Typostrate

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Typostrate is a site about typography and design. On our site you can explore cool calligraphy stuff, handlettering artworks, graphic design inspirations,
sign painting, letterpress, typo book reviews, specials like typography mugs or shirts, typography artists and much more. Every week we offer you the
monday typography quotes, which give you a good start in the week, the video wednesday, which shows you the latest and most famous typography
films, friday free font, where you can download a font for free and the weekend inspiration, where all followers and fans are invited to send their
inspirations for. Typostrate has also a facebook account, where every day are posted at least three artworks after a special theme, an instagram account
with street typography and inspirations in type and a pinterest account where you can find different typography themes and folders, to get inspired.
You see that our mission is to take everyone on a journey through the world of typography. We believe that typography is not only made for specialists
or as a niche product. Typography is an own unique and independent field, which is much more interesting than it seems. We show you what you can
do with, the passion and power of typography. Typostrate is written by and Michael Zeller. Enjoy it!

Deutsch
Typostrate ist eine Seite über Typografie und Design. Hier findet ihr eindrucksvolle Kalligrafie, handgeschriebene Kunstwerke,
Grafik Design Inspirationen, Schildermaler, Buchdruck, Typo Bücher, Specials, wie Typografie Tassen und Shirts, Schriftkünstler und vieles mehr.
Jede Woche zeigen wir Euch Montags typografische Sprichwörter, die Euch einen guten Start in die Woche bereiten sollen, den Video Mittwoch,
der die neusten und bekanntesten Typo Filme beinhaltet, die Freitag gratis Schriftarten, die ihr kostenlos runterladen könnt und
die Wochenend-Inspirationen, bei denen jeder, ob Follower oder Fan seine Arbeiten oder Inspirationen einschicken kann.
Typostrate hat dazu noch einen Facebook Account, mit vielen neuen Inspirationen zu Künstlern und urbaner Typografie,
einen Pinterest Account mit typografischen Themengebieten und einen Instagram Account mit Impressionen während unserer Reisen.
Unserer Mission ist es Euch mitzunehmen auf eine reise durch die Welt der Typografie. Wir glauben, dass Typografie nicht nur
für Spezialisten und Grafikdesigner, als sogenanntes Nischenpodukt gemacht ist, sondern ein eigenständiges und unabhängiges Gebiet darstellt,
dass interessanter sein kann als es auf den ersten Blick scheint. Wir zeigen Euch die Kraft und Leidenschaft von Typografie.
Typostrate ist komplett in englischer Sprache verfasst, da wir international unterwegs sind.
Die Autoren von Typostrate sind Christian Goldemann und Michael Zeller. Viel Spass beim lesen!

Español
Typostrate es una web sobre tipografía y diseño. Aquí encontraréis caligrafía impactante, obras de arte escritas a mano,
inspiraciones sobre diseño gráfico, rotulistas, impresión tipográfica, libros, productos especiales como tazas y camisetas sobre tipografía y
muchas cosas más. Todas las semanas, los Lunes os enseñamos proverbios para que empecéis bien la semana, el Vídeo del Miércoles
contiene los nuevos cortos sobre tipografía más conocidos, el Viernes os podéis descargar tipos de letra gratis y también tenemos
las inspiraciones del fin de semana, a las que cualquiera, sea seguidor o fan, puede enviar sus trabajos o inspiraciones.
Typostrate además tiene una cuenta en Facebook, con inspiraciones de artistas y tipografía urbana, una cuenta en Pinterest
con áreas temáticas sobre tipografía y una cuenta en Instagram con impresiones de nuestros viajes.
Nuestra misión es llevaros con nosotros en nuestro viaje a través del mundo de la tipografía. Creemos, que tipografía no es sólo
para especialistas y diseñadores gráficos, no es un producto nicho, sino un área en si misma, independiente,
que puede ser más interesante de lo que parece a primera vista. Os enseñamos la fuerza y pasión de la tipografía.
Typostrate está escrito completamente en inglés, ya que nuestros temas son de interés internacional.
Los autores de Typostrate son Christian Goldemann y Michael Zeller. ¡Que disfrutéis leyendo!

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Watercolour lettering

Made by Stina Persson, graphic designer and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her fresh and natural handmade brushed lettering gives every artwork a special note of emotion and own characterism. Watercolour needs to have the perfect circumstances to be expressed with on single stroke on paper. Enjoy her amazing work!

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Lettering craft 9

Life is for deep kisses, strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations. Sometimes it is for typography, like our lives, which we like and love to share with you. Typography is adventurous, strange but mostly beautiful and of course deep. Enjoy these deep inspirations of letteirng from around the world.

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Hand Painted Graphics

Graphic designer, Glenn Wolk, works with world renowned brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Rocawear and Abercrombie and Fitch; and creates licensed merchandise for The Rolling Stones, Justin Beiber, and Led Zeppelin, among other iconic singers and bands. Glenn exudes genuine passion toward his work. New York is inspiring him at least to give his work a certain kind of professionality. Enjoy it! 

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Typostrate video wednesday 50

The gentleman of letters is about sign painting in Dublin. Dublin has a rich history of hand painted signs decorating the city. Although it is not as common today, the craft still continues. This film shows you a craft that has been rare but some old lettering specialists and typographers enjoy and love this profession. Have fun watching!

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Instagram Type Profiles 8

Rylsee is too shy to rap, but hard enough to typograph walls, papers and more stuff. Coming form Berlin and traveling to Vancouver and Geneva for his work as a designer and branding specialist, he has seen a lot in his life. These inspirations gave him the right direction to draw, make and celerate typography. Enjoy his work! 

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Typo found on Instagram 42

Never give up. This artwork is now traveling around the work. We love it, because it’s a good and working quote combines with handstyled lettering.But not to forget the other artworks we found from international artists on instagram. Instagram is a so fast medium that even tomorrow all the artowkrs are replaced by new ones. Enjoy the moment and the designs above.

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Automatic Pen

Calligraphy in an experimental way, this is the work of AIN, designer and lettering girl from Hamburg, germany. No matter what surface she got in his hands, she has to fill it with characters. So also the converse shoes or old papers. She gives them a certain life.

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Monday typography quotes 53

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf them. Do what you love and success will follow. Sometimes you have to do the things without passion and power, while life is interrupting you. But keep on keeping on and grab your board to surf over the problems to solve them and see that your fear was just an illusion. Have a good start int he week!

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Typostrate Weekend Inspiration 60

Morning dawning coffee calling. Get up and enjoy these sunday typography inspirations. This is a mixture of fantastic letter design and classy handmade typography.

Color is a creative element, not a trimming.” Piet Zwart

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Quire Sans Font

Quire Sans by Monotype’s Jim Ford is a great typeface, something very new and nice to look at and of course ‘legible all the time’. As we can read in Emma Tucker’s article about Quire Sans, the early Jim Ford was highly influenced by ‘Frederic Goudy’s books and the legacy he created as a type designer’. So he has come to the right place there at Monotype, hasn’t he?

The designer wishes that Quire Sans is also interpreted as a subtle ‘tip of the hat’ to the Dutch school of type design. He also focused on his own roots instead of getting inspiration from the portfolio of other contemporary designers. His goal was to create a ‘sans of all sans’. Emma Tucker explains: “The Quire Sans design evolved from a type experiment that Ford worked on years ago, in an attempt to create a modular sans serif that would encompass multiple periods of type history. “

He tried to see the letters as such behind ‘the more decorated book faces’, ‘removing calligraphic stress, serifs and peculiarities, and retaining the simple form and proportion.’ By the way  Quire is a medieval term with different meanings, e.g ”a collection of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and quality” from Merriam-Webster.

We believe, as mentioned in the first sentence, that Jim Ford has succeeded in creating a history breathing, yet cleverly modern and ultra applicable typeface.

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Typography app of the week 18

iFont is the best font management app for iOS - from discovering typefaces you never knew about, to importing your own and using them throughout other apps. Compare many different typefaces to see which will suit your intended use. Arial or Helvetica? Zapfino, Snell Roundhand or Savoye LET? Georgia, Iowan Old Style or Times New Roman? Even use the scratchpad to test and try a variety of font families, and different font styles. Import your favourite typefaces into iFont to use throughout the system and have fun! 

Get the iPhone and iPad app here »

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Lettering craft 8

These lettering inspirations should show you the beauty and power of typography. Written with chalk on painted walls, carved into bottles for fine wines, made with wachs to get a 3D feeling or simply drawn with a brush ben on paper. Enjoy them!

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Typostrate video wednesday 49

The beauty of engraving letters on paper. In this video you can see what a big process lies behind this seeming simple method of typography. The guys in this film enjoy their craft with patience, experience and love for letters. Let this inspire you!

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Typography Rugs

made by german designer Selma Alaçam. Her project heart strings combines her favourite songs, that even as a child she liked, the height of cool to be covered in brightly-coloured band paraphernali, as she calls it. Maybe you will recognize some lyrics from Depeche Mode or Fiona Apple. The project contains seven woven rugs int he Kelim traditionembroidered with typography verses. Enjoy them!

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Typo found on Instagram 41

Volkswagen, build in Wolfsburg and imported in so many places that everybody knows beetle and T3 is cult. In the first steps car designers were always looking for good typographers to draw their brand. But not to forget the other inspirations that we found, beginning from an oldschool skateboard poster to a modern 3d digital character. Enjoy them!

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