New Typeface Based on Greta Thunberg’s Handwriting

Greta Grotesk is designer Tal Shub’s typographic ode to Greta Thunberg and references the climate change activist’s handwriting. Shub (co-founder of Uno, an NYC-based company that aims to offer alternatives to single-use plastics), was impressed by the boldness and clarity of Thunberg’s message and its parallels with the lettering on two of her handwritten signs. The typeset Shub developed acts as an additional reminder of …

NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued

The 1975 rebranding presentation gets resurrrected in hardcover form, exclusively on Kickstarter

The tale of NASA’s two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the “Federal Design Improvement program.” This eventually led to NASA’s rebranding, with a minimalist red logo (nicknamed the Worm) created by designers Richard Danne and Bruce Black­burn. If the sleek …

A Typeface of Slimy, Squirming Letters

A new digital typeface by Ari Weinkle is a creepy, squirming collection of alien-like letters—even its name “Feelers” makes your skin crawl. Weinkle created the font after becoming intrigued with the light and texture features in his 3D-modeling software, first drawing up the typeface in 2D, and later rendering them in 3D and adding motion. The result is lifelike wiggling letters that, from afar, look …