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Friday Favourites

We’ll begin our Friday Favourites with a little illustration inspiration courtesy of Creative Bloq, who have profiled 32 up-and-coming illustrators this week. Here are some of our favourites:

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You can see the full list on Creative Bloq.

Our featured illustrators: Rosanna Tasker, Petra Eriksson, Mark Boardman, Nancy Liang (whose work we’ve previously shared on the blog) & Chris Wormell.

Accessible Type

Braille Neue is one of those things that you can’t believe doesn’t already exist. The kind of thing you wish you’d thought of. Created by Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi, Braille Neue is a brand new typeface that overlays braille onto English and Japanese characters, with the aim enabling braille to be used in more public spaces (its use is often limited due to space restrictions) and therefore allowing information to be accessed more easily by those with visual impairments.

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From practical applications such as street signs and directions, to opening up exhibits in museums and galleries to wider audiences, the potential uses for Braille Neue are endless.

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Find our more at brailleneue.com (we found the story on My Modern Met).

DB does 36 Days of Type

36 Days of Type is an annual challenge set by Graphic Designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea to creatives all over the world, encouraging them to create a letter of the alphabet or number each day for 36 days. This year’s started on 3rd April and several DB-ers have been participating on Instagram…

You can follow 36 Days of Type on Instagram, where they re-post their favourites each day.

Anthony Gormley x Fourth Plinth

Next up, a brilliant, funny, shocking, sad, uplifting, provactive (all of the emotions!) short film from Stephen Archbold, detailing artist Anthony Gormley’s ONE & OTHER project for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. In 2009, and set over the course of 100 consecutive days, Gormley’s idea was to put a different member of the public on the plinth for 1 hour at a time, 24 hours a day for the entire duration of the commission, allowing them to use the time and space to do as they pleased. As his website states, “It’s about people coming together to do something extraordinary and unpredictable.”

Found via swissmiss.

Friday Mixtape

And finally this week, a brilliant little playlist from our friends Studio Yukiko, who have curated the latest Friday Mixtape for It’s Nice That. Enjoy!

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