Instagram Logotype, gets a refresh

Mackey Saturday, a Denver-based graphic designer had the opportunity to create the new logotype for Instagram. The old logotype was based on the Billabong font, a retro handlettered script font. This typeface is inspired by 1940s and 1950s script headings with rather free handwritten letters.

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Instagram Logotype

Mackey Saturday, a Denver-based graphic designer had the opportunity to create the new logotype for Instagram. The old logotype was based on the Billabong font, a retro handlettered script font. This typeface is inspired by 1940s and 1950s script headings with rather free handwritten letters.

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Happy Birthday Johnston and the London Underground

This week London sees the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. To commemorate the occasion a stream locomotive used in the 19th century made a journey through the modern tunnels of the Metropolitan line. See more on the BBC

It is also 100 years since its iconic typeface Johnston Sans was released as the the ‘Underground’ typeface. Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype and forthcoming interviewee of 8 Faces talks about Edward Johnston and the typeface here.  

The structured, based on a calligraphic nib held at a 45 degree angle, is emphasised by Johnston’s diamond tittle shapes (the dots over the i and j), one of it’s most recognisable characteristics.

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Here Be Monsters

I noticed this wonderful Icelandic project of illustrated type inspired by medieval maps featuring fantastical sea creatures. 

Design by Reykjavík based Stella Björg, these decorated capitals remind me of the Victorian illustrations I’ve written about recently. I love that several of the creatures appear to be based on specific Icelandic mythical beasts, as named at the bottom of the print. I also really like the print colours and flecked paper that gives the final work its antique look.

My “Here Be Monsters” illustrated letters started from the simple idea of writing “MONSTER” but having finished it just didn’t seem like there was much left to complete the alphabet. I was in no hurry to complete it, so very slowly monstrous letters got added and finally there appeared a complete alphabet. - Stella Björg

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The Mad Doctor (1933)

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The Mad Doctor (1933)

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The Mad Doctor (1933)

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The Mad Doctor (1933)