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    Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a band by its album art.

  • ScreenFonts

    A typographic look at today’s movie posters and film titles. (a.k.a. Characters on The Silver Screen)

  • Lovely Lettering

    Typography is made with type, but some of the best letters are made one at a time, by hand.

  • Oops!

    A light-hearted repository of amusing typos and typographic mishaps.

 

I Can’t Draw Animals…

This weekend A2-TYPE – the type foundry set up in 2010 by Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams’ design studio A2/Sw/Hk – posted a wonderful and surprisingly touching video on Vimeo. I Can’t Draw Animals… shows type designer Henrik Kubel hand lettering his own narration, explaining why he draws type. The video was produced as a final piece [...]

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Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues, Relettered

Some people say classics shouldn’t be messed with, but I see no harm in having a little fun with iconic fixtures of pop culture. And few are more iconic than the footage of Bob Dylan discarding cue cards to the lyrics of Subterranean Homesick Blues. Regarded widely as being the first “commercial” music video, in [...]

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Preserving Disappearing Architectural Lettering in Austria

With the modernisation of the urban landscape, vintage architectural lettering disappears at a worrying pace. Beautiful commercial signs above shop windows make way for default letter shapes in plexiglass and neon. As the logos of international chains take over, the couleur locale fades, making the typical shopping street look identical to any similar street in [...]

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Holy Onomatopoeia, What A Bat-collection!

Fan site Batmania collects the onomatopoeia from the word overlays used in the 1960s cult television series Batman.

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Calligraphy Performance By Timothy Donaldson At Opening “Signs for Sounds” Exhibition

See how Timothy Donaldson creates a new piece of calligraphy at Bilston Craft Gallery in this video.

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Dusty Signs

A video showing Dusty Signs’ Dan Madsen hand-lettering a sign for his business. Observe the artist at work.

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Gestalten.tv Interviews Ken Barber

Ken Barber talks about the necessity of specialization and the fine lines between lettering, typography, and type design.

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