2021 marks the year we finally took our first steps towards sharing more of our fonts with graphic artists that make us go “Wow!”
And while we’ve kept quiet until now, there’s no better way to express our gratitude and support for their work than to give them a spotlight in our very first visual recap.
Don’t forget to tell us which artists you liked best in the comments!
Favorite Creative Typography Designs for 2021:
- André Burnier (Creative Coding)
- Asia Grice (Poster Design)
- Naufalrel Pandu (Kinetic Typography)
- Benedicto Cernal (Poster Design)
- Bea Zagorowska (Editorial Design)
- David Meyring (Visual Design)
- Joe Miners (Visual Design)
- Brad Mead (Poster Design)
- Tanoushka Edvankar (Poster Design)
- Julien Dessenne (Motion Design)
- Nikusha Ugrekhelidze (Poster Design)
- Turkia Sahloul (Branding Design)
- Diego Cisneros (Poster Design)
- Sergio Cárdenas (UI/UX Design)
1. André Burnier – “This is fine” & “Broken”, Creative Coding
Officially a creative coder. Unofficially – the person who will most definitely break a font. Or at least squish it a little bit. André challenges typography and elevates letterforms by giving them life outside the grid.
“My favorite fonts from the Fontfabric collab bundle are Code Next, and I fell in love with Mont Blanc – I even made a tattoo with it.
I’m keen on sans serif in general – especially if there is a geometric approach to its design. I believe that visually it works best with my style. I don’t know – there’s something pleasing when I wreck a beautiful geometrical shape.”
2. Asia Grice – “Hannah // Coin”, Poster Design
A daily dose of spot-on type layouts, lettering, and the occasional (and totally awesome) illustration is what this 365 days (self)challenge is all about. And unlike others out there, Asia’s year of poster design shows the actual struggle to constantly better your skills. And we’ve yet to see a bad day 🙂
Follow Asia’s 365 Days of Posters on Instagram:
3. Naufalrel Pandu – “Summon”, Kinetic Typography
Kinetic typography experiments grow in popularity, and Naufalrel Pandu brings a distinct style to letters in motion. Alive, fluid, and consequential are the immediate words that come to mind when stumbling upon his work on Instagram.
“Panton and Mont are most definitely my favorite Fontfabric fonts.
I always loved grotesque, clean, and unique sans serif typefaces, as both fonts are.
This really complements my kinetic typography and my design explorations, as it has lots of styles and variables. The fonts also strengthen the expressions of my design, and they definitely broaden my explorations.”
4. Benedicto Cernal – “Parallel Reality”, Poster Design
Benedicto’s new theme teleports us in a black and purple futuristic world of near-android forms, urban aesthetic, and a fair amount of Cyberpunk. Accompanied by big typography, hidden messages, and rough textures, this easily becomes a reality you might not want to leave.
“Kvant and Dovde were like love at first sight, my poster dailies comprises irregular design elements, grunge textures, urban/street style, and major typographic play.
Using Dovde font really vibed with my urban style poster especially when I use only a four-letter word to blend as a background for my posters. While Kvant is more versatile, it can be explored in futuristic or retro type of art styles. It helped me explore the retro Cyberpunk vibe in posters, and I absolutely love the result.”
Fasten your seatbelt and teleport to Benedicto’s world:
5. Bea Zagorowska – “Fleurs”, Editorial
Paris-based graphic designer and illustrator Bea Zagorowska harmonizes layouts, drawings, and type in captivating content that provokes at least four out of five senses on more than one occasion. Charming, playful, elegant – it’s a package worth revisiting!
“I choose Singel for its balance and proportions. Its forms make it elegant, classic, and modern at the same time.
I definitely appreciate the font family variations, which make it so easy to work and experiment with. It is actually perfect for creating some typography effects that add a little bit of spice to the design. I was looking for a good serif font when we started the collab, and it was such a great opportunity. I am looking forward to testing the other ones!”
You should experience it for yourself:
6. David Meyring – “Match”, Poster Design
Graphic and layout explorations with a wholesome vibe, David Meyring’s posters leave us feeling like we’ve dug up some vintage treasures. And if you’re anything like us, you’d want to save a special spot for his future posts too.
“Picking a favorite from all the fonts you have to offer is challenging. I used Mont Blanc because of its automatically striking simplicity. There’s no hard trying, it just works.
Other times I fancy Singel for a sharp and classic serif feel. I am also definitely looking forward to using more experimental fonts like Disclaimer.
There’s really an endless field of opportunity, so thank you for the collaboration!“
Take a stroll:
7. Joe R. Miners – “Very Fast”, Visual Design
Judging by his content Joe Miners doesn’t shy away from anything related to design. In fact, multidisciplinary might be the best way to describe his approach – 2D, 3D, illustrations, book covers, occasional wisdom, animation, effects… Enjoy genuine creative freedom!
“My favorite Fontfabric typefaces are Colo Pro and Mont Blanc. They share a sophisticated yet playful sensibility, and they’re super versatile.
Colo Pro looks especially great, blown up as the centerpiece of a typographic poster, and it reminds me fondly of a twist on Chalet, which is an all-time favorite. I couldn’t say why, but Mont Blanc just feels like a font that’s smiling at me :)”
8. Brad Mead – “Key”, Poster Design
An ongoing series of experimental posters that play with layouts, grids, perspective, big type, and cool photography. Brad Mead delivers neat compositions and balanced messages. And we know for a fact he has an eye for details when it comes to fonts.
“My favorite font of yours is Mont Blanc as it makes for amazing giant title type, and the ‘K’ glyph is so perfect (specific, I know!)”
9. Tanoushka Edvankar – “Explore”, Poster Design
Vivid gradients, surrealistic compositions, satisfying textures, reflections, and glairs – Tanoushka’s alter ego “Design Arsenal” promises no less! These graphic posters wouldn’t fit a strict classification, and why bother? You never know what might appear next.
“My first top font pick would be Code Next. It is one of the most versatile fonts you guys have to offer. Love that it can be used not just for posters, album art, or other graphic design work but also for UI design.
What drew me to it is its mechanical skeleton and largely geometric form. At the same time, Code Next features friendly and open curves. While some grotesques distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Code Next doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm, which I cannot get enough of!
My second top font pick would be Kvant. I love using this font when I want to hero typography in my posters, and with its sharp edges and sliced angles, it adds a bold geometric heavy element to the composition which very beautifully compliments organic visuals and forms.”
10. Julien Dessenne – “Stacked Layers”, 3D & Motion Design
Hypnotic 3D renders and generative movement are one way to describe Julien’s content. What feels like a build-up quickly turns into a loop in dynamic animations that put typography and shapes to the forefront.
Unfold the layers of Julien’s work:
11. Nikusha Ugrekhelidze – “Experiments With Letters”, Poster Design
Designing outside the grid, Nikusha creates daily collage-like compositions, but while his work feels all graphic, there’s more to it than meets the eye. In his stories, we’ve had a glimpse into the BTS process, where actual print cut-outs are laid into different patterns to create cool background effects.
“All Fontfabric typefaces are gorgeous in their way, but Mont and Code Next were ideal for my studies.
They are simple but also have a modern, timeless look. These typefaces don’t shout and give a lot of opportunity to the designer to experiment in different directions.”
12. Turkia Sahloul – “Utopia”, Branding Design
Turkia’s content is a near-utopian experience of elegant type, earthy colors, and ethereal photography. Her minimalistic approach culminates in visual identities that never shout but always beckon us to explore further.
“I am in love with the minimal and the soft look of Singel, the fun and inviting appearance of Intro Script, and the editorial and geometrical look of Kvant!
I love all the bundle fonts, but these are the ones that describe all the flavors of my design direction! They are a great mix of minimal and elegant to fun and bold.”
Melt into Turkia’s content here:
13. Diego Cisneros – “Universe”, Poster Design
A world of black and white with the occasional splash of color, Diego’s graphic content is an ongoing exploration of big type, gratifying textures, and unexpected narratives. Seriously. One minute you’re swimming with Mobi Dick, and the next, you’re hanging out with Alf.
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14. Sergio Cárdenas – “Color Palettes”, UX/UI Design
Sergio is the kind of mentor you’d want to have by your side when first starting out as a UX/UI designer. His educational content is a joy to the eye – and brain. Flip through pastel colors, bubbly illustrations, and value-packed slides to better understand the world of UX/UI design.
Learn more about UX/UI design from Sergio here:
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