Blog entries tagged "Design"

21 Dec 2013

Django Django - WOR

Loved the video when I first saw it, now I can’t stop listening to the album on Spotify!


Django Django - WOR from Jim Demuth on Vimeo.

Django Django on Spotify


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21 Dec 2013

Canaro font

I recently bought the rather beautiful typeface Canaro by Rene Bieder for a bargain $50 over at myfonts.com


James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface

Conceived as an exploration of geometrical typedesigns of the early 20th century, Canaro developed into a font of that period with a modern streak. The lack of spurs provide a unique but unobtrusive appearance and support the contemporary character. In addition, the open shapes in combination with a tall x-height, create legibility in small text sizes. Typographic features like alternative lettershapes, ligatures, oldstyle numbers, arrows, fractions, special characters and many more, round up the whole family. Canaro is available in nine weights plus matching italics. Ranging from sharp and elegant thinner cuts to sporty and athletic heavy weights.

Get a copy for yourself over at myfonts.com


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22 Apr 2013

Go the extra mile – it’s never crowded

Anyone currently looking for a job in design should definitely check out this interview with Sarah Parmenter on Steer.me


This quote sums it up beautifully:

There’s too many people out there not pushing as hard as they should be. They see reality TV stars who seemingly do nothing to earn thousands of pounds and it’s reflective of the youngsters that are coming up today. I see it constantly. They think just pushing out a CV to hundreds of places is enough, that is productive in their eyes. There’s hardly anyone going the extra mile, I’d say go that extra mile - it’s never crowded.

The entire interview here


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16 Apr 2013

Eskorte type family

I really like the look of the Eskorte Arabic-Latin type family by Rosetta Type Foundry


Eskorte type family - Arabic and Latin font
Eskorte type family - Arabic and Latin font
Eskorte Type Family - Arabic and Latin font

Eskorte is a hardworking Latin-Arabic type family with an uncomplicated, regular appearance that conveys a crisp, businesslike tone. Its compact range of styles has been designed for easy use by non-designers in offices of legal and academic institutions, and corporate environments. Eskorte supports Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and over ninety languages using the Latin script.

The various styles were designed together, resulting in a smooth, coherent style across the family. The italics take on livelier, more fluid forms that echo the design of the Arabic, allowing them to sit perfectly together, while the extrabold adds punch to official announcements and notices.

The Arabic was designed in consultation with Titus Nemeth.

Available on the Rosetta Type Foundry website


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19 Oct 2012

Dubai Stop-Motion Animation

I made a (very) little stop-motion animation using Frameographer for the iPhone yesterday.


The ‘pieces’ of Dubai were printed onto paper, then mounted on card to stiffen them up. I’m looking forward to doing some more with this, and getting Jasmine involved too.


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