Thursday, 14 April 2011


Bored of Helvetica Neue? Hate Comic Sans? Disgusted by Hobo?
You need Llama Font.

Sunday, 10 April 2011


For a glimpse into my personal work as a student. Head on over to hello mark hall. Become a fan on facebook for regular updates. Cost effective freelance design work, specialising in typography is available, and soon posters, prints, and postcards for sale. See you soon.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Home made type

A lot of these website, notonthehighstreet, etsy etc have an abundance of large type which you can buy from their sellers ranging from £3-£20 per letter, depending on size.
Linking to my last post,  I seriously wanted some oversized Clarenden lettering somewhere at my big day with the idea of 'Mr & Mrs' (I had to get the ampersand in somehow). Realising that six 200mm letters could set me back over £100 I decided to use my role as a technology teacher to set about making them myself from plywood.
Here are my results. The only problem now is hoping that they are still at the venue at the end of the night, (that means no pinching.... Mark!)

Friday, 1 April 2011


Love them or hate them, stock photos usually make an appearance in the world of a graphic design. Here's a funny collection of some of the less usable photos our there.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Typographic Wedding Invitations

I thought I would share with you 'Jammers' the design for my wedding invitations. A mix of 'buffet script' and 'Vag rounded', printed on hammer white, finished with pink mounting on black pearlescent card.
They have taken an age to design, print and hand make, but I feel are well worth it. Not a floral pattern or vector in sight.


I love ligatures. The merging of two characters within a typeface to create a more confortable spacing and natural flow for the readers eye. Something practical and strangely beautiful. Even the non practical ones; some seem totally unnecessary, but I love them even more.
Now here is a really innovative use of the ligature system within OpenType fonts. Chartwell, "a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data." Type in numbers - get an infographic. Genius.

It's also not a bad typeface. Head over to TK Type for more info and to buy your copy.

Friday, 18 March 2011


I'd just like to say that I don't want to see any more of this 'light painting' photography. Unless it's as good as this:

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


This is my kind of cafe. I'd be far more likely to go and spend money in a place which had good taste in design.
Designed by Esrawe in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ignacio Cadena.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

csillagok háborúja

That's Star Wars in Hungarian, apparently. Have a look at these crazy movie posters. Either they got sent totally different films to the rest of us, or there was an abundance of lsd at the time. Either way, they're pretty cool.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Gary Hustwit, the man that gave us the thoroughly brilliant documentaries Helvetica and Objectified, has put a video on kickstarter to help finish off funding his new film Urbanized.
This time looking at the design of cities, Urbanized will be a
fine edition to Hustwit's design series. Head on over to watch the video, and if you have a few spare bucks, donote a little
bit towards the budget, and get some nice little goodies for doing so.