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Too Good Type // Vintage Inspired

It’s good to be back after a long trip and restore some normalcy to my life as well as catch up on things. One of those things is looking through all of the ‘inspiration links’ that I have been bookmarking for the past few weeks. Although very different, these two typographic pieces I was drawn to for their vintage appeal.

The Surf’70 type face reminds me of summer with it’s organic curves, simplistic geometric shapes and horizontal pin stripes.


Courtesy of Naone 79 via Behance


This year’s Des Konings Trio Music Festival artwork was done by Peter Korleve. All of the typography was sketched and then hand painted. I love seeing process behind work. Peter also has a lot of other great typographic work he features on Behance.




Cool 3D Typographic Ad Campaigns


With summer right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some cool summer-inspired 3D typographic ad campaigns.

I love this NYC ‘Summer Streets’ campaign not just because I miss New York every day, but because it really gives you a sense of the city and what it offers, especially during the summer months. The detail is amazing! I adore the cage shown below holding the baseball bats and the basketballs. Brings me right back to Chelsea Piers and teeing off over the Hudson River! See the rest of this awesome project HERE.


How can you not love this Ray Ban campaign? It screams summer! There are a few different versions of these sunshine filled compositions—you can see the rest of them HERE. Hugely typographic, I love how the text has been anchored to keep consistent layouts with the summer time objects behind it.


Don’t you wish you had this toy record player when you were growing up?? I can only imagine what this would look like with motion involved. I am certainly not a dancer, but this cool 3D record player turned dance machine kind of makes me think that if I went to this camp that I might come out being one? Who wants to go?! Duncan Sham did an awesome job putting this project together.



Cool 3D Typography “Tips” Everyone Should Follow


Happy Friday! How cool are these 3D typography tips? As I get more and more into 3D programs, my respect for others who are designing grows. Getting textures correct and lighting right is no easy task. This collection of frames from Federico Kanno are not only great in execution of 3D typography, but I love the messaging. These that I have shared are ones I try and live by on the daily, but you should definitely check out his entire project here.






Too Good Type // 9—”Monsters” Hand Drawn Ocean Typeface

This original, hand drawn typeface from Stella Björg is so cool! I love the detail in all of the characters and that the entire typeface is based on monsters on an old map. Take your time, soak it in!


Her choice of colors and line work pay homage to the vintage maps from where her inspiration came.


Check out the full project here for more details! I wonder if she is selling prints?!


Too Good Type // 7—Hand Crafted Type

Wow. Can you imagine the time and dedication it took to complete this ultra cool, painted, laser cut skate deck? Me either. You can find the rest of this project and  more of Ben Johnson’s detailed typographic work HERE.


*I would really like this F Yeah piece!


Too Good Type // 6—Typographic Coasters

These typographic coasters are rockin’! I love how much TLC went into each letter, and you can tell by the selection of typefaces, the pattern details in the background of each letter, glow in the dark (what!?) and not to mention, letter pressed! The packaging just adds that much more to the entire experience of these cool novelty items. Don’t you want them?


You can view the rest of the project on Behance, HERE!


— Too Good Type // Typographic Glow In The Dark Coasters

TOO GOOD TYPE. // 2 — Feeling Sad?

I must admit, every so often, I feel sad. BUT, I am one of those people who has the ability to remain focused and see through the sadness to everything that is positive and happy in my life (which is a lot.) Basically, I do exactly what it says below:

“When I get sad-I stop being sad-and be awesome instead.” New desktop?

Thank you DeviantArt for a visual interpretation of Barney Stinson’s motto. And thank you to Invision Creative for such charming chalkboard greetings!


— too good type. // Stop Being Sad, Be Awesome Instead

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