Sites We Like: DSVC, Paul Rand, & Lev Berry
Great type is nothing less than great visual design. In this week’s sites we like, we’d like to tip our hats to the immense and vibrant visual design community that inspires us on a regular basis.
In operation for over 50 years, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications strives to support the professional pursuits of its thriving local community of visual designers, developers, writers, and others involved in marketing communications. The society’s well-organized website has a magazine-like feel, employing snappy FF Meta and its popular companion FF Meta Serif.
Dedicated to the life works of graphic designer Paul Rand, this namesake website is a delight to peruse. Abril takes center stage here, with Abril Display, Abril Fatface, and Abril Text used throughout for bold, dynamic headlines and intricate body text. Franklin Gothic URW lowers the volume a bit in navigation.
Graphic designer Lev Berry’s portfolio site is a little dizzying, but a lot of fun. We were especially enamored with some of his downloadable display fonts styled after old signage. Text on the site is set in Rooney, with Proxima Nova used in headers throughout.
That’s it for this week’s sites; share sites you like in the comments!