Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Type Delight: The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet is a series of letters illustrated as exploded diagrams, created by designer and illustrator Matt Stevens. These designs reminded us of paging through Grandpa's old Popular Mechanics magazines filled with diagrams and instructions on how to build things yourself.

Matt is a talented creative working from Charlotte, North Carolina. His focus is on brand identity programs and illustration, and we particularly love his work with typography, this set of alphabet letters being our favourite. Go to Matt's website for more.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Type Delight: Masterful Jordan Metcalf

Elegant. Sensitive. Precise. This is how we would summarise the tremendously wonderful typography work by Cape Town based designer, illustrator and artist Jordan Metcalf. Jordan was named the ADC Young Gun in 2013 (a competition celebrating the talents of young creative professionals under the age of 30), and holds an impressive portfolio of work completed for international clients and agencies. 

His work emphasises the aesthetic appeal that letterforms can have, and in many cases the typography is treated more like its an intricate illustration, rather than mere copy to convey information. 

Go to his website, his Instagram profile or his Behance portfolio to gawk at some more of his masterful work!