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Lovers Gonna Love

Enough with the hate already…

You can see more work by Matthew via his TumblrInstagram and Dribbble feeds.

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Hawaii’s Best

We are proud to announce our 24th Guest Post’r, Matthew Tapia. This Hawaiian native whose arsenal of lettering and illustration skills is a force to reckon with. Along with his incredible talent he’s also one of the nicest and humble people around. He’ll be hanging out with us here all week and showing us how they roll in Hawaii. Finally, get to know Matthew a little better via our introduction interview below.

You can see more work by Matthew via his TumblrInstagram and Dribbble feeds.

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Ferrari driving Doctors

When Jennifer Daniel sends you an email asking you if you want to do a cover for Bloomberg Businessweek you reply, ¥€$. It’s not everyday you get to use lettering as a graphic device to poke fun at a topic most of us are aware of. Attached below are the 3 sketches from the first round.

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J. Hughes F.B.D.O

The nice folks at Etsy invited us to contribute a mural as part of their 2012 Etsy Holiday Shop. They invited 10 artists to create a portrait of an individual whom they have found inspiring, live in the storefront window. Having been inspired by John Hughes, all of us at FoT felt the last line in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was perfect for the occasion…. a reminder to those who are too busy to stop and enjoy life.

 

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The Rule of Reciprocation

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8 Faces Magazine cover

Over the summer the multi talented Elliot Jay Stocks of Faces magazine  asked me to create the cover for their 5th issue. As you can see I took the opporunity to draw up 8 different styles for each contributors name. All those names fit into frames which made the cover into a little gallery that includes some of my favorite creatives out there today. A big thank you to Elliot for letting me take a stab at this one.

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Lettering Class of ’12

This is the UK cover for Reinventing Lettering, a book by Emily Gregory. A lovely collection that gathers some of today’s finest typographers, illustrators, designers and lettering artists all in a single publication. It also features the 4 of us along with many FoT guests, friends and folks we admire.

In the USA, this book is titled “Little Book of Lettering”

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Peace Doves & Ribboning

Feeling the need to send someone (via the internet) peace, love and well wishes this holiday season? Send For Good from Paperless Post is right up your alley. Paperless Post will donate a portion of every card sent to some wonderful charities.

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Oso and Miggs

My friends Nicole and Stephanie run a hair salon in San Francisco named Oso and Miggs. They asked me to create a lettering composition to be printed on a tote bag that’ll be given to clients as a holiday gift. It was a great opportunity to create a script that mimics the quality of a fine engraving line at a large scale. Attached below is a process gif below for you to check out the steps.

 

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Cicli FoT

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How to be a Friend Workshop

In October of 2012 we conducted a sold out lettering workshop at AIGA/NY called ‘How to be a Friend’. Attendees learned tips, tricks and insight to our process in creating a typical post for Friends of Type. Shown above are 17 ampersand examples created by each participant. Hover over the image to see who created what!

Fig.1 Rietje Gieskes / Fig.2 Tom Losinski / Fig.3 Jillian Adel /
Fig.4 Crystal Ellis / Fig.5 Carolyn Louth / Fig.6 Bryan Farevaag /
Fig.7 Sam Becker / Fig.8 Soosan Silanee / Fig.9 Brittney Backos /
Fig.10 Sahana Kumar / Fig.11 Jay Quercia / Fig.12 Nelia Vishnevsky /
Fig.13 Silvia Brown / Fig.14 Sinclair Smith / Fig.15 Madison Schneider /
Fig.16 Jennifer Ross / Fig.17 David Cimorosi

 

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