Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

Bernard Series 1227

I wrote about Bernard’s beautiful cycling kit a few years ago, and now they’ve released a new design with the Series 1227.

The series includes short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, wind vest and arm warmers, and are all made in Italy.

Founder and designer, Brandon Sincock, explains the design:

The new kit is an evolution of the original design – working with similar elements, and a shared design sensibility, but further exploring layering & the overlapping of elements as they wrap around the body, and transition from front to back. As well, color and typography are always key elements in our designs, and the way the designs play within the context of a rider’s unique position on the bike.

I’m a cyclist, and it’s hard to find clothing that is really well designed, and functional. Looks like Bernard is on the right track.

The great photography is by Jordan Clark Haggard.

Site Tweaks

Hey folks, I made some changes to the site, the biggest being the typeface. The site is now set in Lexia, a clean slab serif by Ron Carpenter for Dalton Maag. I’m a sucker for a nice slab serif, and Lexia is easy to read.

I also applied some color, using a dark blue as the primary, and I did some minor visual clean-up.

Enjoy.

Italia ’76 Stamp

Italia '76 Stamp

A quick weekend post.

Blair Thomson shared this wonderful stamp designed by Luciano M. Boschini. It’s part of the Font Sunday at Design Museum, hosted by House of Illustration.

Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

In the late 70s, Haas Type Foundry commissioned Team?’77 to create a new sans-serif that combined the great qualities of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk. They came up with Unica, which was released in 1980.

Working from prints of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk, the trio identified, compared and evaluated the finest of details, creating a new-generation sans-serif that eliminated the imperfections of its predecessors. “Unica was designed to be different,” said André Gürtler; “sharper than Helvetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.”

Because of legal disputes, Unica has never been available as a digital typeface. Now it is.

Monotype has just released Neue Haas Unica, a full digital set designed by Toshi Omagari. It is also available as a webfont.

Great to see classic typefaces getting a fresh new life in the digital age.

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts Identity

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin has recently design this new identity for The University for the Creative Arts in England, that is based on the simple stencil. The identity will be applied to stationery, website, print, motion graphics, signage, and environmental graphics.