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Friday Freebies: Free Typeface Anke

Noe Araujo   |    http://ankesans.com

Anke is a geometric, simple yet legible Sans Serif typeface made by Noe Araujo. For his first non-experimental type, it meant the conception of the need of a earnest but always cool font for his projects, something in between Futura with a kind of orbed structure was pictured on his mind.

Uppercase, lowercase and diacritic characters came in along 3 full days. As for its tittle it came across the credit of The Bauer Type Foundry and a common German girl name. - Download Anke for free here.

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26 Sep

Peter Dawson    |    http://behance.net/PeterDawsonUK

"The New Sylva book is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of the UK’s trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and artist Sarah Simblet. The book is 400 pages in length and features more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 pen and ink drawings of British trees."

Peter has over 20 years’ experience within the design industry following his graduation from Kingston University in 1992. Having worked as a designer and then creative director at a number of design consultancies, he went on to co-found in 2000 his London-based studio Grade. Peter has worked for a diverse and extensive range of clients over the years from The Barbican to Walt Disney and specialises in branding, typographic and print and publishing design. Having designed a large number of best-selling and award-winning illustrated book titles, awards have included British D&AD annual inclusion, several ISTD Certificates of Excellence and ‘Best Jacket’ and ‘Best Series’ at the British Book Design and Production Awards. 

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26 Sep

Lundgren + Lindqvist    |    http://lundgrenlindqvist.se

"Baltic Porter is a beer style indigenous to northern Europe. It is similar to the English Porter, originating from the strong Porters and Stouts that were shipped to the Russian empire throughout the 1800s. The Baltic Porters are usually very dark in colour with high notes of coffee and chocolate flavour. The dark beer with its Baltic provenance, with shores facing the Baltic Sea, led us think about the work of artist Karen Gunderson. We have long admired her edge-to-edge paintings of black seas and when O/O started to plan the release of their pitch black Baltic Porter, she was the perfect match. Consequently, we approached Gunderson which led to a collaboration for the Baltic Porter labels, for which we used her painting ‘Churning Grace - Out to Sea’."

Lundgren+Lindqvist is a design and development studio based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Operating out of a harbour-side rooftop studio in an old sugar factory, theirr process is based on research and led by ideas. Theye animate ideas with design ❤ code. 

Through an intuitive approach, they move seamlessly between digital and physical, approaching every project with the same inherent passion and curiosity. Working across a range of disciplines – including identity design, design for print and digital, web development and art direction – they treat problems as opportunities, always inspiring an engaging and well-crafted outcome.

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24 Sep

Anagrama    |    http://anagrama.com

"Argo is a consultant’s agency located in Romania. People who are part of this firm, specialize in art investigation and history with a main objective: Discover new artistic work. As a consultant’s agency we created a modern museum-like sensation using a simple color palette. In addition, an emblem inspired on a compass is implemented for the sole purpose of highlighting the brand’s main function, to discover artwork. Argo utilizes it’s own art pieces for its brand communication achieving a sense of belonging and pride to their own work."

Anagrama is an international branding, architecture and software development firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Their clients include companies from varied industries in countries all around the world. They create the perfect balance between a design boutique and a business consultancy, from focusing on the development of creative pieces with the upmost attention to details, to providing perfect solutions based on the analysis of tangible data. 

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24 Sep