Typography is primarily thought of by designers, but there are some typefaces so popular that they enter the larger cultural zeitgeist. Helvetica is one of those typefaces. Developed in 1957, it has become ubiquitous and can be found everywhere from labels on grocery store shelves to transportation to the logo of American Apparel. Helvetica was not the first name for this now-iconic typeface.
Typography is a design tool so universally used that almost everyone can name at least one typeface.
The design ideology of Massimo Vignelli often sounds a bit intense.
UK-based art studio Dorothy is known for its clever infographics that combine educational facts with beautiful visuals. Many of their posters and prints test the knowledge of even the greatest enthusiasts. This includes their incredible gold-and-blue Rock and Roll Love Blueprint. This elegant screen print maps out the long history of the music genre within an illustration depicting the circuit board of a guitar amplifier.
Dutch graphic designer Chungkong loves movies.
Netherlands-based graphic designer Sander Flink demonstrates the visual power of language in his striking wordmarks.
UK-based studio Dorothy creates conceptual and innovative art with a clever and, oftentimes, educational twist. Their newest series of infographics, called Inside Information, was made in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and designer Malik Thomas and shines a light on the history of different objects from film, music, technology, and fashion. Sneakerheads explores the development of the modern sneaker, with some of the greatest moments hidden inside a large illustration of a red and white shoe.
Hand-lettering artists utilize the beauty of the alphabet to transform simple words and phrases into striking works of art.
Tavis Coburn is an illustrator and graphic designer who's created these amazing retro-modern movie illustrations for 2010 British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards' program covers. Each one depicts a character or scene from the Best Film nominees. Obsessed with anything from the 1940s – 1960s, Coburn creates amazingly rich artwork that look completely timeless.