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Kief Type Foundry
April 2008 when the activists in Egypt called for a general strike all over Egypt Mohamed Gaber—founder and type designer of Kief Type—created "Be with the Revolution" in arabic calligraphy, this then spread like wildfire, used on social media, printed on t-shirts and spray painted from city to city and considered the visual icon for Egypt's 2011 revolution. We're loving Gaber's hustle! Not going the 'formal' route of studying design—Gaber is self taught through resources he could access 🤩.
Moutaz K Maudy
Not fond on the first direction he chose for uni — Moutaz K Mundy changed paths from Information Technology to Graphic Design! Moutaz is a bit of a graphics wizard—currently working in the mobile gaming realm—with a bit of freelance illustration on the side 😄
Mostafa Abdelmawla knew he was destined for a creative career! Challenging himself at the young age of 8—drawing comics, creating cards and testing out new techniques he discovered. After graduating and armed with just his grad project—Mostafa went out on a limb (no folio yet!) and went along to a Behance portfolio review and managed to score a job! Sometimes you just need to—as Mostafa says—'believe in yourself and just give it a try.'
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Man v’s nature
I came across Irenaeus Herok’s Insta feed (@iherok) today and was blown away. He takes images of remote locations around the world, specialising in landscape and portraiture photography. I find his aerial photography, such as these images of highways surrounding Dubai in the UAE, particularly fascinating. Whist our screens are currently (…)
Queensland Theatre 2019
For The People created a strong season identity for Australia’s fastest growing theatre the Queensland Theatre. An interplay of darkness and light with strong contrasting colours on a backlit set, inspired by the dramatic lighting of the stage. Together with photographer Tim Jones and his team, they created eight unique (…)
Digging this cover artwork by Ju Mu monster for Susobrino’s Mapajo!
A look behind the scenes during the making of Alphaputt. Sennep co-founder Matt Rice takes us through the team, process and motivation behind their latest mobile game where crazy golf meets typography. Alphaputt is now available for pre-order on iOS. You can listen to the full interview below. We worked together with Sennep (…)
Re Sydney worked with ActionAid Australia on a campaign to recasting women in crisis zones from victims to leaders. By taking a symbol of crisis – the exclamation mark – and flipping it. The name Arise was chosen as it not only speaks to the ascendance of women, but has (…)
Hey: Design & Illustrat…
Counter-Print have released their latest book in collaboration with Hey Studio in Barcelona. One of the most innovative and celebrated European design agencies of recent years, Hey are capable of working in a variety of mediums and fields, uniting both spheres of graphic design and illustration seamlessly. The work and accompanying (…)
TYPO Labs Identity
Created for developers by developers TYPO Labs aims to connect font engineers with developers and exchange best practices, advance the state of the art and encourage the integration of new type technologies into future digital communications. The events identity makes use of a variable type system and was designed by Bernd Volmer (…)
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