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Alphabet post by Dribbble

Today Dribbble got in touch with me to say that they had posted one of my shots along with a number of other Type and Lettering examples. They’ve collected together this beautifully presented sample of designs below, I feel lucky to be included.
Type:
imageAnders by Tom Anders

imageRidewell by Kostas Bartsokas


imageGood News Sans by Kyle Wayne Benson


image In-progress typeface by Jamie Clarke (That’s me!)


imageUni Sans by Fontfabric


imageNITRO by Hoefler & Co.


imageBrix Sans by Hannes von Döhren & Livius F. Dietzel/HVD Fonts


imageArkiv by Timo Kuilder


imageMulti Headline Black Italic by Laura Meseguer


imageRetiro by Jean François Porchez (Typofonderie)


imageCompanion League by Gumpita Rahayu


imageShelley by DJ Sherman


imageAmsterdam Superstar by David A. Slaager (Fonts of Chaos)


imageAmpleSoft by Aakash Soneri


imageVoltage by Laura Worthington


Lettering:


imageLet It Roll by Jillian Adel


imageTypeLimited 001, part of Joseph Alessio's TypeLimited project


imageThe Brush Letter by Ken Barber


imageJust Have Fun! by Scott Biersack


imageCaptain Josh Hill by Claire Coullon


imageSomeThing unused by JC Deserve


imageHumble Pie Type by Danielle Evans


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Will Letter For Lunch by Lauren Hom


imagePractice Makes Perfect by Becca Clason


imageKingdom by David Grimes


imageWonderful Rejects by Melissa Ginsiorsky


imagebuncha hand drawn words by Lauri Johnston


imageSmooth by Jessica Libby


imagefull by Frances MacLeod


image Guilty Pleasures by Anna Ropalo


imageWednesday by Stephanie Schlim


imageSalvage Press printer’s mark by Signal Type Foundry


imageRegular Display weights finished by Neil Summerour


imageHandlettered Logotypes 3 by Mateusz Witczak


Coaches’ Picks


imageChalk Lettering by Valentina Badeanu

Uninspiring Posters

As an amusing antidote to the sickly sweet inspirational type posters that seem so ubiquitous London based letterer, Linzie Hunter, has created this poster set that celebrates the mundane.

Linzie’s lettering featured on this blog a year ago. Take a look at her playful lettering here

Bike Badges

Collecting these would be a great hobby for someone interested in both type and bikes.

Self proclaimed ‘bike geek’ Jeffery Conner is certainly into the latter. A professor from Michigan, USA, Jeff’s been collecting bicycle head badges since 2000, starting with just three badges, his collection grew to over 800 in just 36 months. The slightly curved badges come from all over the world and Jeff has found almost every letter of the alphabet (he was just missing Q & X according to this article

“There are symbols of freedom and speed – with wings and birds abounding – and also a debt to heraldic animals (serpents, lions and eagles, in particular), with ideas of strength and precision also conveyed in the designs.”

Last year London design agency, Carter Wong, produced a book collecting some of their favourite badges as a self-initiated project.

Imaging one of these flying in front of your trusty wheels!

Autumnal Paris

I like the style of this illustrated type, by student, Tim Paza May, in Brazil. Although the theme is Paris, I’m picking up some Arts and Crafts influences in the style (the pinwheels, patterns and colours).

Created as part of a vector illustration course where students were asked to pick a word and work around its theme. Quite appropriate colours as Europe moves into September and summer begins to end.

Via betype:

Vector Paris by Tim Paza May

Psst…calligraphy class notes

To prepare for a move from London to Sydney, I’m going through my plan chest and book shelves, full typographic and lettering ephemera, and decide what stays and what comes with me (mostly with me it seems!). So you might an eclectic mix of photos over the coming days.

For those of you that were interested in Seb Lester’s recent guest post on calligraphy, I thought these might be useful. I was given these worksheets during the Calligraphy workshop with Andreas Frohloff, during Type London (Places 2011). I posted a couple of photos at the time of his class and wonderful antique pen collection, here & here.

The sheet is quite handy for referring to how the shapes of latin letters are constructed. They are of course in German, so if anyone fancies translating in the comments, go for it!

Doorway to type nirvana?
I love this close up of a mural by Colossal Media, in Williamsburg, New York. The sign painters are well-known for their enormous outdoor murals, art projects and advertising images. Always hand-painted and often hundreds of feet off of the ground.
This is photo is from their Big Brush Project, a public art initiative showcasing their work. It was produced in collaboration with NYC-based lettering artist Greg Lamarche and reads Sky High Murals.

“Greg’s technique of hand-cutting found letters was a perfect compliment to the precision-based, hand-paint production method. This piece speaks greatly to the evolution of this community, the art world, and the hand-paint story.”
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Doorway to type nirvana?

I love this close up of a mural by Colossal Media, in Williamsburg, New York. The sign painters are well-known for their enormous outdoor murals, art projects and advertising images. Always hand-painted and often hundreds of feet off of the ground.

This is photo is from their Big Brush Project, a public art initiative showcasing their work. It was produced in collaboration with NYC-based lettering artist Greg Lamarche and reads Sky High Murals.

“Greg’s technique of hand-cutting found letters was a perfect compliment to the precision-based, hand-paint production method. This piece speaks greatly to the evolution of this community, the art world, and the hand-paint story.”

It’s surprising and a little exciting when you flick through Tumblr and see something you’ve designed. This recent musical  ‘G’ was inspired by the Pouchée types. It needs a little more work and is part of a bigger design which I’m hoping to finish and then letterpress later this month. More to follow.

visualvibs:

Musical ‘G’ by Jamie Clarke
Twitter: @visualvibs High-res

It’s surprising and a little exciting when you flick through Tumblr and see something you’ve designed. This recent musical ‘G’ was inspired by the Pouchée types. It needs a little more work and is part of a bigger design which I’m hoping to finish and then letterpress later this month. More to follow.

visualvibs:

Musical ‘G’ by Jamie Clarke

Twitter: @visualvibs

(via goodtypography)

Choices

Here in our fourth celebratory guest post, Brand and lettering designer Andrei Robu reveals his philosophy for high quality work.

I’ve realised I’ve been searching for a new place to call home.

I’ve just realised that we’ve been in and out of South East Asia for the past two years. Together with my girlfriend, we’ve spent three months in Indonesia, two in the Philippines, eight months in Bangkok. I’m writing this from Berlin and next week I’ll be in Vienna. All of this while freelancing, and all because we were searching for something.

It all started out as an excuse to relax. I needed some time off after getting out of a partnership in a design studio - managing people is damn exhausting. Time away made me realise how important the simple things are, having your coffee at your favourite coffee shop in the morning, enjoying the sun at lunch, meeting friends in the park in the afternoon, living in a big apartment in a nice and safe city… they are all priceless and wouldn’t be possible without my work. I get to draw for a living.

I stare at the strokes, move the beziers, redraw until it feels right, and I get at peace while doing it.

I drew letters all my life but while travelling I first discovered the pleasure of drawing a typeface. Type design for me is balance. I do it without pursuing perfection in any of its forms. I just do it because I love it. It’s a bit like meditation: I stare at the strokes, move the beziers, redraw until it feels right, and I get at peace while doing it. I know many like-minded people who love the sound of the pencil touching the paper; discovering a nice ligature by accident. It’s pure pleasure; it’s passion, and you feel there’s this certain elegance of the craft.

After working for so many years I’ve realised that I need plenty of time and space to be able to create the best work for my clients. Going to an office can be fun but not being able to choose the projects you take on is bad for you and your client.

My next step is to find the place where I get to choose my opportunities. I want to do the best work I can and I need balance in my life to do it. That means having time and freedom for thinking and perfecting my craft.