I really just can’t get enough of the stuff coming from French design studio Superscript. A refined typographic density seems to permeate all of their work, resulting in beautifully layered compositions. Inspiring.
Look out, Raleigh! Big talent is dropping in the area very soon. Michael Steven Forrest got in touch to share his work, and to let us know he’s moving to the Raleigh area soon. His portfolio (while not extensive by any means) is a heady mixture of challenging aesthetics and beautiful compositions. I asked Michael about his work and he had this to say:
“I ask myself what is the most important or appropriate means of communicating the idea at hand. Should the content be delivered in a way that is didactic, direct, pure and simplified or socratic in that it presents the viewer/ user an opportunity to dialogue or wrestle with the imagery and its relationship to the content? I believe that our generation is gullible in a lot of ways and we base a lot of decisions on impulse. Perhaps its the educator in me, but I think that as designers it is important for us to encourage critical “seeing” to the same degree hopefully our writers are trying to promote critical thinking.”
Frustro is a typeface by Hungarian designer Martzi Hegedűs based on the impossible figure called a Penrose Triangle (which you may be familiar with since The Verge adopted it as their logo). At a quick glance, the letterforms seem to be simple 3-d renderings sitting on an isometric grid. But if you look closer, you can start to see how the letters make impossible connections and simultaneously occupy several different 3d constructions at once. It’s as if you took a 3d letterform from two different angles and mashed them seamlessly into one form. Following the forms, it’s as though parts of the letters are sitting on the page while others are simultaneously standing off of it. Blink your eyes and they switch places. Pretty slick and well done. Now I just need to find a reason to buy it when it comes out.
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