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Imagine our luck this year when we found out HOW Design Live, one of the biggest national design conferences in the US, would be hosted in Boston – home to our newest MOO office! Needless to say, we had quite a group of happy MOO Crew members in attendance.
Now, as the conference comes to a close, we thought we’d give you a little round-up of what went down. Here are five things we enjoyed at HOW Design Live this year.
1.) We got to share a booth with our partners in premium paper crime, Mohawk!
It was a pretty lovely set-up if we do say so ourselves – and we loved …Continue reading this article…
— Geri (@thelanguidlion) April 28, 2014
We spent last week knee-deep in letters, head to head font battles, a designing with type competition and typeface guessing. You all seemed fairly excited for #MOOTypeWeek and even sent us some of your favorite type examples (although we could spend forever talking about hand lettering versus typography!)
— Brittany (@brittban) April 28, 2014
The MOO offices are always bubbling over with creativity, and because we know how much music helps us get into the mood, we thought we’d share some of our musical inspiration with you. In short, we decided to make you a mixtape.
And it felt right that our first ever playlist had the theme of something that’s truly close to our heart – paper. We even managed to find a couple songs about Business Cards!
Click the picture below to start listening (you’ll have to log into Spotify, but the desktop playlist is free to listen to) or click here to listen in Spotify. Got any you’d like us to add? Comment below or tweet us on @overheardatmoo with you …Continue reading this article…
Ever since we launched our brand new Letterheads at the beginning of April, we’ve been pretty smitten with them. So much so, that in addition to designing some brilliant professional stationery for you and your business, we’ve also made a few designs purely for fun.
Our creative team got together and did what they do best – create! – and dreamt up some Letterhead designs for famous figures in history. They ranged from Ian Fleming to Charles Darwin to Albert Einstein.
We didn’t think we deserved all the fun though – so we thought we’d ask you to take part in a little design competition. We’d love to see what you’d come up with for …Continue reading this article…
We’ve launched Letterheads, and now it’s time to design yours. Yay! If you’re not sure how to get started, never fear – we’ve asked some of our very own designers who helped create our lovely Letterheads to show you exactly how it’s done. MOO fans, meet Stephen, Sophia and Jaime. They’ve gathered together to bring you their top hints and tips on how to work your existing theme into a striking Letterhead. Over to the experts…
I want to design a Letterhead! Where do I start?
Letterheads are the perfect place to get creative with your brand, but they’re also a practical document too, so your design should complement your content rather than distract from it. …Continue reading this article…
A couple of weeks ago we asked you to have a little fun with type for #MOOTypeWeek by designing an image using only characters and symbols. We had lots of entries, ranging from intricate portraits to incredible wildlife,scenes. It’s fair to say, it made it hard for our team to pick a winner! Eventually, we managed…
So without further ado, our winner of the Design with Type competition is Stéphanie Gagnon, with her antlered friend:
This deer is beautifully laid out from the bottom of his chin to the tips of his majestic antlers. Simply done, but a more than worthy winner of a bit of MOOlah and a classy journal!
We wanted …Continue reading this article…
To celebrate Typography Week at MOO, we asked Luxembourg-born type designer Franz Jeitz to take us on his journey from Photoshop mess-arounder to professional-letterer – with some top tips for those of you who are type-curious!
My background is a bit unusual. Rather than studying arts or even graphic design I left uni with a masters degree in physics. But I was growing increasingly passionate about design – even an amateur skateboarder I was always intrigued by the deck designs and I used to play around with Photoshop when I was in a band.
Lettering, however, is a newfound passion and I am improving my skills daily. That’s the only way to get better at type, by the way – a lot …Continue reading this article…
As you may know by now, we’re big lovers of typography here at MOO. So when it came to decorating the latest MOO office in Boston with those extra touches to make it an even more special place to work (and visit!), it seemed like a no-brainer to us. So we picked some famous fonts and got to work spicing things up a little…
Our brainstorm sanctuary, Rockwell, is adorned with its namesake; the authoritative slab serif. It’s a room of inspiration, with IdeaPaint walls (so we can draw all over them) and a MOO Values wall, which means we finish meetings with heaps of concepts and epiphanies – all on brand of course!
The words on the wall give us inspiration …Continue reading this article…
Every designer has a favourite typeface. Or do they? When we asked our design team to give us the font they like to use and read the most, we received a variety of responses. Steve had to play a quick game of ‘eenie-meenie-miney-mo’ on his fingers to make up his mind; Anna went into a daydream-like daze and started murmuring about ampersands… and as for Felix, well!
Once we’d calmed them all down with a cup of tea and a slice of cake, (always does the trick) we managed to get slightly more coherent answers out of them.
Here are some MOO Designer font favourites below:
Steve – graphic designer
Anup – design director…Continue reading this article…
It may seem impossible to choose, but we know in your heart of hearts you have a favorite font.
Our design team has chosen some of the most popular and widely appreciated typefaces and now it’s up to you to decide who wins in their head-to-head battle. Just click your favorite to tweet your vote!
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