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Typography Tuesday: Gomez by Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman collaborated with photographer Iain Crawford to create the cover and package design for Gomez’s new album ‘Whatever’s On Your Mind’.  The album will be out in June, the single ‘Options’ is available for download now on the Gomez site.

You can see more of Sean Freeman’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: The Flaming Lips by Adam Larson

Created by designer/illustrator/art director Adam Larson, this gig poster was a gift to the Flaming Lips from Another Planet Entertainment.  The type was formed out of small vintage Christmas ornaments.

You can see more of Adam’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: James Cracknell Trilogy by Sean Freeman

Another great use of type from artist Sean Freeman.  Commissioned by Discovery Channel,  Sean created this ad for the upcoming trilogy on James Cracknell, a British rowing champion, adventurer, and double Olympic gold medalist.

James Cracknell is unstoppable.  The team at Discovery were hoping to take the mantra “NOT” and treat it in a visual way to describe Cracknell’s adventures.  Sean was asked to bring the idea to life with the repetition of mantras, offering the viewers an insight into Cracknell’s complex character and the incredible journey he undertakes in the 3 films.
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A few words form Sean Freeman about the project:
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“I chose to appraoch this in a rough manner which I think helps with the subject matter, terrain, grit, sweat, pain…. Using elements like ink splats, paint sprays, texture sI’ve collected over the years, was the best way to add some grit to a very white page. The idea of James’ mantra being repeated over and over again, Not the pain, not the boredom, not the heat….. was great content to play with – and I particularly enjoyed blending the type in with James’ skin. I wanted to continue this notion of texture into both the type and with the headline really felt that straight flat type wouldn’t cut it, so embraced a more organic approach.”

 

You can see more of Sean’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: Allstar Weekend logo by illustrator Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson was commissioned by Hollywood Records to create a logo for the California based pop/rock band Allstar Weekend.  Steve took inspiration from Colorforms, the popular toy invented in the 50’s, to create the font, as seen here on the new album released in February this year.

You can see more of Steve Wilson’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: Steve Wilson for Stussy

Stussy commissioned illustrator Steve Wilson to put his touch on their iconic logo for a t shirt design.  Available for purchase on the Stussy site.

You can see more of Steve Wilson’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: Brosmind ads for Excedrin

Barcelona based illustrators Brosmind worked with the team at Saatchi & Saatchi NY to create this award winning campaign for Excedrin, an interesting use of illustration to create type.

You can see more of Brosmind’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Typography Tuesday: Typopassage mural by Alex Trochut

Created by graphic artist Alex Trochut in 2010, this typographic experiment is a passage in the Museum Quarter Wein.  Inspired by the poem of Frederico García Lorca “Pequeño Vals Vienés” and the interpretation from the song “Take This Waltz” by Leonard Cohen, the lettering shows parts of both pieces.  The gray lettering is in English, the brown in Spanish.

Typopassage is an innovative museum project which exhibits typographic design spanning from the initial concept to the final stage. Curated by the design studio bauer konzept & gestaltung this freely accessible exhibition series runs throughout the year. It includes three events which present experimental type designs by young and well-established graphic artists at Vienna’s MuseumsQuarter, a grand museum complex.  The kick-off event included  this impressive ceiling design.

You can see more of Alex’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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