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My Type of Music
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a band by its album art.
A typographic look at today’s movie posters and film titles. (a.k.a. Characters on The Silver Screen)
Typography is made with type, but some of the best letters are made one at a time, by hand.
A light-hearted repository of amusing typos and typographic mishaps.
Posting the process video for Kevin Tong’s gorgeous illustrated poster for Gravity in this month’s ScreenFonts reminded me of a similar, equally fascinating clip. It documents the making of the 12-inch sleeve for Max Goldt’s record L’Eglise des Crocodiles by graphic designer/calligrapher Frank Ortmann in 2011.Read more
My Type of Music posts typically are a little harder to write. However some months it seems as if the stars in the typographical heavens align and too many albums with great covers are released. Maybe it’s because March heralds the new Spring – not that we’ve noticed in uncharacteristically cold and even occasionally snowy Belgium – [...]Read more
This morning a message from Jacques Le Bailly, designer of my Favourite Typeface of 2012, led me to a just released video by British DP, director and film maker Danny Cooke. The short film documents the creation of the cover artwork for John Mayer’s album Born and Raised and single Queen of California, as well [...]Read more
An overview of the nominees and winners of the 55th Grammy Awards in the fields Package and Music Video.Read more
It always seems magical when a piece of graphic design transcends the flat plane and enters the third dimension. The resulting object lends an additional legitimacy to the original piece, rejuvenating it and altering our perception of it. Take for example Jessica Hische’s gorgeous hand-lettered packaging for Beck’s Song Reader. Released on December 11, 2012, [...]Read more
An overview of covers of recently released albums.Read more
The FontFeed loves Blue Note Records and Reid Miles, so it was with great pleasure that I discovered the Barack Obama’s Jazz website. It is fascinating to see how the figure of the first African-American president of the USA continues to inspire the creative community, as witnessed for example in the Artists For Obama poster [...]Read more
- In a 2.5 minute video Kung Fu architect Doug Patt demonstrates how to become a skilled letterer.…Read more
- Lettering vs Calligraphy is the repository of a visual dialogue between letterer Martina Flor and calligrapher Guiseppe Salerno.…Read more
- The FontShop shelves are stocked with thousands of delightful script typefaces, but it can be difficult to find those that…Read more
- Ken Barber talks about the necessity of specialization and the fine lines between lettering, typography, and type design.…Read more
- See how Timothy Donaldson creates a new piece of calligraphy at Bilston Craft Gallery in this video.…Read more