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I saw Fred Eerdekens work years ago, but a friend just sent me a link to his latest stuff. His work is all created with cast shadows. The script is particularly beautiful.
Breathe deeply, dim the lights and click on the "Shadow Play" exhibit.
Thanks Brendan for the linkage.
I love so many things. One of them being fat script typefaces. And one of these, some of you may have seen before, but some / most, like me, may not, is 'Whomp', by Alejandro Paul / SudTipos, based on the lettering of Alf Becker. Released by Veer, this sure has instantly become my brandnew favourite 'fat script'. Lovely Lettering. Whomp, There it is.
This is a hilarious satire in branding. The iPod packaging Microsoft style...
(Sorry if you've seen this already.)
Marian Bantjes recently announced the redesign of her portfolio site, http://www.bantjes.com. Her work is absolutely beautiful and the new site showcases it better than before. Be sure to check out the collaboration with Stefan Sagmeister.
(Congrats Marian on the relaunch! Looking forward to unleashing your work in the upcoming Font 005 to the world again. =)
So I got tired of checking the type battles every five minutes, so I added rss to the individual threads. Look for the link at the bottom of the topic post.
This is fun…
I guess I can make a Blog entry, just to say I've done it. Maybe the idea will grow on me, but for now it feels rather narcissistic to think people will want to read what I have to say about Type, and yet I like the idea that they might.
Inspiration for me happens when I open my heart to it, but I rarely find the energy to see it through. At least for things which are mostly personal and aren't a part of my daily work schedule. Last night I was inspired ... again.
James Mosley gave the first Justin Howes lecture and it was inspiring. His energy and determination for preserving and recording the history of type is amazing. The amount of knowledge this one man has about the world of type founding and type history is enough to make me wish we did have a fountain of youth so that we will never be without him.
since blog = personal soapbox, I decided that I just have to share this:
It is one, long 360-degree panoramic photo of Paris by night. There is a nice big surprise that hits you right in the middle that made me happy, at least.
I don't know who made this, but my mother(!) forwarded the link to me.
When I arrive and leave work, I'm greeted with this new addition across the train tracks from our building:
I've seen other examples of the Forty Blunts Kore tagged around town, but this one is the most carefully done.
About once a month, the property owners prepare a clean slate, so I needed to snap this picture before the canvas is empty.
These four letters come at the end of the alphabet. They are the most difficult, I think Even though they may fit with each other (and with the V, too), they have so little to do with the other 21 letters of the alphabet.
Or am I wrong? Does anyone else ever feel this way? I'm working on a small family, and these letters are worst, in every weight!
OK, I'm done with my rant now. You may now return to you regularly scheduled browsing ;-)
First snow of the Winter and 10 inches to boot :-)
This new screen-based keyboard is ingenius. It's fully contextual for each application, but more importantly allows the user to set the language on the fly, as there is a small screen behind every key. Curious what you multi-lingual designers think of this. It doesn't hurt that it's beautiful.
As an observation, it's interesting that this came from a Russian firm where they're probably tired of a Latin-centric QWERTY world.
I wonder what the possibilities are for languages like Chinese with enormous character sets.
Thanks Jen Panasik for
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well it's been "an elaborate hoax" for years, but it seems Luxury by Orange Italic is soon to be offered for sale from House. I came upon this tidbit of information when i was flipping through the Artist Proof limited edition catalog that i serendipitously received in my mailbox today. I'm interested in seeing how literally they keep with the story: will the set cost $1500? will the cd-rom be signed and numbered by the Vocabularistic Giant and the Unauthorized Biographer?
Disney pays the cash, but the Pixar execs walk in and take the first-class seats. Very interesting. I guess for a cool 7bn you should be able to buy yourself a new swanky studio in Emeryville (ahem, my place of residence in the SF Bay Area), put Mr. Midas (Jobs) on your board and replace your executives and the creative staff in both the animation and the imagineering divisions.
"Ooh, there's oil up there! Oh, but it belongs to other people. What's that? There's a whole other country up there? Dang."