Sunday Type: lettercult type

Type & Lettering

I will begin with a recently launched web site, LetterCult. Thanks to regular link contributor Peter van Impelen, I’ve had the pleasure to read this fine blog. There are already interviews with Mark Simonson and the wonderful Gemma O’Brien of Write Here Right Now fame.

LetterCult focuses on lettering rather than type. However, the disticntion is often blurred. For example here on ilovetypography, I have type, lettering, signage and even type- and lettering-inspired artworks. However, ilovetypographyandletteringandsignageetc.com is a little ungainly.

LetterCult is our attempt to highlight artists & designers doing remarkable work with Custom Letters. This group includes type designers, letterers, sign painters, graffiti artists, stone carvers, calligraphers, poster artists, and graphic designers. Just people. Who make letters.

Anyway, LetterCult is definitely one to subscribe to.

Really like this installation by Sebastian Lemm:

Wonderful glass type sculpture by Oskar Wrango:

Typographic sculpture by Andy Mangold, built with 200 square-section wood dowels:

If you enjoyed my previous post, Friday Flickr Found Type, then you might also enjoy this:

Tell me where that “R” is—I’m going to steal it. Though, technically, it might not be stealing; it does look rather forlorn—I’d be rescuing it. Take a look at Allan’s web site too.

Get your sticky mits on the new 18-month Field Notes Calendar:

This week’s letter star

Black Italic k from Newzald. Love it:

Newzald black italic

New fonts

What do Jean François Porchez and Louis Vuitton have in common? Well, besides them both being French icons, they now have something else in common:

vuitton persona

Porchez Typofonderie’s Vuitton Persona typeface for Louis Vuitton Malletier. Though to have a piece of this typeface, you’ll need to buy a bag, as it’s for the exclusive use of LV.

Linocut from Mark Andrew Webber:

Sunday links

Behold! Ligatures in Flash 10!—thanks, Andre.
50 film posters from Poland—thanks, haraya.
Samantha Hahn, hand lettering
H&FJ looking for a graphic designer
Contrast and Meaning
Vector drawing mistakes—a good lesson
Creative Suite 4 (CS4) fonts
Airport signage
Letterpress printing resources
60 inspiring concert posters
Jason Santa Maria on conference badge design
Peter Biľak on the L-caron

Bag some Didone?

Looks like Didoni URW to me. Anyone else?

Via swiss miss. And talking of swiss miss, did you notice the logo change?

From Barcelona, wood block prints from the deft hand of Valeria Brancaforte:

Always been a fan of John D. Berry’s book design. This one is a simple, no-nonsense treatment that works really well:

To save space, I’ve cropped the above cover; you can view it in full here.

I guess divorce lawyers have to look on the lighter side:

Reminds me of my own idea for pre-perforated wedding photos. For more great business cards, see the Flickr Business Cards group.

Perhaps we’ve all made the odd letter out of a receipt or scrap of paper; can’t say I’ve ever completed the alphabet. Ipsum Planet did for Neo2 magazine:

Would be interesting to see these outlines digitized. Thanks, Peter.

Some tongue in cheek from Yee-Haw Industries:

Via Jon Tan (twitter).

Today’s type

From Anderson Maschio, this little fatty called Chumbitos:

fonts: chumbitos

Don’t you just want to squeeze its cheeks! And it’s only $5.

Can’t think of a suitable comment for this one:

font fail

Coming up

Finally finished writing my piece on combining sans serif and serifed types. Hope to publish that midweek, if I can get my hands on a couple of missing fonts I need for specimens. Then I’ll publish the third quarter installment of 15 Great Examples of Web Typography. If you find something that you think is worthy of inclusion, then tell me about it.

I mentioned today the black italic k from Newzald. Do you have your own favourite individual letters?

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