Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Type Leather Bag by Assouline

I'm in love with this type leather bag collaboration between Assouline and Cole Haan. It has the Didot typeface embossed upon it! (via notcot)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Modern" Alphabets

Because Kent Henderson had insomnia and a scanner, we get to relish these olde ornamental alphabets. (via chris glass)

10 best typeface design of 2008

A selection of the 10 best typeface design of 2008 ! (via cpluv)

Yulia Brodskaya

Innovative and stunning paper-cut illustrations of Yulia Brodskaya, graphic designer and illustrator from Russia. (via swissmiss)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Daren Newman's poster

Very nicely done poster from UK based designer, illustrator and typographer Daren Newman. Ever Stopped is a limited edition A2 glow in the dark screen printed poster.

Ampersand pillow

Now you can have your favorite typographic symbol right next to you on your couch! (via

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Type trumps

via Brand DNA


I got to this video via Design Observer, but the first commenter on the Youtube link got to this video by typing in the entire alphabets into the Firefox URL bar.

Interview with David Drummond

"New Baskerville, Helvetica, Trade Gothic and Futura. Eighty percent of my covers use these fonts. That is not to say type is not a vital part of my covers’ designs. Because the focus of the cover is the visual concept, type tends to play a supporting role." An interview with book cover designer David Drummond.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tapping your inner child

The creative folks at AMV BBDO has done it again for Museum of Childhood, creating their latest posters ads for the upcoming Christmas celebration. What a lovely, lovely piece of work they are too - continuing the tradition of fine AMV work for this museum. Don't you think so? (via Spinning Around)

30 inspiring type treatments

I Love Typography did a list of 30 inspiring type treatments, although we might find more. Yum.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Keep Calm & Carry On

I have this habit of arriving at least half an hour early to a meeting, sitting quietly alone in the meeting room waiting for everybody to come & do a little 'knowledge-scouring' web surfing as I'd love to call it. My day-to-day job involves a lot of distractions just like most of us do (phone calls, people coming to the workstation to ask for something, ad-hoc instructions etc.) and when I arrive home I am always extremely tired so it really helps to have a little time of my own to do some 'knowledge-scouring'. And so this time I found this via LOVE blog after stumbling upon the poster many times:

What is required?: World War II is now upon us, so we need to communicate the need to stay calm.

Target audience: The entire population of Great Britain.

Media: Poster.

Deadline: ASAP

As briefs go, they probably don’t get more challenging than this one. But after being set by King George VI in 1939, the result was one of the most memorable posters ever produced. Even though it never saw the light of day until 50+ years later, when it tipped-up in a box of old books in Northumberland, it was just the sort of ‘stiff upper lip’ message that was needed during those times.

Visual interview

Check out this visually interesting (and fun!) interview of Penguin designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. I've always loved the designs on Penguin book covers, and I'm excited to see how fun this interview turns out.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I Love Typography

Another website dedicated to typography. I Love Typography. As if that isn't obvious anymore.




Book as a block, block as a type = booksetting. (via fffound)