Typographer Sean Freeman‘s fascination with realistic detail manifests itself in his newest series of icy type treatments. Sean used physical molds to freeze the letters before dropping them into soda and photographing them with a camera poised to capture every last fragmented element. The result, pictured below, is the fruit of a highly technical labor […]
UK-based illustrator and typographer Sean Freeman was recently commissioned to design a cover fit for New York Times Magazine‘s annual health issue. Using a combination of photography and digital editing, Sean rendered “The Fountain of Youth” headline in such a way that, upon closer inspection, is extraordinarily subtle in aquatic detail. The health issue is on […]
In honor of The Criterion Collection‘s re-release of “All That Jazz,” Sean Freeman created a series of typographic pieces that will adorn the packaging of the Blu-Ray/DVD combination set. Sean used 3D rendering over his signature hyperreal style to illuminate some of the more dramatic themes in Bob Fosse’s 1979 film. His direction lends a modern flourish to film-noir […]
Sean Freeman is passionate about typography, much like the former foundry, Hoefler & Co.; a New York City design giant for over twenty years. As a designer, Sean consistently gravitates toward the unexpected by incorporating new techniques in his work. For an article in New York Magazine‘s latest issue, he took the Gotham typeface put on the map […]
Sean Freeman and creative producer Eve Steben went above and beyond on their latest project: a gig poster for The National. They gathered a few friends and a whole lot of plaster to arrive at a finished product that combines elements of sculpture and typography. “For this special creative commission, with their music in mind, we […]
Sean Freeman was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create this type treatment for the opener of their most recent cover story. Sean applied a wood-block texture to each letter, giving the work a completely custom, hand-crafted feel.
Sean Freeman created this intricate piece of typography for the November/December issue of Foreign Policy. Upon closer inspection, you’ll find a complex constellation of line work making up the number 100 in commemoration of 2013′s leading global thinkers.
Out on shelves and just in time for the winter season, Sean Freeman designed this beautiful set of snowboards for Rome’s Scandal collection. Thrilled to announce this collaboration, Sean writes, ”product design has a special place in my heart & designing snowboards has always been on top of the dream list.”
A Typography Tuesday special, here is a new series by Sean Freeman for Notegraphy- an app that allows users to customize the way they share text. “I wanted to create an alphabet using a simple aesthetic that communicates a feel that is at the same time dramatic, ethereal and pure – some kind of minimalist dreamscape. […]
Sean Freeman was commissioned by Another Planet Entertainment to create this retro-inspired gig poster for The Postal Service performances this past July at the Greek Theatre. Scroll below to see some of Sean’s light and color tests. “After seeing their new tour at both Primavea & in London, we were inspired by the linear light […]
Sean Freeman recently collaborated with photographer, Iain Crawford on this new series of personal work. Removing each athlete from his/her game-time environment, Sean’s splash work adds dimension and amplifies the energy of each image.
Artist Sean Freeman created the cover art for the novel Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, the sequel to King’s novel The Shining (1977). With Doctor Sleep, Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of The Shining, featuring the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining).
Another Planet Entertainment hired Sean Freeman to create this fun gig poster for Green Day’s show on April 16th at the Greek Theatre in LA. The juicy type stands out on a slate background and coheres seamlessly with the band’s vivacious sound.
Sean Freeman was assigned this March 11 cover of The New Republic. Sean’s headline illustration and type break up into little pixels, disintegrating and flowing away as a whirlwind representation of the World Wide Web.
Sean Freeman nailed the cover of Time Magazine’s March 4th issue. A special report addressing exorbitant medical expenses, Sean created a clean, sterile piece to fit the bill.
Typographer extraordinaire, Sean Freeman joined forces with 180 Amsterdam to create this series for the PlayStation Network. Each image is the intro for a GRTV trailer on PSN’s Gamereactor site.
This holiday season, Sean Freeman and the team at DDB are bringing big cheer to New York City’s bus stops and phone booths. Five New York Lotto installations are on display around Manhattan, each containing 1,800 light bulbs illuminating Sean’s typography. Click here to read Adweek’s write-up on the project.
Sean Freeman collaborated with the team at BJL to create this colorful TV spot for the Crown Paints “It’s Personal” campaign.