Typography, calligraphy and lettering

United by Typography: Discover 5 Inspiring Projects from the Community on the 36 Day of Type

The 36 Day of Type is an annual event that captivates the creative community and typography enthusiasts. Throughout 36 intense days, people worldwide share unique projects that challenge the boundaries of letters and numbers.

It's a gathering filled with inspiration, learning, and collaboration, where the magic of typography is more present than ever on social media, and connection among enthusiasts and experts of this fascinating discipline is encouraged.

Its tenth edition was celebrated this year between April 10th and May 15th. For this reason, we are sharing five standout projects from the community in various calls. Discover the diversity and creativity that have defined this annual event. Dive into the world of typography and let yourself be inspired!

36 Days of Type Logo
36 Days of Type Logo


36 days of type 10th by DSORDER (@dsorder)

We begin with the collection of numbers created by Martí Serra, where he presents a unique approach based on an ambigram, allowing the numbers to be read when rotated and playing with shapes and symmetry.

The chromed metallic finishes add an extra touch of elegance. The creative process starts with sketches on paper and then moves to the digital environment using Illustrator to create simple and clean shapes. Finally, the process is completed in 3D, where volumes, lighting, and metallic finishes are achieved, along with the complex interconnection of the shapes.

The result is a captivating and visually striking collection of numbers, showcasing Martí Serra's skill and artistic talent at its best. Martí has a fantastic course on Domestika where he teaches you this finish in digital airbrushing: Illustration with Digital Airbrushing.

36DAYSOFTYPE 10th Edition by DSORDER
36DAYSOFTYPE 10th Edition by DSORDER


36 Days of Type by Mat Voyce (@matvoyce)

In his fifth year participating in the 36 Days of Type, Mat decided to do something special. He animated his favorite typefaces, named in honor of each day's letter, rather than using an illustrative style. He was invited as a special contributor for 'Day 22 - V' and used the 'Vektra' font. In addition, he teamed up with Dom from Tone Test Studio, who created a custom soundtrack for his project.

36 Days of Type by Mat Voyce
36 Days of Type by Mat Voyce


36 characters of type by Zinkete (@zinkete)

We present a fun project from the 36 Days of Type that transports you to a three-dimensional world. In this project by Zinkete, each letter comes to life through 3D characters, each symbolizing its concept. It's sure to surprise you.

Discover how these 3D letters bring imagination to life and invite you to explore the diversity of shapes and concepts in the world of typography.

36 characters of type by Zinkete
36 characters of type by Zinkete

36 Tools for 36 Days of Type by João Varela (@joaoistyping)

In his participation in the 36 Days of Type with this project, Joäo broke the rules and traditional styles of contemporary calligraphy.

To create a unique alphabet, he used unconventional tools, such as toothpicks, bath sponges, fingers, and even a water gun. Each letter results from a different and surprising experience, demonstrating how new tools can shape new writing styles.

If you want to investigate this technique, in his Domestika course Creative Calligraphy: Find Your Style with a Sketchbook, Joäo will teach you the basics of traditional calligraphy and how to reinvent it,.geometric strokes to more elaborate lettering

36 Tools for 36 Days of Type by Joäo Varela
36 Tools for 36 Days of Type by Joäo Varela


36 days of type by Eduardo Morgan (@eduardo_morgan)

Eduardo Morgan has carried out a fascinating project using Adobe Fresco, in which the shapes of the letters seem to emerge as paint strokes with a stunning volume effect. Each letter takes on a life of its own with an artistic appearance that evokes brushstrokes and textures that float in space.

Eduardo's talent and skill to merge digital art with the expressiveness of painting achieve a visually captivating and authentic result. This project is a clear example of Eduardo Morgan's artistic mastery and creative passion in his work. If you want to learn from his technique, you can do so by signing up for this course: Digital Lettering in Photoshop: Vivid Colors and Reflections.

36 days of type by Eduardo Morgan
36 days of type by Eduardo Morgan

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