Creative Tidbits #237: Searching for Scripts, hand lettering, big grphics, Ramadan and more!

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Here's we go, wrapping up July with some free fonts and cool resources for outdoor and environmental design, typography and graphics. I think you'll also find our piece on Mohammad Sharaf, really interesting too! Folks, we need your input here! When you find something really creative, just pass it along for DT&G readers! Click the "Contact" button above, right!

  • Why We Should Be Graphically Designing Our City
  • Never ending quest for the ultimate brush face
  • Hampstead woman authors book on hand-lettering
  • The visual art of advertising in Ramadan

Hampstead woman authors book on hand-lettering

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You know what a fan of hand lettering I am, so I always cherish great stories about people doing it for fun, profit, and relaxation! Catalina Righter
cover       Hand-lettering, a craft that began as a hobby for Amy Latta, soon became the basis for an award-winning blog, One Artsy Mama, and now a book, "Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art," that will be released on Aug. 11 by Page Street Publishing Co. Already, the book has sold close to 1,000 copies via pre-order.
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Creative Tidbits Hand Lettering for Relaxationt

Why We Should Be Graphically Designing Our City

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I ran across this story by Carrie Gartner in the Columbia Business Times and it's thoughtful message rings true for cities all over the country. Carrie writes :
      In urban development circles, it’s common to talk about public art as a way to create a strong identity for an area. For hundreds of years, cites have placed works of art in their public squares, and that tradition continues today. But what we tend to overlook is the power of graphic design in our cities.
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Creative Tidbits see another example of 'environmental' graphics

Never ending quest for the ultimate brush face

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Yes, if you've followed me in the Design Center type department for very long, you know I have a love of hand lettering and hand lettered fonts. When I find a new one, I'm thrilled to try it out!
      Banana Yeti has a vintage brush script look, perfect for food packaging, display and logo design and period advertising. The original design has been completely reworked and extended by the Zetafonts Masterclass 2016 Team to provide three lighter weights, and a monoline variant, as well as to produce an extended character set with open type support for ligatures, alternates, European languages and ending swashes.
Creative inspiration Zetafonts Banana Yeti
Creative Tidbits see more neat samples of the font in action

The visual art of advertising in Ramadan

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It's fascinating for me, to discover graphic design, the craft and profession, and the designers that make it happen in far away countries! Let's take a trip to Kuwait!
      In Ramadan, advertisers compete over advertising spaces in Kuwait. Everyone is trying to add the spirit of Ramadan to their products, from cars to antacids. However, graphic design specialists realize that growth in innovation has not been impressive in the last five years, with advertisers continuing to commit the same technical and designing mistakes, which reflect a lack of knowledge of the visual aspect.
Creative inspiration Kuwait Times
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