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Incredible Typographic Chalk Drawings (Volume II)

// Live A Quiet Life & Work With Your Handsby Dana Tanamachi

Almost two years ago, I posted several time-lapse videos of some pretty Incredible Typographic Chalk Drawings, and they were a huge hit with many of you! This enormous positive response left me searching the web for more spectacular chalk drawings by some fantastic illustrators. Check them out below, and I hope they act as a source of awe and inspiration!

and although this isn’t hand-lettering related, this time-lapse video of Morgan Freeman’s face is AMAZING, and too good not to share!

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20. January 2014 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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The Lost Art Of An Opening Title

A few weeks ago, one of my friend’s and I were discussing The Americans, the awesome new show on FX. Since we’re both graphic designers, we quickly noticed how great the opening titles were (you can check them out here), and sadly, how that’s slowly becoming a lost art in both television shows and films. Which got me thinking of all the films I’ve seen with memorable opening titles. It didn’t take long for all of my favorites materialize in me mind. Check out some my picks below (unfortunately, due to some copyright problems, I couldn’t find the Going The Distance opening sequence on YouTube, nor the one for Watchmen, so just click on their titles to go to the official websites). What are some of your favorites? Comment away!

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Catch Me If You Can

Juno

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Dark Knight Rises

Thank You For Smoking

Stranger Than Fiction

Rango

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27. February 2013 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Jessica Hische Lettering Rendered In Cut Paper

I am a HUGE fan of Jessica Hische and her fabulous hand-lettering work. Recently, Hishe designed the packaging for Beck’s “Song Reader”. A few weeks ago, my boss sent me a link to a YouTube video, where Hische’s cover design was transformed into a breathtakingly fantastic tactile artefact by Ham, who runs the Japanese Beck fan site Hambeck. Check out the video below, and read more about the inspiration behind the piece here!

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29. January 2013 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Fun With Typography

I just came across this awesome video, which takes words and typographically evokes the emotions they represent—essentially making words into images. I love Vampire and Robbery! Which was your favorite word?

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29. August 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Weeds Show Opener

I am a huge fan of the show Weeds on Showtime, and I’ve always loved the very first opening sequence the show did for their first season. In the eight seasons of the show, they’ve gone through a variety of openings, and in their final season, they’ve gone back to their simplistic roots. I simply love the white board style Idea Rocket used in creating the new opening for the show’s last and final season, which traces Nancy Botwin’s journey through the previous seven seasons.

This is awesome!

16. August 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Happy 40th Birthday Pentagram!

Today, Pentagram turns 40! To celebrate the occasion, they’ve created a short film that tells the story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by four decades of Pentagram design. Enjoy!

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12. June 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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The Say Something Poster Project

The Say Something Poster Project is a poster design competition and gallery show created to give designers the opportunity to use poster design to say something that will inspire, motivate and educate teenage kids. The Say Something Poster Project believes that posters can fuel our imagination, prompt change, create progress and make ideas happen, while also acting as a platform to generate positive messages. You can view some of the designs below, but check out the website to see the Top 100, Top 25 and the Top 10 and to learn more about the project.

Two weeks ago, the Say Something Poster Project held their 2012 Poster Show to debut the Top 25 posters. For the show they partnered with the DKNG Studios to develop all of their promotional materials for the event. Below you can see the awesome time-lapse video of the creation of the logo for The 2012 Poster Show. If you enjoy time lapse videos, visit the DKNG Vimeo page to see a variety of others that they have created.

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22. March 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Typesetting | See Where Type Lives

Typesetting is a web-based documentary video series that explores the relationship between designers, their work, and the cities in which they live. Their first season, which will begin airing in April, will journey through six countries in Central and Eastern Europe. They will be observing and exploring beautiful typography, while meeting a mix of up-and-coming typographers, graphic design legends, and everything in between. Check out the promotional video for the series below.

If you are interested in this upcoming series, you can sign up on their site to receive their newsletter and be notified when the first episode is available online. Be sure to follow them on twitter @typesetting, to keep up with all of the latest updates. Can’t wait!

3 people thought this was awesome!

21. March 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Beautiful Mop Calligraffiti

Niels Shoe Meulman, an artist at the Unruly Gallery creates his art in quite a unique way. He is a calligrapher, but instead of using pens or markers, he also uses mops—big street mops, to create his calligraffiti pieces. Below is a video of one of his creations, Sweeping Beauty II. If you like the video, check out the Unruly Gallery YouTube Channel for more.

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09. March 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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It’s All in the Numbers

Sometimes we see a piece of art—a drawing, illustration, or video and appreciate just the final product. It’s not until we see the process, do we begin to value and admire what fully goes into making something from early conception to the final piece. Below are two truly amazing pieces of work that are great on their own—but once you find out the sheer numbers of what it took to make them do you fall into an ever deeper awe of the artist and their process.

Miguel Endara, created a drawing of his father, using the stippling effect (a process in which the effect is produced by a series of dots). The entire piece is composed of approximately 3.2 million black ink dots, using a single Sakura Pigma Micron pen. The total number of dots was determined by multiplying the average stippling speed of this piece, 4.25 dots per second, by the amount of time logged in, totalling 210 hours. The video below documents the process in just 2:16. The limited edition prints of this piece are for sale on his site.

Musician, Josh Ritter’s video for “Love is Making it’s Way Back Home”, was created using over 12,000 pieces of construction paper, shown as it was shot.…

05. March 2012 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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