Category Archives: Typography

baa! Black Sheep’s second T-shirt. Now available to buy from teepay.com

Black Sheep‘s second T-shirt ‘baa!’ is now available to buy from teepay.com.
Available in both Pine & Ketchup.

Buy it now!…. Pleeeeaaase.

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Black Sheep is a creative agency, smack dab in the bleating heart of Cardiff Bay – nothing wooly about that!
Providing strategic and creative thinking: Advertising Campaigns, Branding & Logo Design, Direct-Marketing, Brochures & Graphic Design through to Print Buying to clients in Cardiff, South Wales.

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Dingbats comes of age

FF Dingbats™ 2.0

Designed back when Zapf Dingbats were the only symbols in font form, the FF Dingbats package was the first to illustrate modern communication, with some 800 images and icons of faxes, ISDN, disks, and keyboards. But the face of the tech world has changed significantly since the early ’90s. Floppy disks and cassette tapes have gone the way of the dinosaurs. So Johannes Erler and Henning Skibbe have revisited FF Dingbats, redesigning it for the new modern age of flat panels and iPhones®.

What else is new in FF Dingbats 2.0? The style and finish of the pictograms is now consistent with today’s stylistic vocabulary. Arrow and number fonts have been reworked and extended. All symbols have been sorted into clear categories and the “Strong Forms” font includes the most needed symbols with simpler, bolder lines. Also new in 2.0: quickly add color fills via an OpenType-powered layering feature. All this makes FF Dingbats 2.0 a state-of-the-art font package again and the largest collection of contemporary symbols and icons for office communication.

» Learn more at FFDingbatsFont.com

Download Free Font (300 KB)
The free FF Dingbats 2.0 Sampler font contains a selection of icons from all 12 fonts, including layer effects.

free stuff

 

Revalo Classic Regular is one part of an 8-piece contemporary sans serif family from London studio Identikal. Try it for free.

// Download Revalo Classic Regular

You little Tinka™

 

Joachim Müller-Lancé of Typebox claims he was not under the influence of crop circles, Caspian folklore embroidery, or voodoo electronics when he created this font. He simply felt “a slight buzz and an urge to tinker with shapes”, hence the name “Tinka”.

// Download Tinka

Another win

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council have just appointed us to create a brand identity and marketing materials for a new project called ‘Take pART’. An Arts based initiative which aims to increase participation in the arts and inspire and engage the local communities in the arts and cultural life of the County Borough.

Black Sheep took part in a 4-way creative pitch, in which, Cultural Services Arts Development Officer, Caroline Cowles said, ‘The Take pART Steering Group met yesterday to discuss the tenders received and your proposed ideas met the key aspects of our design brief’.

Look out for the results here over the coming weeks.

Flemish Script giveaway!


This month’s giveaway is Flemish Script, an ornate roundhand with looped ascenders and flourished capitals generously donated by Bitstream. For a similar script that shows the rough edge of the pen, see Anglia from PSY/OPS.

// Download Flemish Script

F*@#in’ Good

Try a slice of Łukasz Dziedzic’s massive FF Good family. Sturdy, legible, and absolutely free.

// Download FF Good™ Wide Light