eNews loves roaming the web, following intriguing links in our many hours of free time. Thanks to the GDC Listserv, Creative Review, FontShop and GDC members for this month's inspirations.
Virus Fonts: Olympukes
“On the occasion of the London 2012 Olympics, VirusFonts release Olympukes 2012 – a new set of pictograms for the London games. In 2004, VirusFonts originally took on the Olympic pictograms – the ultimate designer’s commission – but with a witty subversion. Rather than of expressing ‘inspirational’ human endeavour, the Virus pictograms acknowledged the complex contradictions of the modern olympics.” Read more at Virusfonts.com>
“Countless hours went into researching accurate and thought-provoking stories, presented here in pictogram form.” Read the interview on FontShop’s The FontFeed, with Jonathan Barnbrook of Virus. >
Olympukes 2012 fonts available for download in dark and light versions, free at Virus and at FontShop.
Typographica: My Favourite Font Sources
“Most fonts are licensed when needed, selected specifically for the job at hand. But when my (less font-addicted) friends are seeking versatile, workhorse typefaces for future use, I send them this list.”
Click here to get the list >
Make your Mac Sound Like a Typewriter
Miss the good old days of clacking keys and hard return dings? Try the “Noisy Typer” app. Click here for more >
Exhibit: Fit: Olympics-inspired Posters by Designers
“When the 2012 Olympics artists posters were released last year, a collective howl of protest arose from the graphic design community: why weren't we given the chance to do these? Well now they have been.”
Read the article in Creative Review.