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  • My Type of Music

    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.

 

Greg Lamarche’s Laptop Skin for Extensis Suitcase Fusion 2

I received a package in the mail last week. A seemingly innocent gift, yet now I’m wondering if I should be grateful, suspicious, or very, very worried. This post needs some background and context, so please bear with me while I work my way to the point of this cute little story.

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Artists For Obama Poster Gallery

The American presidential elections have inspired high-profile artists to donate poster designs for Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency.

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Letters Are Pictures of Things, Pt. 1: Garamond Powerline

Daniel Adolph of German design bureau 0c/0m/0y/0k has created Garamond Powerline, a typeface whose letters are built using photographs of powerlines.

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Smouldering Covers for Ember Library Books

The gallery of Ember Library paperback cover art showcases a fantastic collection of vintage paperbacks featuring hand lettering and titillating illustrations.

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How to Write like an Architect

In a 2.5 minute video Kung Fu architect Doug Patt demonstrates how to become a skilled letterer.

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Adrian Frutiger: Mr. Univers

On May 24th Adrian Frutiger celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the occasion I wrote this text for the Swiss magazine Hochparterre.

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In Use: Klavika for NBC

Design studio Capacity wins award for NBC on-air rebranding using the typeface Klavika.

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Graff Artists Mix Styles in The Exchange

Over three decades in development, aerosol art has grown into a complex and systematic hand lettering artform. Worldwide, practitioners have developed regional commonalities leading to distinct geographical styles. While “style writers” introduce new ideas, their discoveries echo throughout the international graffiti community. Thanks to the internet, the fusion of style has become common practice among the [...]

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