Miyagi Typeface: Tribute to Letraset Yagi Link Double

miyagi type face

Thanks to Alex Haigh of ThinkDust for making my day. I love looking though my old 1970s/80s Letraset catalogs, so I’m really excited to see that someone has finally created a digitized version of the Yagi Link Double typeface. Alex has put in hundreds of hours to create the upper and lower case 255 character set which he calls Miyagi.

I just fired up Illustrator and gave the typeface a test drive. It looks great. This makes me want to break out the Letraset catalogs and see what other typefaces I’m missing.

Technical details: 255 character set upper and lowercase, full ascii characters, opentype format compatible with pc and mac, full manual kerning.

You can purchase the Miyagi typeface at Alex’s new foundry HypeForType

Hotel Filser, Oberstdorf, Germany

luggage label german

Rad luggage label for Hotel Filser which is located in Oberstdorf, Germany. The mountains in the back would be the Bavarian Alps. Anyone know what typeface “Filser” is set in? Is it Hand-drawn?

Argentina Stamp

1970s argentina stamps

1979 Republica Argentina- de junio dia mundial del medio ambiente

Rad man tree stamp via David McFarline

Monaco 1975 Grand Prix Automobile Race Poster

Monaco 1975 Grand Prix Automobile Poster

Monaco 75 Grand Prix Auto Poster illustrated by Michael Turner

Little something for everyone here….racing stripes, slanted type and a big pink castle.

(via Posterclassics.com)

Scotty Reifsynder

Scotty Reifsynder

Wow. I’m really impressed with Scotty Reifsnyder‘s work. He has great variety and a nice range of projects up on his site. His use of type and texture is really effective — lots of little details to soak up. Scotty is a recent Tyler School of Art MFA graduate, and works at Headcase Design by day.

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For the Love of Grid Systems

The grid systems resource

Sweet Mother! Six columns of grid goodness! Antonio from Aisle One just emailed me with his latest project The Grid System. The site features links to articles, tools, books as well as templates and other goodies. It’s basically an ever-growing resource site on the topic of grid systems and anything associated to it. Tap it and pass it!

(image via the grid loving Swiss Legacy)

Anorak Magazine

Anorak Magazine

Fun! Prizes! Things! Anorak has to be one of the coolest kids magazines around. Aimed squarely at five to nine year-olds, Anorak is way more creative and engaging than the Highlights dentist fare I grew up with. In each issue they have original stories written and illustrated by contemporary authors, fashion and style for kids, and new children’s products. I’m definitely sold.

And some of the illustrators include Adrian Johnson, Steven Harrington, and Damien Correll among others.

Doublenaut

Doublenaut

Toronto-based Doublenaut sent over some prints recently, including this Wolf Parade gem. I’m loving their type, texture, illustration, and color combinations. Bonus points for a great gargoyle as well!

Also, I believe that ‘R’ belongs in my personal collection.

Check out their shop, and blog.

Hotel Neboder, Rijeka, Croatia

hotel neboder rijeka croatia

Beautiful hotel luggage label via the consistently good Inspiration Resource.

Cristóbal Schmal

Cristóbal Schmal

Love, love, love these cover illustrations by Cristóbal Schmal! So good. All of his work has this same great texture and quality to it. Makes me want to touch everything! His type is super snappy as well, and integrates nicely with the illustrations. Check his site out, he’s got lots interesting projects and experiments going on.

Blog, Flickr, fun!

Via the never-let-you-down Ffffound.