Whether you're trying to raise money for your daughter's Girl Scout troop or you're trying to raise awareness about cancer... Design has the power to inspire the best in people.
Komrade is a constructivist-inspired font that's perfect for starting your own little revolution.
What if I told you your entire life is shaped by symbols?
What if I told you that these symbols had the power to influence your emotions, energy level and how easily you can be persuaded?
It's 100% true.
For example, if I was to show you a picture of a dove holding an olive branch (and you live in the western world) it would likely evoke feelings of peace and rebirth.
Even if you don't know what the exact meaning behind a dove holding an olive branch it probably evokes these feelings in you.
In the exact same way fonts like Komrade have built of symbolism of revolution and new ideas. See where I'm going here? By using a font like Komrade you're leveraging the deeply ingrained symbolism within these types of fonts.
Sometimes these kinds of fonts seem a bit niche. How will you use it in your work? The opportunities are everywhere. Use it to create your own positive revolution in the world. Big or small.
For example, here's a tutorial about how we used the Komrade font to create an Alliance of Fist Bump Brothers. It's just a bit of fun but it gives you an idea of how you can use a fun font like this.
P.S. Don't forget. This font is just $5 for a few days. Be sure to tank advantage of this "thank you" deal. If you buy this font after Friday it will cost you $15.
Inspired by public fonts in New York in the 1970s. Authority pays tribute to the almost unnoticed but powerful effect type have on our lives.
From waiting on a cold morning to catch the 307 to Morton West High School, to the rain and snow worn stencil on a postal box. Public typography is a part of the little spaces in your lives where life actually happens.
Government designed fonts were chosen to communicate authority and help grease the gears of the day-to-day grind.
Authority beckons back to these days with it's mildly condensed feel, squared corners and strong feel.
We've also added another dimension to the typeface by creating a typeface for each time period in the fonts life including: Standard (freshly printed), Rounded (Slightly worn and used) and Aged (worn down by the day to day interactions with the world).
Use it for bold, striking headlines and subheads. Use it for the base of logos. Use it to bring Authority to your work.
Buy Authority now and save $20 off the retail price.
Named after the dining hall that Aaron would sneak into while attending art school, Leutner is an eyeball-grabbing, hypnotic and sturdy geometric font inspired by the late 20th century (while still maintaining it's own unique personality).
It's also a four typeface, layered type system. So you can create eye-catching typography in seconds.
A layered type system like Leutner takes all of the hassles out of building great looking type work.
Let's say you wanted to create some custom 3D type with your run-of-the-mill font. You'd have to manually build of the 3D elements, add fill layers, and then tweak each layer to try to get it all lined up and looking good.
With a font like Leutner the process is effortless (but still gives you tons of control to tweak it how you like).
All you have to do is type your words, choose a color, copy and paste the font on top of itself, and then choose your next layer (Main, Fill, Base or 3D). By mixing and matching font styles and colors you can build amazing looking type work in seconds.
It's true. Look on any popular font site for a quality layered type-system and you'll find fonts like this retailing for $200 or more!
Luckily, Aaron is an awesome dude and insisted that we sell this font at a price that made it affordable for all designers. So you're going to get the complete collection of 4 fonts for just $29 (retail $50).
We're offering this price for just a short while. So grab it now and save!
Aaron is the owner of the one-man independent design studio OKpants. Aaron has worked with cool people and brands like Patton Oswalt, Red Bull, and The Smithsonian Institute. His posters have also been immortalized in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Great videos like the one on this page don't just happen by chance. It takes a talented team that want to make great work. Follow these guys at the links below (bonus points for letting them know you loved the video!)
Shot and directed by Lee Sechrist
Special thanks to Jimmie Graham
Diners… They’re as American as jazz and baseball.
Inspired by streamlined trains, diners first appeared in the northeast United States. They were pre-fabricated and ready to go out of the box.
Slap one down on an empty lot, flip the open sign, and you’re pretty much in business.
Diners are beautiful in a distinctively American way. But that’s not what really interests me. What I find most fascinating is the role they play in America.
For one, patrons come from a wide spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds. Any given morning you could find a slice of America in the booths. From car mechanics to lawyers to house painters to doctors. All eating the same short order fare together.
But that’s not all. Because diners are part of a rare club. Real diners were open 24/7 - a club reserved for a select group of establishments including nightclubs, bars, and hospitals.
As a result, you got the morning rush of commuters picking up an affordable breakfast and in the wee small hours of the morning, you had bar patrons stumbling in for a greasy meal to absorb the alcohol before work the next day.
In fact, it could be argued that if you knew nothing about America a diner is the fastest and most immersive way to understand the country.
So it’s with that spirit we bring you a brand new font. We call it Nighthawk.
Nighthawk (a name that pays tribute to Edward Hopper’s classic painting Nighthawks) reflects the late night, melancholy, feel of lonely bar patrons making their way home.
This font is our tribute to an American institution. And like the diners themselves the font has passed through the hands of designers from all across America. Each one helping to tell the font's story.
This is a simple font like the simple fare served at American diners. But it’s got soul and it stands out.
Plus, you can pick it up for about the price of a slice of apple pie a la mode and a hot cup of coffee.
Grab it now and take a little piece of diner culture with you.