Retired fan maker John Brooker was bored with his plain hedge in East Rudham, Norfolk, and so he decided to shape it into something more interesting. Note to self: it takesaround 10 yearsto sculpt a hedge into a 100 foot long dragon.
With extreme dedication and precision, Brooker used hedge clippers to sculpt six legs, a large head with pointy teeth, scales, and wings into what was once a simple, rectangular row of shrubbery. He spends three days every two to three weeks taming the overgrowing beast and has to climb up a pair of 6-foot-high ladders to reach the top.
Sean Coady from Edmonton Alberta made Kalopsia Slab to celebrate one year since the début of his typography career and to show his third released typeface. The bold version is free to download, the regular and light version are $5.99 and the family is $9.99. Use Kalopsia for Logo art, vintage posters or instead of an uppercase Courier.
PancakeBot is a machine that Miguel Valenzuela made for his daughters Lily and Maia out of LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO bricks and two ketchup bottles. He has since toured Maker Faires around the globe, hoping to inspire kids to get into engineering and programming as he shares different pancake designs. Above, this seahorse pancake.
Valenzuela has also made a new open source PancakeBot. It will debut at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 17, 2014:
Densia Sans is an economic sans serif, designed font by Harbor Type to be used in sizes from 6 to 14 points. Its x-height and narrow width make it shine whenever there’s very limited space.
Benefits are not only it’s space-saving, but it also features a complete set of 820 glyphs, including small caps, case-sensitive forms, proportional and tabular figures, superiors, inferiors, and fractions. Supporting 60 different languages you can use it for commercial and personal projects.
This week we spotted Side by Side the branding and creative agency from Steel City, Sheffield. They are doing a real hard and extreme inspirational type fight every week since one year now. They found over the last year that client briefs can occasionally be restricted by timescales and budgets, so they came up with Side vs Side. Rather than working together, we’re working against each other. Think Rocky vs Apollo Creed, Tyson v Holyfield & Kayne West vs anyone with a camera. The rules are simple but hard:
The Cat Has a Hat is a font inspired by Dr Seuss and it’s playfulness. Lukee Thornill, designer from London wanted to make one that was fun, playful but not childish. So he spent a weekend painting over 1,500 letters, numbers and symbols over and over again in hopes that once he has scanned them in he would be able to piece together a brush font. The result after a long editing process is a cool handmade lettering font which you can use for diy projects, crazy postcards and flyers. Enjoy it!