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New type

Our latest round up of new and noteworthy type designs, projects and events includes a look at McDonald Gill’s lettering for military headstones, a custom typeface for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and a new book from Unit Editions exploring type and image…

An interview with Von

Illustrator Von’s latest solo exhibition, Elsewhere, opens at KK Outlet in London next week. We spoke to the artist about the show, his creative influences and balancing commercial and personal work…

Record sleeves of the month

This month’s pick of the finest album artwork we’ve spotted in the past few weeks features an animated cover for Bombay Bicycle Club, script generated work by Atyp and some intriguing photo collage work for Black Devil Disco Club.

Fontsmith’s FS Emeric launch campaign

London type design studio Fontsmith has launched its latest font family, FS Emeric, with a specimen book designed by Blair Thomson of Believe in – plus a set of type posters designed by eleven top studios…

Nice publications

This month we’ve got five new publications for your discerning eyes: the latest from both Victionary and Nobrow, issue two of Fourth & Main Journal, issue eight of Popshot magazine, and a look at new magazine, Perdiz…

Nokia’s new Pure type

To celebrate the launch of a brand new bespoke typeface created by Dalton Maag for Nokia, branding and communications agency DesignStudio has commissioned a raft of new posters by the likes of Build, Cartlidge Levene, Hello Von, North and Alex Trochut…

Penguin Classics team up with (RED) for typographic covers

Penguin has collaborated with AIDS awareness fund (RED) and a team of designers to produce new covers for eight Penguin Classics. Each cover replaces the usual black band with red, employing a quote from the text of the book as the visual hit (covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith shown left and Non-Format, right)

Art Vinyl’s sleeves of 2008

1st place: Fleet Foxes’ Fleet Foxes. Design: Dusty Summers, Sasha Barr and Robin Pecknold (original painting: Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559)
Art Vinyl, the London-based gallery (and purveyor of the Play and Display sleeve frame), has revealed the results of their competition to find the best vinyl sleeve of 2008. With all online votes counted, Fleet Foxes’ debut album emerged as the winner. Interestingly, both it and third placer, Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, make use of historic paintings. Click through for highlights from AV’s list and a few of our favourites that didn’t quite make their top 20…

Artworker

NAO (National Audit Office)

Junior Designer

National Theatre