[1] Zebu
[2] Here Magazine, Chloe Scheffe
[3] Galapagos Typeface, Dimano
[4] Work by Press Room
[5] Pangram Pangram Type Foundry
[6] Work by Sulki and Min
[7] Book Book Studio
[8] Jena Myung
Zebu is a Berlin-based Illustration studio creating bright and bold illustrations in a geometric, abstracted style. Personally, I don't know much about illustration so I've been trying to learn more. I was excited when I came across Zebu because their distilled style really pushes the boundary between design and illustration.

Chloe Scheffe is a graphic designer focusing on editorial design. She's worked with clients such as the New York Times and Here Magazine [pictured]. I'm drawn to the way Scheffe uses color and imagery in her editorial design work, pairing the two together seamlessly while also incorporating beautiful typography.

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Dinamo's Galapagos typeface was a board game before it was a typeface. The original board game, which was composed of 15 x 15 cm cards each with one of nine unique line segments, was created in order to allow individuals to use the cards to create letterforms. Fast forward a couple of years and the game has evolved into a typeface available for purchase at Dinamo.

Press Room is a Seoul-based design studio focusing on all things print design, but also digital and physical spaces and influence from the founder's education in Oriental painting, sculpture and design. Much of their work explores design through the physical space, whether that's in the form of a printed book or a branding system that uses dimensional typography.

This week I discovered a type foundry called Pangram Pangram, which has fonts that are free for designers to download and try. The fonts are primarily display faces but range in style. One of my favorites is definitely Editorial New, it's slightly condensed style is really beautiful and unlike other typefaces I've been able to use in my work thus far.

Choi Sulki and Choi Sung Min are graphic designers working around Seoul, South Korea. The pair met at the Yale School of Art where they earned their MFA degrees and then worked together as researchers at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Their expressive work focuses on primarily on print design. I'm especially drawn to the way they use typography to express ideas in a simplistic yet playful manner.

Book Book Studio is a Berlin-based design studio. The focus of their work is on publications, websites, identities and ephemera. Using various printing methods and well-considered typography is key to their work. I'm drawn to the way they use the grid in their work that evokes a modern and simplistic style.

Jena Myung is a graphic designer who works with Alex Lin at Studio Lin in New York City. I really love her work and the way she uses simple typography to express complex ideas, especially in her project entitled Fringe Intermission [pictured].