Web & Graphic Design Illustration

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‘Kama Sutra’ (Fun Fonts): Tuesday Type Treat

Inspired by her recent book cover redesign of the “Kama Sutra,” London-based illustrator Malika Favre gave the ABCs an erotic twist by creating Kama Sutra typography. Each letterform is created by two bodies (a heterosexual couple with the exception of the letter ‘C,’ which features two males) in the act.        ...

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Illustrating The Indie (Type) Alphabet

Designer Jim Billy Wheeler takes singing the ABCs to an entirely new level of awesome by illustrating a font inspired by indie band names. From Arcade Fire and Little Dragon to Karen O and Hot Chip, Wheeler manages to maintain the spirit of the artist or musical group when creating the letters. Take for...

Gerren Lamson

Beautiful Sketchnotes From SXSW 2013

Didn’t make it to SXSW this year? Designer Gerren Lamson (who recently became CCO of Creative Market) did and he was kind enough to take copious illustrated notes and share them on his Flickr page. Looking at his sketchnotes made me super bummed that I didn’t make it down to Austin this year. Come to think...

hand drawn type by Matthew Allen

Hand Drawn Type By Matthew Allen

Designer/illustrator Matthew Allen recently created this hand drawn type for Bon Appetit magazine. The California-based creative specializes in typographic illustrations for clients including Crate and Barrel, PB Teen and Simple Shoes. He got his start at Surfer Magazine, where he developed both his art directing and illustration skills. For more resources about handmade elements...

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Fame Retail Designs Augmented Reality Cover For HOW

The March/April issue of HOW sports a gorgeous cover designed and illustrated by the very talented team at Fame Retail. But just creating an amazing cover wasn't enough for these guys. They took it up another level by designing an augmented reality experience. Just download one of the apps below, point your camera at...

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Design Humor: Laugh Till You Cry

First, illustrator Rami Niemi collaborated with DDB New York to create hilarious images promoting the Art Director’s Club awards, then continued the theme “keep fighting the good fight” for the Art Director’s Annual: 91. Dare you not to laugh! CREATIVE CREDITS Client: The Art Director’s Club Campaign Title: “Keep Fighting the good fight” AGENCY:...

Propaganda Poster Design For The Modern Age

Illustrator Ted Slampyak created a delightful series of vintage-style posters for the Art of Manliness blog highlighting smartphone etiquette. The posters are inspired from the old safety posters of the ’40s through the ’60s that would be put up in workplaces to remind workers the importance of wearing a hardhat or the dangers of loose clothing...