Getting it Right: Typeface

Picture 4Garance Dore just gave her blog a facelift thanks to the fabulously french talents of Colorz, a digital strategy agency.

Picture 5In true Hermès fashion, they have brought play and style to e-commerce. Their graphics and font provide a well-rounded web experience. typeface_La Marque_Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster’s creative consultancy has a sharp but concise web presence. I suppose that is to be expected for the former Vogue editors Picture 3

The chic San Francisco interior design firm Elizabeth Swift Design just launched their site and I’m loving the graphics and font on their “contact” page.

I’m working on a new project for a client and love exploring different typefaces. Typography, the art and craft of arranging and designing type to make the written language most alluring, can have a dramatic influence on how the brand or product connects with the consumer. Above are a few typefaces and designs I’m currently coveting.

 

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Office Inspiration: Grégoire’s Gem

cote sud coverescape1 escape2 escape3One of the perks of now working at an interior design firm is the sheer joy of being surrounded by tangible inspiration all day long. I am deeply affected by the landscapes in which I live and work in, and my new work environment makes me truly happy. Instead of the interior rigidness of a financial institution, I am now surrounded by a flood of rich fabrics and textiles, architects drafting elaborate blueprints, a sea of French antiques, and, a library full of auction and design catalogues. Thus, I bring you my latest obsession. If I could jump in to this landscape, I would. The images come from the French design publication Côté Sud and depict the most idyllic residence on the French Riviera. The vacation home belongs to Grégoire Gardette, legendary photographer, designer, publisher and graphic designer. Now all I need is a new white bikini, my Bain de Soleil and a tall glass of Pellegrino – dreamy!

In addition to salivating over the serene scenes above, be sure to view Grégoire’s portfolio, here: http://gregoiregardette.com/fr-en/

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