I like a good bargain as much as the next person so when a great deal surfaces for a nice typeface family then I take note. Alwyn New Rounded is probably not for everyone, but I feel falls nicely between a rounded regular and a rounded condensed style. Alwyn has a nice down-earth comfy feel which will actually suit a logo project I am currently working on.
I mention it because you can buy all ten fonts for $80 a saving of 60%, and you can buy both the Desktop and Webfont versions for just $120. Alwyn was only just released on October 13th so it’s also nice having a spanking new type style in your libary.
You never know when you may need a style like this, so I like to snap up these amazing bargains as and when I catch them so I am ever prepared.
I have a real soft spot for Geometric Type as I think some words in particular look mighty impressive when set in good examples of this style.
Geometric Type also works particularly well for logos and identities in some cases providing a really strong yet clean looking type mark. I used a variation of Geometric Type for a recent logo called Monochrome which suited the range of letters perfectly; notably the rounder letters like o, n, c, e etc.
A few people have asked me, after seeing my post on my new wooden studio desktop, where I sourced the desktop pattern as seen on my monitors.
I actually have no idea where it came from, other than it was a free texture website, as I have had it in my collection for ages, but adjusted it slightly to use as my double screen desktop image. On that note if you can shed any light on the origins of this image then please do let me know so I may add link credits.
Just to state this was a genuine email I received just a few days ago, and sadly are not all that uncommon. I have blacked out aspects to hide the client information.
These type of approaches, request for logo design pitches, are quite common with the email starting out reasonably encouraging. The snag is when they come to lay out their terms which then turns into a more insulting approach.
You might just be starting out as a freelancer or self-employed logo designer, and feel a sense of interest, curiosity or even pride at being picked out and approached to do some work.
Don’t fall for this sort of evil trickery. This isn’t comparable to Spec-Work, this is a whole new level below.
You are never in control, and you certainly run the high risk of seeing your design, or a variation of, used without seeing a penny for your efforts.
The best thing you can do is ignore and mark as Junk.
The Rock’n’roll Metro Map™ is a self-initiated project based on the idea of representing the various genres of rock’n’roll music as the lines of a subway system.
Including more than 200 bands, the map is just a personal vision of the music history of the past decades and not a real visualization of it, that’s because the number of artists and influences are impossible to be visualized in a 100% objective way