ON OUR RADAR THIS WEEK
1) A perfume inspired by Helvetica font
A creative collective based in Oakland, has created Helvetica: The Perfume. Inspired by the modernist font, the collective calls this product “the ultimate modernist perfume” with 24k gold printing on the bottle to make it look more exclusive.
2) 12 of today’s best living illustrators
In December, Taschen releases a book that celebrates this successful 1% of the illustration world: 100 Illustrators, a hefty two-volume collection of the biggest and boldest talents in the field today. The 100 artists featured here were culled from a pool of 600 that had contributed to Taschen’s Illustration Now! Series, which, since 2008, has been publishing the work of the world’s most exciting illustrators in sleek, full-color installments.
3) Tourism slogans from around the world
How do you sum up a country in three or four words? With difficulty, if these tourism slogans are anything to go by. Here’s a look at the phrases destinations around the world have used to try to persuade tourists to visit. From “Jamaica – Get All Right” and “”Latvia – best enjoyed slowly” to “Colombia – the only risk is wanting to stay”, view the full list collated by The Guardian newspaper here.
4) 18 insanely addictive font games via Mashable
Typography helps you engage your audience and establish a distinct, unique personality on your website. Knowing how to use fonts to build character in your design is a powerful skill, and exploring the history and use of typefaces, as well as typographic theory, can help. But it doesn’t have to be boring. Mashable has collated a selection of online and mobile font games to enable design professionals to expand their knowledge and identification skills.