Category Archives: Countdown

Hypnopaedia / FellaParts

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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What happens when letters stop being letters and become miniature works of art? Zuzana Licko transforms them into hypnotic patterns simply by repeating and rotating them. See Hypnopaedia and the wondrous freeform FellaParts, sourced from iconic graphic designer Edward Fella’s artwork and sketches.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Japanese Garden Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Although we primarily know him as the designer of modern classics, Akira Kobayashi’s foray in dingbat territory sees him pouring his Japanese cultural heritage into a collection of enchanting ornaments.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Parfumerie Script

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Besides its intricate Decorative caps, the English-style Parfumerie Script offers a set of seductive ornamental extensions. The elegant curls and loops lovingly frame words of passion and devotion.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Diversa

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Pedro Leal & Dino dos Santos’s Diversa is unique both in terms of appearance and usability. It combines nine styles in a single font – unbracketed and bracketed serifs, stencil, engraved, sans and slab, baroque, stencil sans and slab serif, and a stylistic set that rotates them all.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Tabac

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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As Tomas Brousil’s Tabac was specifically designed to be used in newspapers and magazines, all styles are outfitted with full complements of arrows and stars, playing card and chess icons, weather icons, and so on. For us the sun always shines, even from behind the clouds.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Cadence

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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While classic ornamental fonts combine large numbers of simple geometric elements, Jonathan Perez’s Cadence offers just a few non-geometric elements. Because of their complexity the viewer cannot see the shape of the basic elements nor their repetition, and the eyes get lost in the pattern.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Lisboa Dingbats

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Ricardo Santos’s Lisboa Dingbats lends a nautical/cartographic/heraldic element to our ornaments.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Ice Flowers

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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We were greeted with ice on the sidewalks here in San Francisco this morning, commonplace elsewhere but quite rare here! It caused me to look up this one from my FontBook favorites once I made it into the office: from Kapitza, Ice Flowers.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

PTL Roletta Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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A set of floral elements accompanies the chubby sans/slab serif Roletta family. These contemporary interpretations of classic ornaments allow the user to create typographic tiled backgrounds and borders.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Megaflakes

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Nathan Williams’s Megaflakes captures the beautiful structures of winter’s most delicate and ephemeral of decorations.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Walbaum Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Frantisek Storm, in digitizing the work of Justus Erich Walbaum, did so with care to preserve not the original letterforms as drawn, cut, cast, and printed, but rather the intentions of the master behind their creation. In doing so he also brought to life these great bits of ornamentation.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

HWT Star Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Prince used to sing “Everybody Is A Star” – in this case it’s dozens of them. HWT Star Ornaments offers a selection of stars and borders based on vintage wood type ornaments to add sparkle to your designs.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Mr Moustache

This post is part of a new daily series to count up to the new year, adding one ornament per day.

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Georg Herold-Wildfellner’s whimsical Mr Moustache comes with a variety of dingbats, frames and ornaments. Hearts, flowers and angels’ wings frame your most intimate love notes.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Seravek

This post is part of a new daily series to count up to the new year, adding one ornament per day.

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Those who have been to Eric Olson and Nicole Dotin’s studio will recognize this specimen of an Italian Greyhound found in the glyph palette of Seravek, as Charlie, the “silent third partner” at Process Type Foundry.  The background texture originated as a artwork for Sylvia and Daniel Janssen’s poster design for the Habour Museum Hamburg. Atlantik visualizes the maritime theme with hypnotic wave-like ornaments.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Fin-de-Siècle

This post is part of a new daily series to count us up to the new year, adding one ornaments as we go.

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Since the notion of working with typographic devices like borders and frames is something seen more at the end of the 19th century, Astrida Valigorsky named her collection of beautiful stylized flowers Fin-de-Siècle. The wallpaper-like background texture is taken from Jörg Hemker’s FF Sero, set solid.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

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