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19th Century Emoticons

Here's a piece from Puck Magazine (1881), featuring emoticons! Only 100 years ahead of their time. (courtesy Comic Book Resources)

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/10/20/emoticons-from-the-1880s/

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Pop Up alphabet book ships

Hi, this brilliant pop-up alphabet book i blogged about last Spring is shipping now.

Check it out:

http://www.amazon.com/ABC3D-Marion-Bataille/dp/1596434252/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3U37DNSD1VSDQ&colid=1S96BZ92JRMMK

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brilliant Pop-Up Alphabet book

You have to see this, a pop-up alphabet book, with some typographic sensibility to the movement of the letters:

http://drawn.ca/2008/03/21/abc3d-incredible-pop-up-alphabet-book/

This is a mock-up, its supposed to be released in October 2008.

Jason C

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New FREE book on Letterpress

OK, but the odd catch is you download a digital version of the book. So considering the book is about letterpress, that's... strange, I guess.

But Anyway, on Wowio, you can get it here:
http://www.wowio.com/users/product.asp?BookId=3497

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Saul Bass does Star Wars

I caught this on the Drawn! blog site:
here's what the Star Wars (ep IV) titles might look like if they were done by Saul Bass:
http://drawn.ca/2008/03/03/if-saul-bass-did-the-titles-for-star-wars/

It's pretty funny.

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For Font / Star Trek Geeks

Here's an image of the front of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from the upcoming Star Trek film.

The Federation now is sporting Microgramma Bold Ext in all it's glory:

http://movies.aol.com/movie-photo/star-trek-new-enterprise-cast-photos

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Art with Letterforms

Tauba Auerbach is a San Francisco based artist who uses letterforms in many of her works, with intriguing results. Check out this link, and scroll down about 6 rows, there's some interesting pen and ink work.

http://www.taubaauerbach.com/works.html

Unfortunately, she's also done some design with fields: optical patterns that border on painful in some cases, so portions of her web site might be objectionable to some.

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Real monkey fonts?

Zoo Sells Gorilla's Art On eBay

I wonder what would happen if we gave them FontLab and a really big Wacom tablet.

Jason C

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