This week we gave TypeEd the keys to the car over at Design Envy, AIGA’s designer-curated blog, and were pleased by how they extended their “mission to educate designers on the fundamentals of typography” with daily lessons in the finer points of type design. Consider us schooled. Take a look at what we learned:

Corey Holms designs the SOTA Typography Award
“As Fiona Ross stood onstage at the 2014 TypeCon in Washington D.C. to accept the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) Typography Award, she gasped at the sight of the stunning object she was handed. We did, too…(more)”


La Vittoria, gastronomic event branding by lg2boutique
“La Vittoria is an annual gastronomic event held at Montreal’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel to fundraise for a different charity each year. Of course, we wanted to eat up the identity as soon as we saw it…(more)”


Archangels bicycle playing cards, illustrated by Ginger Monkey
“One day we went on an internet shopping spree for objects adorned with whatever caught our eye. We ended up with eight decks of playing cards from Theory11 and three T-shirts from Hook & Irons. When the packages arrived, we realized we had just gotten an eye-popping shipment of Tom Lane’s fascinating artwork…(more)”


Worth magazine’s lush design, by Dean Sebring
“Hold an issue of Worth in your hand and you might never let go. From a front cover graced with spot varnishes on geometric illustrations to pages printed on toothy, uncoated paper (that feels like you’re turning pages of currency), you can tell that a lot of expertise and effort has been put into the design of this magazine…(more)”

Quiosco, a high-performance typeface by Cyrus Highsmith
“Nothing pleases us more than laying out body copy with a typeface that works extremely well. Like a good car, we tend to favor ones that have a winning balance of beauty, rugged handling and come packed full of features…(more)”