Australian design agency Cornwell has updated with several new branding projects that feature a clean use of typography. They even managed to make some of that typography out of living vegetation which isn’t something you see every day.

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Designer and typographer Steven Bonner updated yet again with some more striking imagery and illustrated typography. He’s an adept image-maker and his style keeps expanding. Some of the recent more simple works are definitely the most eye-catching.

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Norwegian Graphic Designer Mats Ottdal is currently working between agencies in NY and Oslo (not bad places to be).

He’s been updating his website quite frequently with some great examples of typography. He has a very diversified portfolio that shows off a wide range of skillsets.

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Andy Smith kind of says what he has to say about himself much better than I could. And he also recently put up a new site with several new examples of his often hand rendered typography. So I will let him speak for himself:

“Andy Smith studied illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London. Graduating in 1998 he quickly established a client list of advertising, publishing and editorial clients including Orange, Mercedes, McDonalds, The Guardian, Expedia, Sony, Vodafone, Random House and Penguin Books, directing Run London a commercial for Nike in 2000. His work combines illustration and typography to create images that have humour, energy and optimism and all are executed with a handmade, hand-printed, tactile feel. Quirky characters find themselves in absurd situations, often with a large piece of lettering nearby. When not producing commercial work for clients Andy can be found in the studio screen printing books and posters about Fatty, the Target People and the Hot Dog. He has exhibited in the UK, USA, France and Australia. He lives and works by the sea in Hastings, East Sussex. His favourite colour is blue.”

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South African designer and typographer Jordan Metcalf has been busy and recently released some slick typographical imagery produced for Nike. You can see the work in his Behance portfolio but also get a glimpse of more of his efforts in his Flickr-folio.

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Wow, I was very impressed by this live rendering of calligraphic type by Luca Barcellona for the Legacy of Letters italian tour, organized by Paul Shaw. Gorgeous work and amazing skills. Where do you learn to do something like that?

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Jessica Hische has finally printed her entire Daily Drop Cap project as 8 inch by 8 inch letterpress posters.  You can purchase one at a time for $40 bucks a piece or the entire alphabet for $2,000. They are absolutely gorgeous works of typographical art and she really out did herself printing all of them as letterpress posters. It’s a genuine way to appreciate her efforts in a timeless format. I’d love to purchase the letters to spell ‘changethethought’ but dare say we probably couldn’t afford the price tag at the moment.

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YouWorkForThem took a little break recently from posting new items to their storefront and working on studio projects to have a little fun and play. They designed some simple posters utilizing fonts from their storefront then submerged them in water and photographed them. You can see the end result in their Behance folio. You can also download them as iPhone Wallpapers. The lingering question is if they will print them as posters, and if they do I would definitely be interested in purchasing a couple. I am a big big fan of Black Slabbath and it’s one of the few recent out-of-the-box fonts that really delivers when used as a display face. I still manage to sneak it into a lot of client projects.

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Michael Cina of of Michael Cina Associates wanted to remind everyone that the final due date for the 2010 Typecon Poster show is August 5th of this week. I know that only gives you two days to crank out your masterpiece but the clock is ticking. So far there have been some really great entries. You do not have to create something entirely new either. If you have something out there that you want to show the world and have judged by some big names in the business, then this is your chance.

You can learn more about this year’s Typecon event at the Typecon website. And in order to enter your poster for the show please download this form and fill it out to send in with your submission. Good luck!

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Neutura™ was formed in 2003 to make fine display typefaces. They release about 2 typefaces a year and they are very reasonably priced. You can see some great samples by refreshing the home page. There are definitely some usable faces in the Neutura™ archive if you are looking to add some personality to a headline or two.

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Argentinian designer and typographer Javier Bernales has some excellent experimental typography in his ‘Black Book’ which you can see in his Behance-folio. There is something ironic about posting a printed image of the word ‘click’ as a link.

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Raw Type is a new blog that started out as a side project. It is primarily about typography and design. It looks to be promising in the future and it might be worth adding to your bookmarks for future reference.

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British born, New York based typographer Craig Ward continues to update his portfolio with decorative typography employed to illustrate the concept driving the meaning of the words.

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I am taken by this hand drawn alphabet by the Russian design collective Dopludo. It must have taken forever to not only to draw each letter but to think up what each letter would be. It’s an impressive effort.

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I believe I have written about the work of Jonathan Looman. He goes by the name ‘Lowman’ and his primary focus is the creation and manipulation of typefaces. According to Looman his ‘aim is to examine the associative powers of letter shapes and communicate at an intuitive level and so trigger the visual intelligence of the reader.’ He has some great work on display at his website ‘I am Lowman‘.

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The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) will presenting its annual letterfest conference Typecon from August 17th – 22nd at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Los Angles. Typecon is the largest conference of it’s kind in the United States focused on typography. This years conference will be featuring more than 70 of the brightest names in type and design. You can expect dozens of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, networking events, tours, and social gatherings that will form a typographic adventure that  will inspire you and your approach to typography for years afterward. You can learn more about the event at the Typecon website.

As a part of the conference every year there is an exhibit of the best typographic posters… this is where you come in. We are looking for poster submissions that are typographic in nature. Every year the turnout has been overwhelming in quality and in content. In the past the poster shows have done things like travel the world or been acquired by an art gallery. This year we expect the best show yet. The entries will be curated by the highly regarded graphic design and typographer Michael Cina of Michael Cina Associates. This is your chance to have your work seen by some of the brightest and biggest names in the industry of type and design.

Your typographic poster can be literal or abstract. In order to enter, you can click here to download the PDF submission form and complete the entry portion of the second page. After that, you ship your poster and you are ready to go. Changethethought will be covering the turnout so you can expect to hear more from us as both the exhibition and conference unfolds.

We can’t wait to see what you produce.

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Romanian designers Sorin Bechira and Stefan Romanu joined forces to produce the display font ‘Trisec‘. The letterforms serve as singular works of art in their own right and I can’t imagine the time invested to produce the entire alphabet.

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Elle Jeong Eun Kim just received her MFA in 2D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art and now she’s back in NY producing some interesting typographical installations with a touch of metaphysical food for thought.

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