Sunday, 2 September 2007

Eduardo Recife

Misprinted is the personal website of designer Eduardo Recife. It's a site that I've used quite a lot over the past few years, mainly because of the excellent collection of free fonts. Recife's fonts tend to be quite distorted, but place the emphasis on the beauty of the characters themselves and emphasising the message they are intended to communicate. Virgin Megastores are among the companies that use his typefaces; Downcome features on some in-store advertising. His fonts are great if you want to create a dirty look that still retains elegance.

Recife's corporate website shows an impressive variety of work for clients such as HBO, Rip Curl and the band Panic! At The Disco. Very graphic in style, it makes use of photos and textures along with type to create images that verge on the abstract.

I particularly like this t-shirt design; especially the typography as its so well visually balanced. The blue is just the right shade too, and the subtle gradient helps it to stand out.

The above image is great because of how it manages to balance retro aesthetic with more modern design principles and ideas. The background is nicely textured too; subtle but a good touch.

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