“Annihilation of Humanity”: The Superb Metal Bands Logo Design by Irina Voland

Do you like heavy metal as much as I do? If your answer is yes, then you’ll be impressed with these beautiful logos created by Irina Voland. Exellent lettering!

According to an artist: “My friends used to call me ‘Mods’. Prefix ‘Mod-‘ stuck to me because I like to modify, customize everything. The other bit is because the Moon is the black soul of night, i enjoy silence and stillness of the night. The Moon is near the Earth, but still far away – I can relate to that.”

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“I’ve always been looking for something special – dark, mystic, melancholic, even before I’ve got into art and subcultures. So i’ve decided to do my own thing, that connects my passion for music with drawing as my job.

I’m into graphic arts since 2004, after i quit working with PC hardware in my youth. Earlier years I used to work with german, swedish, british and american studios to get expericence and reliable name, very few of them were about dark design, most jobs were fashion and entertainment related. Though i don’t regret doing it because it gave me the experience i needed. Nowdays i prefer to have more freedom rather than being tied up with contracts. I manually draw lettering art like name tattoos, band or artist logos, personal emblems and monograms.

I want to make artworks more interesting, not like soulless “neutral style” corporate designs. I prefer more artistic, atmospheric designs. I like giving soul to my lettering art, making it speak, tell a story maybe.”

“Music is my passion, basically avantgarde and progressive Black Metal, Doom, Dark Ambient, Prog/Alternative Rock. The older i become the more genres i embrace, i catch myself listening to lots of Blues Rock and Darkjazz lately. My favourite bands are Anathema, Agrypnie, Paradise Lost, VAST, Nocte Obducta, Khold, Diary of Dreams, Behemoth, Nyktalgia, Satyricon, Desiderii Marginis, Hypnogaja, Black Lab, Anorexia Nervosa, Nortt, Antimatter, Godsmack, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch. Music and Art is my lifestyle, the blood in my veins, the air i breathe.”








































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/annihilation-of-humanity-the-superb-metal-bands-logo-design-by-irina-voland/

Artist Makes Soft and Syrupy Typography Visuals that Flow and Mutate

It’s easy to get lost in the constant stream of visuals we are surrounded by daily. This visual fatigue can either be a challenge or an inspiration for visual artists — offering a thrilling opportunity to explore new styles and technologies.

Russian artist Elena Mosyakina aka NXCSS works with what she describes as “hybrid layers”: graphics made from everything at once including fonts, drawings, and visual effects. The result is ironic and gloomy at the same time, with visual nods both to sci-fi world and heavy metal typography. As a digital native, NXCSS borrows and marries disparate styles and influences, while striving to create her own unique style relevant to pop culture in Russia and globally, too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-makes-soft-and-syrupy-typography-visuals-that-flow-and-mutate/

French Graphic Designer Exploring Limits of The Relationship Between Humans and Technologies Through Our Body

“I am a graphic designer who tries to question the relationship between human beings and technology and to show the impact that technology can have on our bodies, our minds and our social relationships. I am also interested in the question of death and the impact that the immortality that technology will offer us can have on our human nature.” – Tokyoflesh.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/french-graphic-designer-exploring-limits-of-the-relationship-between-humans-and-technologies-through-our-body/

Illustrations, Lettering and Typographic Design by Huston Wilson

Huston Wilson produces work under the name Hust. Having grown up in the community of Eldorado Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a self-taught Designer, with focus on Typography, Lettering and Illustration.


I’m Huston Wilson, also known as Hust. I’m a self-taught lettering artist and graphic designer living in Johannesburg, South Africa. I fell in love with art at the age of six and enjoying the journey.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/illustrations-lettering-and-typographic-design-by-huston-wilson/

Experimental Typography and Graphic Design by Wanwai Shum

Rotterdam-based graphic designer Wanwai Shum first spoke to us back in 2019 when still studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven in Rotterdam.

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Now graduated, she proudly works as a visual designer at Studio Dumbar, a studio she happily describes as her “dream team,” and a life goal achieved. “It was a huge changing point of my life as well as my design practice,” she tells It’s Nice That.

“Because of this, I am very grateful that more cultural projects have reached me, and I have the chance to develop more works with experimental typography.” Wanwai’s typographic work has always been excellent, sharp, and crazily creative. It’s what drew us to her a few years back.

Now, her sights are set on visualising the differences between Chinese typography and Latin letters, in what she calls a “sensitive and emotional” design language. “Besides this, I keep my personal projects questioning current society,” she adds. “For me, discussion among the audience becomes more important than the artist’s statement.”



































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/experimental-typograhy-and-graphic-design-by-wanwai-shum/

This Artist Draws Using Only Letters and Numbers on Old Typewriters

It started in 2014 with the purchase of a vintage 1956 Oliver Courier typewriter. Now 7 years, 35 typewriters, and nearly 100 works of art later, James Cook is a bonafide typewriter artist.

James draws his inspiration from artist, Paul Smith, 1921-2007; a Philadelphia-born typewriter artist who suffered severe cerebral palsy his entire life. Smith produced intricately-detailed drawings that are stamped with thousands of letters, numbers and punctuation marks. The control and precision of the mechanical typewriter helped Smith through his cerebral palsy to produce a portfolio of work spanning nearly 70 years.

He also adds that he is able to do larger drawings by hot pressing together sheets of paper and that each drawing cam take between a week and month to complete.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-artist-draws-using-only-letters-and-numbers-on-old-typewriters/

“Honey and the Duality of Everything”: The Design Experiments of Tabitha Swanson

Tabitha Swanson is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary designer, filter creator and creative technologist hailing from Canada. Her designs create a surrealist dreamscape with her avatar design taking influence from sci-fi video game characters.

A considerable amount of Swanson’s recent output has come in the form of 3D design and Instagram filters but this has not always been the case. As a multifaceted creative, Swanson opened her own marketing agency shortly after graduating. After moving to Berlin, she realised that she wanted to have more creative input over the material she was creating. She consequently decided to try her hand at a variety of vocations that included creative strategy, fashion, art direction, UX and UI design. Her wide-ranging repertoire has allowed her to develop a similarly diverse roster of collaborators including Mercedes Benz, Taylor Swift, Nike and most recently Adidas.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/honey-and-the-duality-of-everything-the-design-experiments-of-tabitha-swanson/

The New Aesthetic of Graphic Design and Typography by Daan Rietbergen

Daan Rietbergen is an Utrecht based independent graphic designer and artist specialized in visual identity, poster design and typography.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/the-new-aesthetic-of-graphic-design-and-typography-by-daan-rietbergen/

“Exodar”: The Superb Dark Graphic Design Experiments of Tom Arena

Tom Arena is an allround creative from Geneva, Switzerland. He’s mostly known for his motocross and rave influenced graphic design work on Instagram.

“An artist who likes to explore different approaches to graphic design and walk the corridors of the mind,” he describes himself.

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“Ever since I was a child i’ve had this urge for drawing. Basically, I wanted to become an automotive designer. However, somewhere halfway art school the swiss federation did not recognise this education anymore. We suddenly changed our education against our will. After this we all became graphic designers, even though that was not what we signed up for. I had a lot of trouble doing this, because we were trained to make graphics in a “swiss” style which is very sober and refined. I hated it and i was the worst designer of my class. After that, I started out my Instagram account, experimented and here I am now,” he told Dreadlabs.


































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/exodar-the-superb-dark-graphic-design-experiments-of-tom-arena/

Jess Ebsworth Wants Her Trippy Illustrations to “Transport You to Somewhere New and Exciting”

From posters for a cult ramen supper club to creating “The Garden of Weeden”, the illustrator tells us about her dreamy briefs.

“A lot of the time it is pretty spontaneous- I usually start with creating a few initial concepts which will be loose and probably subject to change a little! Once I’m happy with the idea, I’ll begin the making of the image by roughly mapping out into illustrator to get an idea of layout and how the composition looks on the page. If I have more time for a project or I want there to be more detailed elements I draw everything out on paper first until I’m happy with the composition and then recreate that on screen in illustrator. Generally I will have an idea of colour straight away so I can then work into the shapes and add depth using the gradient mesh tool. I will always end up tweaking the layout and things always look different once they’re on screen so that last bit will often take just as long as figuring out the initial concept,” she told Evermade.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/jess-ebsworth-wants-her-trippy-illustrations-to-transport-you-to-somewhere-new-and-exciting/