4.29.2013

SharePractice launch

SharePractice launched today. Here is a write up about the app in TechCrunch. I developed the brand and built some icons (see video). Kudos to Charlie Waite on the user interface.







Art Direction by Bill Kenney

4.17.2013

Font Aid VI: Aster Affects

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck portions of the Caribbean, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern United States with a vengeance. Sandy was the largest Atlantic “superstorm” on record and is currently ranked as the second costliest Atlantic hurricane, surpassed only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.





In response, the Society of Typographic Aficionados organized Font Aid VI: Aster Affects — a project uniting the typographic and design communities to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy. The project theme was represented in a typeface consisting entirely of asterisks and other star-inspired symbols.

Font Aid VI: Aster Affects was released a few days ago. Go to The Society of Typographic Aficionado’s site to purchase Aster Affects for $20.





Here is the asterisk that I made.





Previous post I published about the process.

4.15.2013

Audree type system

This is Audree, designed by the fine folks at Typonine. 


Audree is type system with several hundred styles. Choosing between fifteen different serif shapes, two construction models, high or low contrast, and adding stencil or inline effects results in unique, expressive variations of Audree's letterforms.


Applying different parameters to same basic shapes isn't new, but Typonine.com's online application allows you to access each possible permutation and create your own version of Audree. The value isn't only aesthetic, but also didactic — by experimenting with serifs, construction and contrasts, one can learn how these variables affect the shape of the letter. Audree's many different, striking combinations make it a perfect fit for display purposes such as magazine headlines, logotypes or entire visual identity systems.
As Audree is a fully customizable font, we created a customized specimen system: each of the possible variations has its own unique poster, displaying the exact combination of shapes, styles and effects that created it.





Check it out here: Audree type system.

4.01.2013

Pictos

“The language of symbols is universal, unambiguos and intelligible in every region and culture. Featuring more than 500 outstanding artworks and individual characters by 100 international artists, this book is giving insight to the current trends in figurative design.


Pictos features a set of icons for Ted Todd Insurance.