If Words Could Fly
This inspiring and beautiful 3D poster was created in support of the people of Fukushima, Japan. Called ‘Words can fly a thousand miles’, the sentiment seems quite apt again after the Oklahoma Tornado.
The team of designers based in Montreal were inspired by the Japanese custom of Senbazuru that promises luck or a wish to anyone folding a thousand origami cranes.
Once complete, the team sough donations and handwritten messages to console and encourage people after the devastation. You can see it in progress here.
Credits: Creative Director: Kyosuke Nishida, Art Director: Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li Sui Fong, Designer: Dominic Liu, Photographer: Simon Duhamel. This project was realised with the help of Surface3 Design Office.
Graphic Lamps by Delightfull
I love these floor, table and wall lamps based on different typefaces. There are some truly beautiful lights in their alphabet and numeral set. I think I need that slab serif ‘E’.
Delightfull, who are based on Porto, will be at Clerkenwell Design Week coming up next week in London.
Thanks to @Mae84 for the awesome link.
“You’ll thank me one day”
Sheffield based street artist and illustrator, Kid Acne, has been producing these striking slogans all over the world. His distinctive lettering work has also adorned products for a diverse range of companies, such as Prada, Warp Records and Brompton bikes.
Yulia Brodskaya is well-known for her paper graphics or ‘quilling’ (rolled paper glued on it’s edge). The ‘O’above was created for Oprah’s magazine which also featured an article about Yulia and her work.
She revealled that since she’d designed the cover of a holiday supplement for The Guardian newspaper (UK) in 2008, she’s “never been out of work since”. She also said that she’d like to do more “live” pieces where people can see the work itself, not just photos of it. This seems to have happened this year when she created a huge installation in Shanghai.
See an earlier post about Yulia’s work
Brothers of the Stripe
I bumped into this collective of creative friends last week at the ‘Pick Me Up’ graphics show in London. They are exhibiting around to U.K., each time covering a different topic.
Of course my eye was caught by their lettering display.
See more on their Tumblr
8 Faces typography magazine is out tomorrow.
Here are some more peeks of issue #6, literally hot of the press.
We’ve got some fine specimens for you — of both the typographic and human varieties! We interviewed Dan Rhatigan, Type Director at Monotype, and artist Seb Lester. We spoke to Simon Walker about designing our latest artwork print, Nina Stössinger about FF Ernestine, Grant Hutchinson about his journey through the type industry, Mike Kus about print-informed web design, and one of my all-time favourite foundries: the wonderful Process Type.
8 Designers x 8 Typefaces in 88 pages.
8 Faces – Out Wednesday.
I’ve seen the final version and it’s looking very fine.
Some of you may remember my post “Sweater Letters”, showing off the great stitch-work lettering of Syndey based twin designers, Maricor and Maricar.
I saw the tactile type duo’s work at the Pick Me Up Exhibition this week, and had the opportunity to get up close and look at the fantastic detail that goes into their lettering.
Look at the mix of colours combined here to achieve these great colour blends. They would make the most extravagant custom shirts!
Alphabets by Tim Fishlock
Shapeset alphabet. Overlapping colour compositions. Giclee print on 305g stock. Hand-embossed, numbered and signed. A limited edition.
Typeseat alphabet: Screen print. A limited edition of 300. (I beleive the text at the bottom names all of the chairs used).
A to Z : A print commissioned by the London Transport Museum for their ‘Mind the Map’ exhibition. Based on the iconic London Underground map.
Christian Louboutin Neon letters
I wrote about this Vegas inspired, neon installation for Christian Louboutin while it was on show at the Design Museum in Butlers Wharf, London.
This version feels quite at home in their flagship store in Mount Street and a smaller version in Paris. The mix of colours and shapes is enough to make you want to smash ‘n’ grab them.
Sparkling photography by Susie Rea
Christian Louboutin Neon Graveyard
We collaborated with the team at Christian Louboutin to create an amazing Vegas-inspired typographical installation. Each letter has it’s own story to tell and can be traced back to original Vegas signage. The stainless steel shells house a mix of Pygmy and Golfball bulbs, 4 different colours of neon, backlit perspex and crystal Cabochon. To make sure the window all came together beautifully each letter was powder coated in a rich, bright and glossy colour to match a shoe or a bag in Christian Louboutin’s current collection.
The window was such a success in Mount St that we recreated a smaller version for the flagship Paris store.
About: Jamie Clarke, Type Worship Editor
I’m a designer based in London. I’ve worked mostly on the Internet but I’m especially passionate about all forms of typography and lettering.
I co-founded the design agency, Thin Martian (annually rated a top 100 UK design company, Design Week), which was acquired in 2013 and I was previously Head of Design at Microsoft in the UK.
I’m currently developing my own lettering work under the ‘Type Worship’ label, consisting of typographic posters (coming soon) and custom lettering artworks, all printed by hand.
I have written for a number publications including the 8Faces Magazine which also sponsors the Type Worship blog.
You can find more about me here: