Kyle Platts and Andy Baker's animation takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip through the park
- Casper Balslev shows ballerinas wielding AK-47s in his ad for the Royal Danish Theatre
- An unusual custom typeface and great layouts for new print mag Migrant
- Bold, minimal-leaning graphic design from hot new studio Vrints-Kolsteren
- Daniel Savage’s monochrome animation plays with geometry and space
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- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
- Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend
- The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s
- Strange posters and superb typography from Venetian studio Tankboys
- Should designers specialise early, or have a “portfolio career”?