You might be familiar with Moshik Nadav’s experimental typographic work or seen his ‘Paris’ display typeface. I’ve posted some of his work before and it is certainly no stranger to Behance’s Typography Served gallery. However I missed this design until spotting it in Jan Middendorp’s excellent book ‘Shaping Text’.
The son of a graphic design and calligraphy artist, Moshik, an Israeli designer was just 10 when he first got a mac (an IISi) with Photoshop & Freehand installed.
This, a student piece, for a fictional Tel Aviv based typography magazine, features these constructivist-style black and red bars set against an off-white paper, creating a great effect. The white space combined with the dynamic photographic elements make for a fantastic layout.
“Tel Aviv is a non stop city that have attractions around the clock. I used that fact and I created a magazine that gives the reader the best attractions that happen in the city. The reader can find his attraction by the hour of the day and by that, he can see what day the attractions is occurs. The Magazine was printed on a News Paper in broadsheet size (spreads: 81×57 cm).” Moshik Nadav on Tumblr.
I was recently looking through the portfolio of graphic artist Neil Stevens and saw his retro-style posters for the different Tour de France stages. As a keen cyclist in and around London, these really appealed to me. The lettering based compositions successfully mix a number of historical graphic styles all hinging around the ’50s looking cyclist.
I spoke to Neil about the typefaces used. The chunky numbers used as the main character in 1, 4 & 5 (together with their ‘2012’s) are Pompadour and numeral only typeface by Andy Mangold, inspired by Rockabilly hair. The uppercase typeface, with the horizontal spurs through the middle, is Haymaker, They are both available from the Lost Type Co-op, a fascinating ‘pay-what-you-want’ foundry. The outline type (“2012” in no.7) is Post Office, a free font.
"In some posters I customised Haymaker a little by placing key lines within the font so at times it looks a little different. This was just to add a bit more of a ‘display’ element to it."
Neil is based in St Albans and London in the UK. These 2012 Tour prints have featured in The Sunday Telegraph, Esquire, Cycle Plus, Cycle Active, Sport Magazine and Phaidon.com and are available to purchase.
Bike Like a New Yorker
Helping cyclists reclaim the streets two wheels at a time, creative agency, Mother, has designed these bird’s-eye perspective billboard and print ads to draw attention to city cyclists.
It’s beautifully executed with this sharply lit photographic style and grungy type, laid out over the streets.
Sabel, Tina Burner, Kittin Withawip
Heidi Glum, Pixie Aventura, Titania Steele
Pusse Couture, Epiphany, Sherry Vine