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5 Trending Fonts for 2014

Font styles and trends are always changing; and new font styles are always being created. In order to keep your designs fresh and current I will go over 5 fonts that will be trending for 2014. Although sans-serif is on top right now, I believe serif fonts will be making a comeback this year. All of the fonts I will list below are free for both personal and commercial use.

1. Open Sans

Open Sans is a great font for both headings and paragraph text. It is easy to read and a simple font, so it’s great for the current web design trends of simple & minimal.

Open Sans Font

2. Roboto

Roboto comes in many varients, both condensed & bold, as well as serif and sans-serif. Roboto is a great font for use with main headings like h1’s and h2’s.

Roboto Font

3. Lato

Lato is yet another clean and modern looking sans serif font. It is a very crisp font that works great for both headings and normal paragraph text.

Lato Font

4. Droid Serif

Created for the Android platform, Droid Serif is a perfect font for readability. This font goes great for use in both paragraphs and headings.

Droid Serif Font

5. Arvo

Arvo is a very clean and more modern serif font that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a very clean cut font that is great for use on screen and print.

Arvo Font

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Interview with Calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky

Calligraphy is one of those arts that I have never personally done, but thoroughly enjoy looking at. Some calligraphers are just brilliant when it comes their designs, one of those being Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky. His calligraphy is amazing and it is fun following him to see what kind of designs he will come up with next.

I’ve been following Evgeny on Dribbble for awhile now and I have much respect for him as a calligrapher. I was lucky enough to be able to do a small interview with Evgeny and he was kind enough to answer a few questions which you will see below.

You can follow Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky on:

Where are you from?

I was born 1984 in Khabarovsk, Russia.

Where do you currently reside?

Now I live with my family and work in Vladivostok, Russia.

How old are you?

30

How many years have you been doing Calligraphy?

I have been writing calligraphy for 8 years.

What made you want to become a Calligrapher?

I had to learn how to create original logo with a unique shapes of letters.

Where did you land your first design related job?

It was a logo for skate’n’snowboard shop SmartShop in Khabarovsk.

What are your 3 favorite projects you have worked on?

Braxton font design of FontFabric

Braxton Font

Braxton Pro Font

Braxton Pro Font

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

How much time do you spend per project on average?

5–10 hours

What is your favorite non-design related hobby?

Elektronique Tanzen Musique play on my boxes

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Elektronique Tanzen Musique play on my boxes, work on village, walk with my wife, ride my Honda Scoopy, do yoga in a morning

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I take my inspiration in experiments with instruments at first, and on Behance

What does your office look like?

My workflow is now being renovated

What design tools/software do you use?

Pens, brushes, ink, paper, iMac27

Xbox or Playstation?

No!

Mac or PC?

iMac27

Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

Safari

What would your last meal ever be?

Hmm…

What is your favorite book?

I love to read methodical literature and I have many good books. The last book that I was inspired is Design for Real World by Victor Papanek. I advise to read this book for all designers.

What is your favorite movie?

No!

What is your favorite social media network?

Behance

What are some of your future goals?

Now I’ll open Ё-FONTS type design studio and in 6 years I plan to be a great type designer.

More Work from Evgeny

Tailormade Calligraphy Logo

Live to Print Calligraphy Logo

Creative Spot Calligraphy Logo

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Common New Years Resolution Posters

We have all made a new year’s resolution before, and most all of us fail to keep them. Something you may have noticed about people’s new year’s resolutions, though, is the common theme of them all being the same few kind of resolutions.

Everybody has, or at least knows someone who has, had one of these new year’s resolutions which include lose weight, quit smoking, drink less, explore the world, etc. Viktor Hertz, a freelance graphic designer from Stockholm, realized that these were the most common new year’s resolutions and came up with this cool design project showcasing the 12 most common new year’s resolutions. These posters offer you a great source of design and typographic inspiration.

Also, if you really enjoy these, you can purchase these posters at Society6.

1. Lose Weight

New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight

2. Quit Smoking

New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking

3. Recycle More

New Year's Resolution to Recycle More

4. No More Junk Food

New Year's Resolution to No More Junk Food

5. Drink Less Alcohol

New Year's Resolution to Drink Less Alcohol

6. Explore the World

New Year's Resolution to Explore the World

7. Save More Money

New Year's Resolution to Save More Money

8. Watch Less T.V.

New Year's Resolution to Watch Less TV

9. Save More Water

New Year's Resolution to Save more Water

10. Get Offline

New Year's Resolution to Get Offline

11. Use Less Energy

New Year's Resolution to Use Less Energy

12. More Time with Family & Friends

New Year's Resolution to Spend more Time with Friends and Family

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15 Must Follow Calligraphers on Dribbble

Calligraphy was a dying art just a few short years ago, but has recently been an emerging trend. For those that are unfamiliar, Calligraphy is a decorative handwriting produced with a pen or brush in one stroke (rather than many built up strokes). You may be most familiar with Calligraphy because of it’s use in wedding invitations and other formal flyers that use handwritten type, but it has recently taken off in the form of logo design.

I consider Calligraphy to be a very exclusive art, what I mean by that is, it’s not something many people do or are able to do because it takes a great deal of skill. In an effort to bring some awareness to this fine art I have gathered below 15 great Calligraphers that you should follow on Dribbble (or just follow in general). I picked these because I follow most of them and they pump out great work on a regular basis. With each Calligrapher I’ve posted a piece of their work, you can follow them by clicking on their name(s) below.

1. Evgeny Tutov

Evgeny Tutov Calligraphy

Evgeny Tutov Calligraphy

2. Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky

Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky Calligraphy

Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky Calligraphy

3. Sergey Shapiro

Sergey Shapiro Calligraphy

Sergey Shapiro Calligraphy

4. Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith Calligraphy

Charlotte Smith Calligraphy

5. Drew Melton

Drew Melton Calligraphy

Drew Melton Calligraphy

6. Claire Coullon

Claire Coullon Calligraphy

Claire Coullon Calligraphy

7. Neil Tasker

Neil Tasker Calligraphy

Neil Tasker Calligraphy

8. Colin Tierney

Colin Tierney Calligraphy

Colin Tierney Calligraphy

9. Alex Timokhovsky

Alex Timokhovsky Calligraphy

Alex Timokhovsky Calligraphy

10. Neil Secretario

Neil Secretario Calligraphy

Neil Secretario Calligraphy

11. Jackson Alves

Jackson Alves Calligraphy

Jackson Alves Calligraphy

12. Ken Barber

Ken Barber Calligraphy

Ken Barber Calligraphy

13. Dan Cotton

Dan Cotton Calligraphy

Dan Cotton Calligraphy

14. Matt Vergotis

Matt Vergotis Calligraphy

Matt Vergotis Calligraphy

15. Joluvian

Joluvian Calligraphy

Joluvian Calligraphy

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Inspiring Wedding Invitation Designs

Before the invention of the movable type printing press in 1447, weddings in England were announced by means of a town crier (a person employed to make public announcements in a town). Luckily in today’s time we have all the tools necessary to create printed wedding invitations to send directly to those whom we wish to invite.

The wedding invitation in most cases is the first thing a person will see in regards to your wedding (with the exception of save the dates), so making one that is unique and stands out is important. You don’t want something that someone will lose or that blends in with everything else on your refrigerator.

Seeing as that we’ve never posted anything wedding related on Enfuzed, I figured it was about time to start. I’ve gathered 12 inspiring wedding invitation examples to help you in getting some ideas for invites you may be creating for you or someone else’s wedding. The names below are of the designers not necessarily who the wedding is for.

1. Ryan Brinkerhoff

Wedding Invitation Design by Ryan Brinkerhoff

2. Allison Grayce

Wedding Invitation design by Allison Grayce

Wedding Invitation design by Allison Grayce

3. Jeffrey Jorgensen

Wedding Invitation Design by Jeffrey Jorgensen

Wedding Invitation Design by Jeffrey Jorgensen

4. Lydia Nichols

Wedding Invitation Design by Lydia Nichols

Wedding Invitation Design by Lydia Nichols

5. Dennis Thompson

Wedding Invitation design by Dennis Thompson

Wedding Invitation design by Dennis Thompson

Wedding Invitation design by Dennis Thompson

6. Nate Azark

Wedding Invitation Design by Nate Azark

7. Adam Ramerth

Wedding Invitation Design by Adam Ramerth

8. Bekka Reese

Bekka Reese Wedding Invitation Design

9. Matt Laumann

Wedding Invitation Design by Matt Laumann

Wedding Invitation Design by Matt Laumann

10. Dan Knispel

Wedding Invitation Design by Dan Knipsel

11. Cory Say

Wedding Invitation Design by Cory Say

Wedding Invitation Design by Cory Say

12. Sergey Grigoryan & Sandi Grigoryan

Wedding Invitation design by Sergey  Grigoryan and Sandi Grigoryan

Wedding Invitation design by Sergey  Grigoryan and Sandi Grigoryan

13. Bryan Couchman

Bryan Couchman Wedding Invitation Design

Bryan Couchman Wedding Invitation Design

Bryan Couchman Wedding Invitation Design

Conclusion

So when it comes to making invitations for your wedding, it’s a good idea to do them right as people will notice and remember. Hire a good designer and get wedding invitations that stand out like these. Out of all of them, which one(s) were your favorite?

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30 Bold Type Business Card Designs

For some businesses, their business card is the first thing that comes into contact with a potential customer. Making a business card that is informative and memorable, standing out among others, is an important task in creating a business card.

One of many ways to make your business card stand out is with bold type and text. Much like the bold headline trend in web design, the bold type trend in business cards encompasses the same idea. Here I’ve gathered 30 business cards with bold text designs. These business card designs are sure to spark some inspiration and help you in thinking of designs for your own personal business card using bold type and fonts.

*The names below are of the creators of the business cards, not necessarily who the card was created for.*

1. Aleks Faure

Alexs Faure Business Card Design

2. Erica Pruetting

Erica Pruetting Business Card Design

3. Radio

Radio Business Card

4. Johana Barretto

Johana Barretto Business Card

5. Bryan Patrick Todd

Brian Patrick Todd Business Card

6. Neil Tasker

Neil Tasker Business Card Design

7. Michael Sevilla

Michael Sevilla Business Card

8. Min Ming Lo

Min Ming Lo Business Card

9. Evan Huwa

Evan Huwa Business Card Design

10. Bobby Bullen

Bobby Bullen Business Card Design

11. Kim Carlos Rehn

Kim Carlos Rehn Business Card Design

12. Tomasz Biernat

Tomesz Biernat Business Card Design

13. Jord Riekwel

Jord Riekwel Business Card Design

14. Fabio Perez

Fabio Perez Business Card Design

15. Julian Hrankov

Julian Hrankov Business Card Design

16. Megan Martinez

Megan Martinez Business Card

17. Andrew Power

Andrew Power Business Card

18. Whitney Tucker

Whitney Tucker Business Card

19. Phil Coffman

Phil Coffman Business Card Design

20. Hype & Slippers

Hype & Slippers Business Card Design

21. Kyle Anthony Miller

Kyle Anthony Miller Business Card Design

22. Jake Dugard

Jake Dugard Business Card Design

23. Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell Business Card Design

24. Stephen Di Denato

Stephen Di Donato Business Card

25. Emir Ayouni

Emir Ayouni Business Card Design

26. Ryan Brinkerhoff

Ryan Brinkerhoff Business Card Design

27. Jake Dugard

Jake Dugard Business Card Design for Makers Union

28. Riley Cran

Riley Cran Business Card Design

29. Colin Tierney

Colin Tierney Business Card

30. Alex Sheyn

Alex Sheyn Business Card Design

Conclusion

Hopefully this little showcase gave you enough inspiration to maybe approve upon your own business card. Which one of these 30 business cards was your favorite?

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Fifty Five Hi's

Fifty Five Hi's Logo

Fifty Five Hi’s is a printing company that Ross Moody started in June of 2010 as a fun creative outlet for him to produce products that make people smile and laugh. 55 Hi’s specializes in all things paper, covering everything from greeting cards and posters to stickers and coasters.

So what made Ross decide to start 55 Hi’s? He was working a day job at an ad agency and it was sucking the life out of him so at night he would design things that he had control over to make others smile in an effort to offset the tough day job. After really starting to concentrate on it’s success as a business in mid July of 2011, Ross discovered running a small business was something he truly loved doing. After a few popular releases such as The Robot CalendarThe Letters Poster, & The Shot Glass Card in 2012, 55 Hi’s gained some significant publicity and the company began to see some real growth.

You may be asking “What’s behind the name 55 Hi’s?”. Ross explains “I say I’ll never tell but I always immediately cave and spill the beans. There is no reason. I grew up in the Blink 182 era of attaching an arbitrary number to a words and then searching for ridiculous reasons to tell people to justify it. The truth is I thought it was catchy.”

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome designs that 55 Hi’s is pumping out…

Shot Glass Card

Shot Glass Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Be On You

I Want to be on You Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Numbers Poster

Numbers Poster by 55 Hi's

Happy Bacon

You Make Me Happy So Does Bacon Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

Happy When You’re Naked

I am so Happy I get to see you Naked on a regular basis greeting card by 55 Hi's

No Pants Dance

No Pants Dance Invitation by 55 Hi's

Quick Brown Fox

The Quick Brown Fox Poster by 55 Hi's

Shitty Friend

I am a shitty friend happy belated birthday card by 55 Hi's

You Rock

Thank You You Rock Greeting Card by 55 Hi's

You can view and purchase all 55 Hi’s products at their online store. You can also locate a store that sells 55 Hi’s products on their store locator page.

The inspirational and funny dynamic is still the driving force and reason for why Ross, 26 years old, continued 55 Hi’s, but it has since taken on a life of it’s own and the possibilities for new items he is wanting to create are just endless. There aren’t enough hours in the day.

So what’s in store for 55 Hi’s over the next year? Ross says “This is also a tricky question. 55 Hi’s will never be a large company so our goal is always to just constantly release the best products possible and make sure people are having an amazing experience opening a package from us. Seeing pics of our stuff on Instagram and Twitter is insanely rewarding. So if you are out there posting stuff, know that we’re totally stalking you like a creepster! You can make it easier for us by tagging #55his.”

If you want to follow and share 55 Hi’s awesome products you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, and Vimeo.

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