Month: May 2014

Font of the week: Fabrica by Alvin Kwan

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Fabrica is a deceptively simple sans serif typeface optimized for screen display on handheld devices. With its optimal quality and legibility, Fabrica proves to be highly efficient for small screens. Its details are drawn from the more systematic constructed Neo-Grotesques, giving it a neutral tone of voice. Above all, Fabrica’s beauty is found in its functionality.

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Branding: Daughters of the Empire branding

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Daughters of the Empire is a clothing boutique representing a passion and love for quality pieces that last a lifetime. It features up-and-coming, innovative and independent designers from around the world in search for the finest, quality goods and garment. DOE is passionate about the lines they carry as well as the inspiring people behind these lines, which are handpicked to represent the shop.

Font of the week: Pakenham

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Founder of Typodermic Fonts and type designer Ray Larabie is behind today’s font of choice Pakenham Regular. Available fromHypeForType, and inspired by Paul Renner’s 1950s creation, Steile Futura, Pakenham is described as having ‘an upright, modern look with gently turned corners and generously proportioned loops’.

Part of larger font family, Pakenham Regular is available as a free download for both personal and commercial use over onHypeForType.

Font of the week: Alek by Emil Bertell

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Alek is a classy and elegant yet playful upright script family of two weights and an ornament set Alek is equipped with plenty of OpenType features: To activate the alternates click on Swash, Contextual, Stylistic or Titling Alternates or Discretionary Ligatures, Tabular or OldStyle Lining in any OpenType savvy program or manually select the characters from Glyph Palette. Always enable Standard Ligatures for the best outcome.

Inspiration: Daniel Hopwood branding by Two Times Elliott

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Identity work for London-based interior design practice Daniel Hopwood. The project included logo generation, (with custom logotype and pictorial mark), stationery set and responsive website design and build.

Print processes such as blind de-bossing and a reduced colour palette were used to compliment his exclusivity within the market and help cement his position. Using 100% recycled paper stocks of varying weights and shades, help reinforce his practices beliefs of sustainability and quality.