1948 Sunbeam Coffeemaster

typography

March 6, 2016
November 2, 2016

Giant Red ‘9’ Ivan Chermayeff, New York Outside the Solow Building on 9 West 57th Street, Ivan Chermayeff’s famous landmark was apparently commissioned (in part) to distract away from the ugly reflections of neighbouring buildings in the skyscraper’s sloping, reflective walls. The '9’ is certainly striking 30 years later. I noticed it this week whilst re-watching Superman (1978). It appears in the scene where the 'man of steel’ apprehends a cat-burglar caught ...

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August 29, 2009 1958

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

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April 3, 2017

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

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englishmodernism: Words can sparkle and spin. Ann & Paul Rand. The clutch of midcentury childrens books they collaborated on are amongst the century’s finest. This page from Sparkle & Spin, 1957. #sparkleandspin #paulrand #annandpaulrand #modernism #midcenturymodern #graphicdesign #telephone

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Mathematical Typography (part2) This is amazing: There are 20 million lines drawn here to represent these letterforms. The angle of each specific line determines its colour: the more acute the angle, the further along the colour spectrum. These fabulous Letterform designs are by Tiemen Rapati, based and educated in the Netherlands. “I’ve gone astray experimenting with math & typography. For each specific math subject I try to create a family of type renderings.” See part one here

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#tiemen_rapati, #type, #maths, #ampersand, #beautiful, #spatial_relationships, #colour, #angles, #basic_geometry

April 27, 2016
October 15, 2012 TypeToy.tumblr.com

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

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Simon Walker’s limited edition print is available now.  Hand-made with Plastalina and wood. Not many left so be quick.

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December 15, 2011 Oh God

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

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December 9, 2011 Cadillac 1955

typeworship: Sign Painting in Sydney (and somewhere near you!) This week I went along to Mike Meyer’s Hand-Lettering Workshop in Sydney. I’d met Mike in London earlier this year during the opening of the Sign Painters film he starred in and was keep learn more about the construction of various letter styles. Billed as “Two days of paint, brushes, lettering and laughs” it’s a fitting description. The stories and banter mixed with insightful lessons and techniques builds a very relaxed and creati...

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September 14, 2010 White Stag 1954
December 10, 2012 www.typetoy.tumblr.com
June 6, 2011 1930’s Coco Cola

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

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January 15, 2011 Kodak 1946

Teatime Type I came across a shop selling mugs, phone covers and Jigsaws today. They are from a “distinctly British” Company called Magpie who have collaborated with a number of designers to create a range of over 250 items. “Drawing on childhood memories of teatime with Granny, camping trips in the woods and seaside jaunts, our aim is to make evocative tableware and gifts that bring a smile.”

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#typography, #lettering, #letters, #mug, #tea, #type, #magpie, #design

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

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Ampersand Conference quick round-up This annual UK conference in Brighton, now on its third year, is a neatly packaged event focussed squarely on typography with a strong leaning towards web type. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Here’s a brief summary of the talks and my personal highlights. Keynote, Erik Spiekermann Erik gives a mean keynote. On reflection, pinning down it’s core theme is tricky as he jumps around covering lots of ground – some new, some we’ve seen previously. “Type is visib...

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Work by @robby15red #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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

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scandinaviancollectors: DANCERS DANCING by William Edmonds. Published by Nous Vous Press.Black and white digital print.

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

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Work by @courtneycasper.letters #customlettering #typism #handdrawntype #calligraphyph #typetopia #handlettering #calligraffiti #handstyle #welovetype

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By Jovan Shpira Obradovic. See the whole typo posters project here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Typography-Posters-2/6855357

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Wales Millenium Centre Type and architecture make a great match but even more so when the type is elevated to be the main feature. Last week I was at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wales. This huge arts building celebrates its 10th birthday this year and was designed by architect Jonathan Adams to express “Welshness” and be instantly recognisable. The main frontage is clad in steel coated in copper oxide. Inspired by Roman classical architecture, two ‘monumental’ poetic lines are emblazoned a...

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holespoles:Wordduel - “The Exciting New Word Game for Two or More Players” (1955).my vintage book collection (in blog form).

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November 15, 2013 F2 Design

Shady Characters: The secret life of punctuation. I just read a very complimentary review of Keith Houston’s new book, Shady Characters, by Yves Peters over on Fontfeed. I’d also read somewhere it was like a typographic follow-up to Lynne Truss’ Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, which I really enjoyed (though hopelessly fail to adhere to with this blog). It would make a great Christmas present. The European version of the cover (above) by Ma...

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#book, #shady_characters, #design, #type, #typography, #fontfeed