Graphic Design

PechaKucha Miami: “Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful”

PechaKucha Miami Typography

We are pleased to announce that we are co-producing the April 9th PechaKucha Miami event “Typography: The Bold & The Beautiful.” This event features 6 speakers discussing different aspects of typography. PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and […]

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Sign Painter Documentary coming to Miami!

Sign Painter Documentary

Via the Sign Painter Official web site: “There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting […]

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Designers we love : Saul Bass

Saul Bass Graphic Design

If you have seen the opening title sequence to Mad Men, the you are already familiar with Saul Bass’ style. For the first fifty years of American cinema, movie posters were either paintings or photography of the stars of the film to entice audiences into the theater. Opening title sequences were pretty tame, usually the […]

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Schrift & Farbe’s Letterpress Business Cards

Letterpress Business Card Post

Just got done letterpress printing the new Schrift & Farbe Design Group business cards. Letterpress business cards are a thing of beauty. I have always been impressed whenever anyone has handed me one. Usually the paper has a delicious texture and the slight indent of the printing adds another surface dimension. The look of a […]

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Thom Yorke’s Type Driven Grammy Poster

Thom Yorke Grammy Poster

In honor of Radiohead’s Miami show tomorrow, I found this type-driven poster of Thom Yorke. The poster was designed to promote the Grammys and is made up of things (mostly music) that have influenced Mr. Yorke over the years. See below to check out the song names including Bjork’s “Unravel”, David Bowie (“Ashes to Ashes”) […]

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Archer: A Workhorse Slab-Serif

Archer Typeface

Archer is a typeface designed by the type foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Because it has eight weights and 40 styles, it is an amazingly versatile typeface to work with. It is a slab serif and has loads of charm without being too cutesy. It was originally created by H&FJ for Martha Stewart Living magazine, who needed a personable, […]

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Kerning: An Introduction

Kerning

Kerning is when you adjust the spacing between (letters or characters) in a piece of text. It is also known as letter spacing. Kerning is very important although often overlooked, especially with novice graphic designers. You should never let your design program dictate your spacing. Every letter needs to be addressed and looked at to make […]

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Welcome to Schrift & Farbe Design Group

Welcome to Schrift Farbe Design Group

Schrift & Farbe’s mission is to communicate clients’ core values and ideas through intelligent, creative and effective design. Since 1998 our team has played an integral role in brand building for some of the nations most respected names including Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses. Strategic creative that cuts through the […]

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