The three from this out of circulation Russian three ruble note caught my attention for it’s ornamentation and nested roman numerals. I separated out the three and placed it against a black background to call closer attention to the form.
• The story behind the typographic puzzles of the Da Vinci code.
New Letters and Lettering features amazing hand lettering designed by Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring. Published in 1943, this book served as a practical field manual for professional sign painters. This sample is categorized as “Old Fashioned Upper Case” and is one of numerous beautiful examples.
Mopa is a design and illustration group located in the Brazilian capital, Brasília. A visit to their website reveals an especially cheery approach with phrases like “Mopa believes in the good side of things.” Their portfolio is overflowing with a vivid 1980s color palette punctuated by CMYK. The font Lameira was inspired by Brazilian truck [...]
TypeCon is the annual type convention run by the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA). TypeCon is a reasonably priced design conference held in North America featuring many of the most respected names in type design, graphic design and education. This year TypeCon is being held in Atlanta from July 14-19 and “Rhythm” is the theme.
The replacement and erosion of hand painted signs in public spaces has become an increasingly common phenomenon. In an effort to document these typographic treasures before they disappear forever, Mark Spurgeon of Christchurch, New Zealand began taking photographs of the signs he encountered in New Zealand and Australia. Mark recently launched Preserve as an online [...]
Jessica Hische has just unveiled her new letterpressed business cards, a first-rate combination of printing and design. Jessica has framed her self identity logo with an ornamental border since her work was previously featured on Type Theory, which works extremely well in letterpress.
• Andy Cruz of House Industries is interviewed by Grain Edit.
Sanna Annukka is a half Finnish/half English illustrator and printmaker working in London for the agency Big Active. She graduated with BA hons in Illustration from the University of Brighton in July of 2005. Her work is inspired by her time spent in Finland as a child and the reknown Kalevala Finnish collection of folklore [...]
Alex Trochut is a freelance designer living in Barcelona, Spain who loves combining type and illustration. Alex creates work that is both experimental and solid in execution. With superb draftsmanship he brings an array of concepts to life. Several of his typographic posters are available for purchase through his website. The Hyper Spectrum poster shown [...]
• For the first time Porchez Typofonderie is selling select fonts in single weights.
• Creative Review commissions a hand lettered Mumbai taxi for their April type & typography issue.
Mehmet Gözetlik works as the Creative Director for Antrepo Design, the company he co-founded in 2008 along with Handan Akbudak in Istanbul, Turkey. Previously, as a Senior Art Director for Zebra Design, he worked for several prominent western clients including Nike, Camper and Tommy Hilfiger. Mehmet graduated in 2008 with a MFA in Visual Communication [...]
In 1939 as Art Deco was ending and the United States was beginning to recover from the Great Depression, this ad for Real Silk Hosiery ran in The Saturday Evening Post. The calligraphic brushwork of the capital “R” and “S” reference the cachet of silk garments worn by ancient Chinese royalty, while the remaining letterforms [...]
Louise Fili Ltd. recently launched a new website, and it wasn’t a moment too soon. In recent months the blog of Jessica Hische, a prolific designer for Louise Fili, has been the best window into the world of the firm’s work. The new website is more comprehensive and accessible replete with a case studies section [...]
Minneapolis, Minnesota is a haven for outstanding graphic design firms specializing in print. CSA Design, Duffy & Partners, Haley Johnson, Sharon Werner, Laurie DeMartino, Capsule, Design Guys & Wink are all located in Minneapolis. Two previous designers for CSA, Joel Templin and Jason Schulte, now run two of San Francisco’s most renown firms (Hatch and [...]