We like tiny things here on Friday Favourites, and we love Tanaka Tatsuya’s ‘Miniature Calendar’ project. Since 2011, Tatsuya has been creating miniature dioramas using everyday objects and adding them to a daily online calendar.
Thanks to Henriette S in our London office for finding this for us.
This week we came across several interesting font-based stories, which gave us the perfect opportunity to use an alliterative headline. First up was a Fast Company article about Daniel Britton. After being diagnosed with dyslexia, and feeling unsupported by his classmates and teachers at school, Britton decided to design a font to demonstrate the difficulties faced by dyslexic people when reading.
Not only did it help those around him understand his frustrations, it also landed him a job!
Read his story here.
It’s Nice That posted this lovely article on Doves Type; a typeface that, up until last year, was lost in the River Thames – a must-read for all font fans.
Find out more about this project and see more of the work on Clarke’s website.
We wanted to mention the #MissingType campaign in the UK, which has captured the imagination of many iconic British brands. In support of National Blood Week, the campaign has seen big brands and well-known names dropping the A, O and B letters (representing blood types) from their logos and communications in a bid to attract more people to donate blood. This is a simple yet clever way to tap into multiple audiences with a unified message.
Read more about the campaign on Design Week.
To finish off this week’s Friday Favourites, a “thank you” to Sue K from DB London for sharing this amazing photo album of creative sculptures and statues from around the world – enjoy!