Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

After decades of using Futura as the official brand font (or a variant of Futura called VW Utopia), Volkswagen is stepping out of the Modern era and moving into the Digital era. The typeface was a hit since the original 1960’s ad campaign. Futura was inspired by Bauhaus principles of Form & Function and it is … Continue reading Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

Now You Can Be a Master Type Designer Too

There was a time when I wanted to design my own typeface as part of a graphic design methodology course. At the time all I was able to design was the word “typography” in my own custom style. It took some time in Illustrator. It was way faster than if I would have tried to do it … Continue reading Now You Can Be a Master Type Designer Too

US Paper Money Deserves This Awesome Redesign

Designer Travis Purrington moved to Switzerland in 2009 to study design. He noticed how Switzerland and other European countries hold competitions to update currency designs and how this allows the participation of citizens of each country to participate in the branding of the country. So this got him thinking about U.S. paper money. He asked himself … Continue reading US Paper Money Deserves This Awesome Redesign

80’s metal album covers travel back in time

The 80’s heavy metal scene left us with a vast collection of album covers that were clearly a very large part of the culture at the time. The album covers were a visual counterpart to the music, and just like the music they invoked a sense of place and a unique type of atmosphere. Images of … Continue reading 80’s metal album covers travel back in time