I’m loving this branding work for the Parklife 2011 Music Festival in Australia by Briton Smith and James Kape. The goal was to capture the essence of the music festival using miniature figures living on the turf-covered surface of the event’s logo. Here’s a making-of video, and many more photos if you’re interested. All of these hilarious little scenes make me wish Parklife was spelled Paaaarrrkkklliiifffeeee. Just sayin’.
Update: Here’s a strikingly similar project done for Ghent Creative City. (thnx, bálint!)
I’m enjoying these slick minimalist public transportation maps available at TRNSPRTNATION. Each train route is comprised of a long, repeated list of the station stops from that line. Only $25. They have maps available for Chicago, New York, London, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. (thnx, ryan!)
May is a gorgeous illustrated alphabet by Czech artist Jakub Konvica using words from a poem by Karel Hynek Mácha of the same title. See more over on Behance.
OK this is the last physical typography project for awhile, I promise. At first glance these wooden letters appear to be nothing more than a few blocks organized on a table to create a standard alphabet. However the letters are actually illusions of perspective, viewable only from the photographed angle, certain elements stacked high while others layered below are actually far in the background. Designed and photographed by Marc Böttler, see the full alphabet here. Neat! See also Jérôme Haldemann’s toothpick type project for a similar idea. (via ignant)
Micro Type is another lusciously liquid typeface by Rus Khasanov (previously) who pours wet ink on wet paper and uses a digital camera to capture the results. From the looks of the final project I think he used some sort of macro lens for this. Check out the full alphabet here.
Design student Jenny Kyvik Hutchens designed this elastic font as part of an assignment while at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. It was first made by hand in a grid system, and then vectorized into a snazzy print. (via typography served)