May the Force (of Typography) Be With You


May the Force (of Typography) Be With You

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard the news that Disney recently bought Lucasfilm and are planning to release a new Star Wars Movie in 2015. Big news for Star Wars fans who have been speculating about potential writers, directors and the possible reappearance of beloved characters ever since the story broke. After the huge success of The Avengers, it’s fair to say that many people are eagerly anticipating what Disney will produce. After all, they can’t possibly do any worse than George Lucas with Episodes I – III, right? With Star Wars on the mind, we decided to post these incredible Star Wars Typographic Illustrations. Created by Matteo Civaschi of Italian advertising agency H-57 , three iconic characters; Darth Vader, Yoda [&hellip

Hidden Furniture: As if from nowhere...


Hidden Furniture: As if from nowhere…

Innovative furniture designer Orla Reynolds has launched her debut collection As if from nowhere. A space-saving solution that is both extremely functional and surprisingly good looking, the collection features a bookcase that plays host to a full set of dining room furniture. Four chairs and two tables (which fit together to create one dining table) slot into the bookcase seamlessly and are pulled out and used with minimal effort.  Photography by Mark Duggan The bookcase is made up of several individual blocks, which means it can be set up in a number of creative ways. This extra functionality allows the bookcase to work in even the smallest space

Johnny Toaster Presents: Motion Pictures


Johnny Toaster Presents: Motion Pictures

Johnny Toaster Presents: Motion Pictures is the latest in our series of exhibitions. Featuring iconic film posters re-imagined and re-designed by some of the South Coast’s most promising talent, the exhibition was launched in collaboration with Southampton Film Week (Oct 27th – Nov 4th). Each artist has selected one of their favourite movies, reinventing the original poster to promote the film in a new – and perhaps more interesting – way. Some of the artists involved in this exhibition are Ken Ilzuka, Matt Canning, Aaron Dawkins, Adam Moore and Johnny Toaster’s own Paul and Thomas Solomon. The exhibition is running until 27th January at The Cellar (formerly Soul Cellar), Southampton

America Revealed.


America Revealed.

These extraordinary CGI pictures are, in fact, infographics which show varying things about the united states using light. From transport and communication to power and population these images show all the little things which buzz away in the background, which we take for granted. From top to bottom these images show: This shows routes taken by pizzas delivered by bicycles on one Friday night in Manhattan. These lines show the  transportation of dead bodies. This shows population density the US. Shows wireless networks. These become even more impressive when seen as videos

Practice Makes Perfect.


Practice Makes Perfect.

We think it is all time for you to go out and practice your type designing skills, and to do this we present Type Cooker, which will randomly generate parameters for you to go out and get designing! You can find the Type Cooker here

Colour Theory.


Colour Theory.

In addition to our recent discovery of the infographic to help you pick typefaces, we have also discovered this quick reference chart to help you with your colour theory

Beyond Earth.


Beyond Earth.

Do you remember the old science fiction programmes of old which promised us the far flung planets of the solar system as holiday destinations. Stephen Di Donato certainly does: “After recently finding old science fiction magazines dating back from the 1980’s, it reignited my childhood memories of my curiosity of our solar system and of limitless imagination. I began researching heavily on NASA missions and came to the realization that the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s were exciting times for new discoveries, for real photographic images of planets and for limitless possibilities. This gave me the incentive to start a personal project named Beyond Earth.” See more of Stephen’s work at his website here

So You Need A Typeface...


So You Need A Typeface…

Sometimes even the best graphic designer struggle to decide which typeface to use. With this in mind we have discovered this infographic to help you make some decisions

Prop4g4nd4.


Prop4g4nd4.

Prop4g4nd4 is a Greek born designer / illustrator who studied in Manchester, but based in Thessaloniki. He has a wonderfully well defined style which deserved to be witnessed! See more at his website here

Euro 2012 Kits.


Euro 2012 Kits.

So we have gone a little Euro crazy here at Johnny Toaster, and one of the many topics of conversation have been the kits sported by each of the teams in this years tournament. So first of all lets start with the England kit, which we love. The typeface featured on this years kit, designed by Paul Barnes, is wonderful. The design of the typeface was intended to look quintessentially English, and took its inspiration from pub and shops signs from the 19th Century – this era was chosen because this is when football was first played on an international level. We are also very much loving the simplicity of the English kits, both home and away. And its for [&hellip