I couldn’t resist posting this Instagram shot by James Verity of Superfantastic. Although it’s simple, I love the image colours and textures.
The typeface used is Gille Classic (AKA Home Style) by FontMesa, a revival based on a French typeface by Joseph Gille in 1820.
Neon “t” for Tumblr
I spotted this simple, flickering, neon animated gif on Tumblr earlier (I’m as attracted as a moth to good neon letters). I noticed that it had gathered close to a whopping 100,000 likes and reblogs [now over 200,000!]. It’s attributed to vicforprez from California, who specialises in making these animated files.
I do like this new Davison Spencerian ‘B’ print from House Industries. It feels a little incomplete. Maybe a little motif or detail in the top left or bottom right?
An Ode to type
These beautiful, wooden letters were created for a self initiated exhibition by dutch team Studio AIRPORT, comprised of Vincent de Boer, Maurits Wouters and Bram Broerse.
This is true type worship. Their passion for letters inspired them to pen tributes to each of the 26 characters. Feeling that these should be as intimate as possible, each ode is handwritten to stress the connection they feel.
The poems have matching envelopes, which double as a posters when unfolded. These are presented with their corresponding character, encapsulated in a curvaceous, wooden paperweight. I’d love one.
Hoola hoop girl’s identity
This is part of a visual identity package for Marawa The Amazing: An international hoola hoop performer. The logo has been designed by London based studio Mind Design and take inspiration from old revue theatres that used lights in their signs.
A quick, unexpected, snap of my latest signage letter. Taken at the Thin Martian offices.
Eine CHANGE print
I recently posted about the London street artist, Eine (AKA Ben Flynn), who I had the pleasure of meeting recently. Eine’s shutter-front lettering and murals can been seen all over London, alongside Banksy’s, Faile’s and other local graffiti artists prominent in Shoreditch and the City.
Eine recently produced the huge mural ‘Change’, by Old Street Station in London, for the Flavasum Trust which aims to change young peoples’ attitudes to carrying weapons. In May screen prints, (shown here), based on the same design we’re sold by local gallery, Nelly Duff, on behalf of the Trust. They were sold-out in seconds.
In 2009 Eine shot to fame when British Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave US President, Barack Obama, one of his prints during his first state visit to the UK.
Eine’s Web site
Nelly Duff’s blog posts on Eine