Gold foil prints for UC Berkeley

Here's a custom typographic illustration I created for UC Berkeley a couple months ago. They were foil stamped on beautiful deep blue cardstock and sent out to donors and alumni for the New Year. I just love how they turned out – nothing beats the excitement of getting a fresh stack of samples back from the client!

Peep more of the project here.

All up in my Gill.

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During my recent trip to England, I felt like I couldn't escape Gill Sans. It was everywhere. It's never been on my favorite list – I've always avoided its awkward mix of blunt curves and random points whenever possible.

But I learned to appreciate the typeface a bit more while traipsing around London and the English countryside. Maybe I was just a captive audience smothered into submission, but I can honestly say that I just may put G.S. to use, sometime, somewhere. In the right context, it's kind of charming (especially on this sign I spotted in Ringwood).

And you have to admit, you don't wanna mess with the lowercase Ultra Bold "i".

She's baaack...

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I'm crazy about Mrs. Eaves XL and the debut of her hubby, Mr. Eaves Sans – both created by Emigre co-founder, Zuzana Licko. Much more than Mrs. Eaves with her arms lopped off, Mr. Eaves a strong and unique typeface that I'm gonna try very hard not to overuse! Meanwhile, Mrs. Eaves XL provides a greater x-height, as well as shorter ascenders/descenders and overall tighter spacing.