Letterhead Fonts is one of my favorite font foundries. I've discovered gems ranging from old-style reproduction sign lettering to energized, modern brush scripts perfect for food packaging design. Their fonts are unique in their generous inclusion of alternates and bonus swashes and embellishments. The quality is always excellent and they're so much fun to work with.
A couple days ago when I was looking for fonts for my latest packaging design project, I checked out Letterhead's website. When the website came up on my screen I was totally taken aback by the astonishingly lavish new look (see before and after above). I had to compliment Chuck Davis (the man behind Letterhead Fonts) on the new look and he was kind enough to share some great behind-the-scenes info.
Firstly, the credit for the design goes to supertalent, Dave Smith. Dave completely hand-illustrated and rendered the header and footer for the web pages.
Continue for behind-the-scenes sketches and hand work, and more of the story behind this extraordinary website design.
Propaganda series paying cards by Theory 11 are uniquely engineered to military precision with
unsurpassed quality. They're an industrial spin on modern playing card design
with a best-in-class feel and finish. We tried them out and they are super-smooth! The finish on these cards is unlike what you might be used to - they glide one atop the other making them almost slippery, but excellent in the hands of a pro.
These cards were literally designed for magic tricks, so they are the ultimate quality and should stand up to some pretty heavy use. (See video below.)