Pantone announces new purple shade in honor of Prince

In collaboration with the singer’s estate, the company announced the release of a new purple hue, called Love Symbol #2, in honor of his signature color. The new hue has been dubbed Love Symbol #2, after the singer’s logo and custom-made Yamaha purple piano. Throughout Prince’s career, he became indelibly associated with the color, from […]

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Arabic Pixel Font

FontStruct ‘Arabic Pixel’ Font Friday

Via online font-building tool FontStruct comes this ingenious pixelcraft from game designer Alex Clay, who is localizing video games in Arabic. (See my post Create-a-Font Friday for a list of paid and free font creation software.) Previously, a lot of effort has gone into hacking code to get Arabic text, especially punctuation and positioning, to appear […]

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Muller Narrow type sample

Fontfabric Font Friday

Fontfabric.com is a fantastic resource for loads of imaginative, classic-ish (and free!) fonts. I say classic-ISH because the kerning of many of the stalwarts of type design—the Garamonds, Akzidenz Grotesks, and Avenirs—is correct and appropriate only in paid versions. Paid providers also have the most trendy, cutting-edge fonts. Here are several recent Fontfabric examples, but there are […]

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Feline Fabric Font Friday

Feline Fabric Font Friday

This charming fabric of acrobatic kitties was created by designer Elena Naylor and is available by the yard at Spoonflower, a great print-on-demand fabric company. Spoonflower has a wide range of fabrics available, from chiffon to heavy cotton twill to lycra (full list below). I reference them in my post How to Make a Tea Cozy […]

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Dinara Kaska red pastry

Pastries Like You’ve Never Seen Before by Dinara Kasko

From Design Milk‘s weekly blog. Design Milk showcases architecture, art, home, interiors, and more. 06.30.17  Posted by Pinch Food Design Ukraine pastry chef Dinara Kasko breaks the mold with her artistic approach to baking cakes. Using 3D printing technology she not only creates never before seen cake forms, but she then delights you with pastry surprises when […]

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Framed piece of fabric with names and descriptions of fonts

Fabric Font Friday

I saw this framed fabric at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. Britex is an amazing, four-floor emporium of all things fabric, from single buttons to $200-a-yard sequinned loveliness. Yes, I know, I should get a bunch of the font fabric and upholster my house in it! (more…)

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Notebook with hand drawn "Observer" text

‘Fringe’ Font Friday

The TV show ‘Fringe’ aired between 2008 and 2013 on the Fox Network. The series follows members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly […]

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Faery Font poem 3

Faëry Font Friday

Ok, so this is a total cheat. Today’s Font Friday is “font” as in “fountain”: in this case, a font created and guarded by faeries. I came across the poem when I was looking for font-related words that start with “f,” and I thought it was interesting. (more…)

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