Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category

Directories

02Nov08

Last week, Michael Twyman showed us his collection of directories: books such as early phone directories and lists of world publications. This is the 1943 French street directory. Over 3,000 pages, including yellow pages advertising. Imagine that being thrown over your front fence! Note the printed advertising on the page edges. This book was very […]


Selection from the first Michael Twyman class… can’t wait for next week.


First day at university today and look what I found: It’s the actual replica made on the Stephen Fry documentary from the BBC (you can watch it at the link). I am hoping it will be staying at the university and I will get to use it. We will get to do some letterpress work […]


Font Conference

19Aug08

A slightly amusing pastiche of classic heroes and villains dressed up as common fonts. Thnx Surfstation


This flyer was allegedly given out at the Cannes Film Festival to promote the new Oliver Stone biopic of George W. Bush. Although the design uses a rather tired dictionary metaphor to present “Bushisms“, it is refreshing to see a purely typographic approach to film promotion. It’ll never get general release! Thanks Crikey and IonCinema


Collage work

13Apr08

I very much like the collage poetry work of British artist Chris Kenny. This piece is entitled Recipe, and uses found pieces of text mounted on pins to construct a narrative. See more of his work on the England & Co gallery site. Via Thriving Too.


A old post on Ping Mag looks at the beauty of modern Iranian typography. I have probably posted on this before, but it so inspires me as a writing form that I want to post about it again and again. On the site they explain a little the difference between Arabic and Farsi script: The […]


This new tool from FontShop allows you to build your own font from geometrical shapes. It’s just a beta version at the moment, but I had a play over the weekend and created my own font for a flyer I am designing for a friend’s bar, and it was super easy and quite a lot […]


More fonts

25Mar08

Bree from Type Together is quite lovely, if you are looking for a modern yet friendly sans serif… via Type Neu.


I don’t agree with this list entirely, but for those who are really struggling to make some good font choices, this list of “60 Brilliant Typefaces for Corporate Design” might point you in a good direction. I just bought the whole package of Museo, the third one down. Three of the weights are free. Via […]



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