I Love Typography

Deck Playing Cards

Available from UK-based hat-trick design. Via CreativePro.

Blazing

A new limited edition print by Seb Lester I’m proud to present ‘Blazing’, my new limited edition print. This piece is released exclusively through POW who sell the work of some extremely talented and well known artists including Banksy and Antony Micallef. For anyone who might be interested I thought I’d offer a little background […]

Type Matters

ILT in Tokyo On May 19, I’ll be in Tokyo to talk about type. I’ll be discussing where letters come from, the history of typography, why typography matters, and how we can all create better typographic pages.

Gerrit Noordzij on drawing

From Type Media. Via @letterror

A few things I’ve learned about typeface design

By Gerry Leonidas Teaching on a postgraduate course feels very much like a spiral: the annual repetition of projects, each a vehicle for a journey of education and discovery for the student, blurs into cyclical clouds of shapes, paragraphs, and personalities. There seems to be little opportunity for reflection across student cohorts, and yet it […]

Creative Review redesign

Though I’ve yet to see it in the flesh, I like the look of Creative Review’s redesign. Everything from logo through type, format, & guts.

Stencil lettering

An absolute must-read: James Mosley’s Lettres à jour: public stencil lettering in France. Via @kupfers

The type we want

Jonathan Snook at MIX10:

iPhone, iFont

An alphabet created from 540 iPhone apps:

Process Type Foundry

Gets a new web site

Emigre No. 70, the Look Back Issue

Reviewed by James Puckett In 1983 Rudy VanderLans, Zuzana Licko, Marc Susan, and Menno Meyjes began Emigre, a magazine about “…the global artist who juggles cultures, travels between them, and who is fluent in the cultural symbols of the world. An émigré.”[1] Early issues meandered through essays, interviews, fiction and poetry. VanderLans directed wild layouts […]

Stanley Morison

Fleurons & the Monotype Recorder Original article in Spanish [English via Google translate]. Flickr set.

Ditoria

via @brainpicker

Colosseo

A beautiful new letterpress print from Cameron Moll:

The book & the iPad

Some interesting concepts from Penguin: The Penguin blog. via apolaine

Alex Trochut

The Decemberistss poster by Alex Trochut: via typojar

Font Haus

Marginal Notes Font Haus launches a nicely redesigned site:

Cieszyn Print Library

Marginal Notes Some more from the Incunabula: via Paul Hunt on WLT.

Incunabula

Marginal Notes A lovely set of photos of books from the Incunabula [1], from the University of Glasgow Library. Note the hand below the marginal notes. Incunabula explained.

Gráfica Fidalga: Printing Days

Marginal Notes by Henrique Nardi.

The library of the Gutenberg Museum

By Dan Reynolds I. Introduction Large or small, letters seem to inhabit their own universe. Re-arrangeable in any combination, they can spell out all conceivable messages, be they poetic, bureaucratic, or anything in between. But sometimes a text is just about its letters themselves, not an object to be read, but one to be looked […]

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