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TYPE & LETTERING BY DAVE FOSTER

Logotype for Melissa Millar. Under direction from Dan Pike of The Letter D.

10 Relatively ‘under the radar’ Type and Lettering Dribbblers.

Some designers with amazing talents are rightfully given the attention their work deserves from their peers, while some designers with mediocre talents, perhaps, are not so deservedly brought into the spotlight. As much as meritocracy sounds nice, I don’t believe it’s truly accurate, popularity does not equal skill or talent.

There’s no numeric figure to represent popularity, it’s relative to the level of work being created and what is being compared to what. Some listed might seem like ‘under the radar’ isn’t an appropriate label for them. However, in the huge expanse of the internet, and with the rising popularity of letterforms I think they should have more attention than they do already, on dribbble at least.

Regardless of the point made above, these accounts light up my feed.

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Martina Flor (276 Followers)

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Kris Sowersby (1125 Followers)

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Jackson Cavanaugh (200 Followers)

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Ken Barber (2110 Followers)

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Neil Summerour (209 Followers)

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Ondrej Jób (456 Followers)

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Grilli Type (269 Followers)

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Dado Queiroz (1546 Followers)

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John Stevens (160 Followers)

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Henric Sjösten (1613 Followers)

Calligraphy for the cinematic poster of The Invisible Woman, used in conjunction with my typeface, Blanco. Under direction from Mark Gowing Design.

Lettering for the cinematic poster of The Broken Circle Breakdown. Close up on Credit block below. Under direction from Mark Gowing Design.

To communicate how noisy and jargon filled the investing world can be, Leo Burnett Chicago commissioned me to make these illustrations for Invesco.

Lettered by hand, over 8000 individual characters across four illustrations. Below are preliminary sketches of the dog, and on the final line, from left to right: Scan of raw inked lettering, final amended lettering, grey background to show addition of black and white.

Here’s a video too:

'Type and Lettering' for my @fostertype twitter header

'Type and Lettering' for my @fostertype twitter header

Anonymous asked:
Hey Dave, I really like your work and I asked myself what size the original pointed-nib drawing of your »action is the foundation of all success« is? I find it hard to draw with a nib holder at larger scale. greetings from germany

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Foster Type answered:

I can’t remember exactly, but roughly 1cm high on the xheight I think. It really depends on the nib itself, some are more flexible than others. Good luck!

Some process behind the Twice Logotype.

Some process behind the Twice Logotype.

hello just to say that you have wonderfull logotypes ! xavier onsitegallery

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Foster Type answered:

Thank you!

These are some of the sketches that went into making the new logotype for a design studio called Brighter, formerly named BMD Brands.