Top 5 Archive — 10

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Before our Tip 5 there was our Top 5. These are the archived pages from our 5 weekly hot tips from yesteryear.

1: Fairylike weird

Icinori is a duo of designers / visual artists / publishers from France. Their work is imaginative and has an unmistakable retro feel due to the aesthetics of the illustrations and the printing techniques used. Recently translated into Dutch by BoyCott books publishers.

2: Ohh hY  e  aH! !!

A day after Halloween, we’re still having a good time with a variation on probably the most beloved and most worn-out designer font in the world (this one): Hellvetica. “Kern in Hell” we read on the homepage and there is not a word of French. For the non-typophiles among us: in addition to the Dutch meaning of the word [Kern], there is also an English one. [To Kern] is the optical spacing of a font, the space between the individual letters in a word. And it is quite finished in this font. Download it here and send your designs straight to hell…

3: Shortcuts

A real occasion is never necessary to include Daniel Eatock in our Top Five Day list. It had to happen at some point. Eatock was trained as a graphic designer, but is above all an ironic man of ideas. You could say that Eatock is someone who tries to find the shortest path from idea to final form. This is refreshing in a time where hypes, trends and shape are still catching up with each other. And so it always feels a bit like a party to click around on his site. Or to watch one of his presentations on youtube. Disarming and a bit uncomfortable at the same time ; ).

4: WO I

The Great War hardly gets a paragraph of attention in most Dutch history books*, while the world was completely on fire between 1915 and 1918. And WWII appeals more to the imagination in Hollywood too. But it seems that will finally change at the end of 2019: Sam Mendes’ film 1917. The film follows in real time the story of two soldiers who have to deliver a message to a battalion in time, before they fall into a trap. An impressive achievement, judging from the making of!

*note: We have been proud and happy to work for the Dulce et Decorum publishing house for about ten years, which is fully committed to translating world literature from the time of WWI.

5: Perfect timing

Many people call this – rightly so – nerve-music. And to be fair, it’s not really the soundtrack to Kern’s studio life either. But this kind of music works amazingly well with these kinds of clips! So kudos anyway. Miraculously, the Lego train with the camera on it runs exactly on time. Would you like to take a look at the NS and ProRail? A bit related to this is the new clip from Battles – the band whose nerve music we sometimes play in the studio; after the first 30 seconds that are still nice, you can quietly click it away.