Vivid Red Ampersands I printed these bright red ampersands for friends and family a while ago from woodblocks dating back over 100 years. I really liked the four different styles; a very musical chara...

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Original Link: http://blog.8faces.com/post/75806994867/vivid-red-ampersands

Type, Woodtype, letterpress, ampersand, red

March 4, 2015

short–inspiration: BistroteketBistroteket is a newly opened bistro located on Södermalm in Stockholm. On the menu you’ll find the best from the French, American and Swedish kitchen.We created the restaurant’s visual identity. Our work included naming, logotype, menus, gift cards, business cards, signage and art direction of brand imagery.Design: 25ah.se

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Work by @handwritten365 #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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Grow your own typeface These intricate visuals have been produced by an interactive application used to grow type mathematically. They were designed by Jana Schiebel and Caroline Hebel as part of a ‘generative typography’ project at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt in Germany. I haven’t been able to find much information on the process but you can guess that by specifying the number of lines and the acuteness of each angle, varying levels of succe...

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lordmx: Seb Lester’s “Peace” Print Launch @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, September 1st, 2011 On the back of my last post about Seb Lester: some large scale reproductions of his work are on show in London’s East Central, tomorrow. It’s not far from me, so may try to drop by.

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March 15, 2015

Work by @letteringindo #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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Type & Lettering Advent Calendar Days 1–15 Round-Up A massive thank you to our first fifteen contributors, who’ve been incredibly generous with their time and support: 1: Andrei Robu, 2: Oli Frape, 3: Paul Thurlby, 4: Ryan Gillard, 5: James T. Edmondson, 6: Joseph Alessio, 7: Victoria Rushton, 9: Anthony Millard, 10: Simon Ålander, 11: Dave Foster, 12: Linzie Hunter, 13: Martina Flor, 14: The Counter Press, 15: Yulia Brodskaya. About the Type & Lettering Advent Calendar In a world-first,...

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typeworship: Learn to make 3D Type  Today, Jeff Rogers launched a new course over on Skillshare: Digital Lettering: Designing 3D Type and Texture. It’s a subject close to my heart and I’m always interested in the techniques that other letterers use in creating their work. The class was just over an hour, so I pulled up chair and watched Jeff work his magic.  The course takes you through selecting appropriate fonts for the job, and then building the text up with colour, dimension and texture. E...

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The Ampersand in ‘You & I’ This mind blowing fiber glass sculpture is by Los Angeles based artist, Steven Harrington. It’s huge, standing at 120 x 120 x 70 cm As the centerpiece to his exhibition “You & I” it has been constructed to create an instant connection between you, the sculpture and the artist. I love how the eyes float in the top ampersand counter. I suspect this is done with a pane of glass or perspex on which they are attached. An edition of 25 smaller sculptures were created...

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May 11, 2015

Work by @amyjadedesigns #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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typeworship: An inventive 3D Typeface: Rig Shaded I’m very excited to share my latest typeface. It was a long time in the making and pretty complicated in places but it’s ready to be unleashed. Rig Shaded is a 3D type family with a geometric sans serif at its heart. As its name suggests, Rig is designed as a framework to support a range of striking 3D effects. It has four versatile weights including a unique ‘zero’ weight. Each has two grades of distinctive halftone shading, Fine and Coarse, w...

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The Missing ‘W’, Ben Eine One of the first posts I wrote on Type Worship showed the creation of Ben Eine’s “Shutter Front” print being created while attempting to beat the world record for the most number of screen printed colours in a limited edition print. Each is hand-pulled producing a outstanding seventy-seven colour screen print. You may notice, however, that in the 5x5 alphabet grid, the wide 'W’ is omitted. So as not to miss out on any letters, the Certificate of...

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…more Spooky lettering An eire ‘A’ by the Sydney based LikeMindedStudio, who seem to have a bit of a thing for skulls and the macabre. Modelled using selective laser sintering (SLS), called Typaholics Anonymous. Via the fantastic twentysixtypes.  Happy Halloween.

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Work by @giancarlowong #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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Book Review: The Geometry of Type There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface. In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can beg...

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Words of Steel These six, person-sized ‘lantern’ sculptures, feature multi-lingual phrases collected from the community and react to touch, throwing out coloured light to project the words of their surroundings. The family of steel structures in Palo alto, CA, have been commissioned by the City from Joe O'Connell & Blessing Hancock who specialise in public art.

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March 25, 2010 1957 Suzy Parker

Inventive Ampersand I’m a big fan of this inventive ampersand lettering by Jennet Liaw it’s part of her Fictional Supply project. Although the ampersand evolved from ‘Et’ this updated version is very cleverly constructed. “Fictional Supply is a lifestyle brand of carefully curated goods, inspired by, and dedicated to celebrating a commitment to craft. Screen-printed posters and apparel celebrate the design-driven lifestyle through typographic play and a minimalistic approach to stree...

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#lettering, #ligatures, #jennet_liaw, #design, #branding, #logo, #ampersand

March 20, 2015
January 4, 2017

London Transport Type Last week I had the chance to visit the London Transport Museum in the old Flower Market building in Covent Garden Piazza. I’d been meaning to go for a while, particularly after the 100th anniversary of Johnston’s pervading typeface last year, and to see the history of the iconic roundel logotype which first appeared in 1908. With a rich visual heritage spanning 200 years there’s plenty of graphic design and typography to see. There’s a decent sized...

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Horny little devils. Gothic ornamented chromatic wood type, in fluorescent orange and silver. The Irvin Collection of Historic & Rare Wood Type. 2005 Columbia College Chicago, Center for book & paper arts. Dennis Y. Ichiyama, Ami T. Trosley Thanks to @strongarmpress for showing me. http://bit.ly/2bNhL5p

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December 4, 2011 Kotex 1957

8 Faces #6 is coming…  If you could only use eight typefaces for the rest of your life, which would you choose?  8 Faces Magazine poses this question (and many others) to eight leading designers from the fields of web design, print design, illustration, and of course type design itself. If you’ve been waiting patiently for the next issue, you’ll be excited to know it goes to print next week and will be ready by the end of April.   Eighty-eight pages of in-depth interviews, cr...

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clearlyhere: 3D original typeface… I’m thinking of calling it “diner.” It’s got a 50’s diner feel, yes? (Photographer’s note: who needs a studio? Black construction paper for a backdrop, baby. Classy, right? Oh well, improvising is a fun challenge, especially when it works.)

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December 25, 2009

Old Ampersand woodblock printing At the St. Bride printing workshops yesterday I had the opportunity to print some wonderful mismatched ampersands from their historic collection using one of their  Vandercook Pre-Presses. Now some of these large woodblocks are well over 100 years old so despite packing out the paper and adjusting for the slight printing height differences, two of the blocks had sunken deeply in the middle leaving a void on the print.   See more on the St. Bride Library “The worl...

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Work by @muliong #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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June 15, 2009 Helen Harper 1959