Friday, January 30, 2009

Kelly Harland

Superb work from graphic designer Kelly Harland. (via cpluv)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is that an emoticon in 1862?

In the transcription of President Lincoln’s speech, which added comments about applause and shouts from the audience was this line:

“… there is no precedent for your being here yourselves, (applause and laughter ;) and I offer, in justification of myself and you, that I have found nothing in the Constitution against.”

It would be so great to see you!

I just love customized invitations. I could buy tons of them but organized none. (via swissmiss)

Font Haiku

This is hilarious!

Loathsome Comic Sans'
uneven inky slugtrails.
That vile, hated font.

(via swissmiss)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hype for Type

Hype for Type is the new site from the kids over at Nottingham design studio Thinkdust. It's their new online digital type foundry, and could be worth keeping an eye or two on - it launches in full later this year. (via We Made This)

Greig Anderson's portfolio

Greig Anderson has just received his printed portfolio cum CV full of wonderful typography work & such a direct copy.

Beautiful letterpress typography

I'd like to run my fingers all over you, cross the ocean for you, walk on the tightrope for you. (Credits to the rightful owner via FFFFOUND)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Oh No!

Nick van Woert's Oh No sculpture. Check out more of his work. (via booooooom)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dimension + Typography

Images from the exhibition Dimension and Typography: A Survey of Letterforms in Space and Time. It runs through February 9 at Chicago's I space Gallery. Lucky for those who gets to go! (via Design Observer)

Shigeo Fukuda passed away

Graphic Designer Shigeo Fukuda, passed away on January 11th, 2009 at the age of 76. He was a master of creating optical illusions, simplistic logos, and designing bold and engaging posters. In 1987 Fukuda was the first Japanese designer to be inducted in the Art Directors Club (ADC) Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pretty sure

Just a few weeks in advance before Valentines Day, Nick Schmitz completes a wonderful typography poster called: "Pretty sure". Can you figure out what it's written? (via notcot)

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Cooper Union School

Don't you just love the way they did this? via FFFFOUND!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Georgia on my mind

I think as with the Helvetica hype now, my favorite font is still Georgia. Big or small, it's fairly legible and it looks fashionable, not too serious, not too playful as well. And here's a collection of 32 web sites using Georgia as the only font for their HTML copy. (via swissmiss)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Zana you're a dumningi

This is so far the only typography non-related post here, and I promised I won't do this again. Anyway, I imagine the Blogger comment moderation generators got bored at some point of time so they decided to do a little bit of tomfoolery. Today I am a dumningi, a variation of dum-dum. Remember, you heard it here first!

Princess Bride DVD Ambigram

Love it that the latest cover of The Princess Bride DVD is an ambigram. Well done.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Level 5 by Paula Scher

This dressing wall by Paula Scher is really cool, would be cooler if you were to actually live on the 5th floor and all floors have this kind of dressing wall. I wish all apartments are like this.

70 Minimalist Typography Examples

How lovely, it's the weekends ! How do you plan to spend it? Here's a list of 70 minimalist typography examples for your weekends' eye candy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meet Max Kerning

Hi, let me introduce you to Max Kerning. Max says: “Improper letter spacing is a visual assault."

How to use that typeface

Before & After magazine has got a list of brilliant tips on the usage of typeface in various types of media.

flipping typical

flipping typical


Stereo.type is a project Ebon Heath has been exploring for the past ten years which questions the physicality of our typographic language. The results of these studies are hand cut and laser cut kinetic word mobiles and installations.

Hurt like HELvetica

It's been a while since my last posts, hasn't it? Well, would you go as far as this guy for the love of Helvetica type? Yes, no, yes?