For the second consecutive year Communication Arts held its annual typography and type design competition in search for the best typography of the year. The 2012 Typography Annual showcases the 150 winning projects selected by a distinguished panel of jurors such as Richard Kegler,Erik Spiekermann and Tiffany Wardle de Sousa.
More than 1,700 entries were submitted for this second Typography Annual, reflecting the quantity of work produced in a single year. The organisers were pleased with the international nature of the submissions, especially in the typeface category, and the inclusion of several non-Latin typefaces.
Regal Finesse Pro by Parachute, was selected to be among the winners in the typeface design category. This is not the first time that various families from the Regal series receive awards. Regal was also a winner in last year’s Creative Review Type Competition, as well as a winner in the Granshan Awards 2010. Regal Pro was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine and later was revamped and upgraded for commercial use. The original 3 basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Latin and Greek. The final version of Regal includes 5 families. Currently Regal Pro is available offline but will be officially released online shortly.
commercial - Parachute® on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Typography has become an important sales tool and some kind of a trend in package design. The visual personality of type and its association to certain emotions, is important when it comes to selling the product and attracting the right audience. Having this in mind, we collected a number of packages which are just inspiring if not beautiful. Enjoy!
Expressing yourself with words and type, can be really convincing and cool to see. The following images are some scenes from Mecna’s videoclip under the title “Super”, edited by Corrado Grilli and directed by The Boss a.k.a Nicky Beach. The lyrics, the rap, the editing and typography design is all from scratch. Scroll down to watch the video. Enjoy!
The creative work around typography is always surprisingly amazing. We enjoy beautiful typographic works because they are one of our daily inspiration resources. All typo-addicts are by definition fans of nice use of typography applied in industrial design (fashion, trends, gadgets etc). This post is a selection of some great typographic objects and gadgets made with type that you will certainly enjoy.
Obsessed with type? Yes we are!
Write a bike by Juri Zaech
Typography soap by Debbie Chialtas
Serif bag by Little Factory
Typographic furniture by Tabisso
Nuzzles by John Christenson
Coasters by Parachute
Read Your Books Case by Eva Alessandrini / Roberto Saporiti
Multi buckle by Steel Toe Studios
Hand-cut typography by Biana Chang
Type bags by House Industries
Fontable by Alessandro Paulicelli / Alessandro Canepa
‘Kasheeda‘ 3d printed typeface by Yara Khoury / Melle Hammer
This blog is administered by Parachute®, an independent typefoundry dedicated to producing sophisticated multilingual opentype fonts for the discriminating designer. Here, you'll find useful typographic tips, new releases, pre-release notifications, historic references, trends and everything else typographic. Obsessed with type? Yes, we are!