Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Feltron 2009 Annual Report
Even though pretty much every blog has posted this, I must re-post because it is always so good:
Every year, the master of data visualization, Nicholas Felton, creates an annual report for himself. This year he has raised the bar yet again (with letterpress!).
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Part of the reason this blog has been quiet recently is that I have been feverishly printing in my new home studio. I am happy to say that the fruits of my labor are now available. Both of these prints sold out their first editions quite quickly, so I have printed new prints with (in my opinion) improved paper and colors.
"When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade" is now printed on bright yellow French "Lemon Drop" Pop-Tone 100 lb. cover-weight paper with green ink. I have always been fond of this phrase and I'm happy that others like it as well.
"All You Need is Love" is now printed on light blue French "Sno Cone" Pop-Tone 100 lb. cover-weight paper with a burgundy/wine colored ink. Although I know that love isn't the only thing you need, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have more of it in our lives.
I have uploaded a few photos of the printing process on my Flickr.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The Intricate Art of the Banknote
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I Have A Printing Press - INSIDE MY HOUSE!
I finally moved my Vandercook SP-20 Proof Printing Press into our house last weekend. I am super excited to have the press close and I hope to get it up and printing soon.
If you want to see moving photos (we took a ton to help anyone else that is planning to move similar presses), visit this Flickr set.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tungsten - A New Typeface from H&FJ
Hoefler & Frere-Jones have created yet another great typeface: Tungsten.
It is a square-sided sans serif that is “more Steve McQueen than Steven Seagal" and “whiskey highball, not a martini.” It has a nice association with Alternate Gothic No. 3 but they created some nice contemporary design elements to give it a fresh look.
Sydney International Food Festival Ads
Friday, September 4, 2009
City of Melbourne Identity
Monday, July 27, 2009
Two New Prints
Well, it is back to the shameless self-promotion part of this blog. But I suppose if I don't do then, then nobody will...
I have two new letterpressed prints available for purchase from Keep Calm Gallery. "Do What You Love, Love What You Do" reminds me that following your passion always seems to work out while "Practice Makes Perfect" reminds me that nothing comes without working diligently.
If the self-promotion part of this post is making you gag, you really should check out Keep Calm Gallery's new website. It has been refreshed and redesigned and now has much greater usability. I find the ability to change to your favorite local currency especially useful.
Basel Summer Type Design Workshop 2009
I am back home from my fantastic workshop at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. It was a great time of meeting friends from all over the world, nerding-out on type, and learning from some of the most knowledgeable designers in the world.
It is difficult to write about an intense week of type design in a foreign land, so I have chronicled some of my time there in a Flickr set for your enjoyment.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Book Colophon Imprints
Sunday, May 3, 2009
RIT Design Collections
Friday, May 1, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wood Type Web Museum
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wall Street Journal Article on Comic Sans
Monday, April 20, 2009
TypeCuts - Andrea Tinnes
I came across Andrea Tinnes type designs today via WeLoveTypography and I cannot contain my enthusiasm for her work! Her custom work for the Eastern Columbia building is most certainly my favorite as well as her design for a Optima replacement, Viceroy.
All of her work is brilliant and makes me so very jealous!
Continue to Make Your Own Path
Some shameless self-promotion here:
I just finished printing another big set of "Make Your Own Path" prints that are now for sale at Keep Calm Gallery!
Each print is hand letterpressed on a different topographic map making each print unique. I hope you like it!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
We Love Typography
From the creator of one of the best type sites on the internet, ILoveTypography, comes another great site: WeLoveTypography.
Contributed to by some of the best type people on the net, think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage.
A new daily source of typographic inspiration!