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My favourite characters: August

Tumblr is such a vibrant visual feast of experimental and masterly type and lettering. It’s tempting to blog dozens of inspiring typographic images each month but in order to keep things concise, here’s a round-up of projects that have caught my eye this month on tumblr and beyond.

Row by row, starting top left:

Perspective Signage and wayfinding for the Innovation Center  in Porto, Portugal, by Claan.

BA Flyer: Bachelor Ausstellung Kommunikationsdesign FH-Mainz, flyer submitted and designed by Marcel Haüsler (2012) for Type Only by Unit Editions.

Skinny Will’s The Letter Dump“It’s where odd little letterforms can live. If I feel like making a new ‘t’ for whatever the reason, the letter dump can house it”.

Hand-lettered tees by Fair Goods“We asked four of our favorite type guys —Ale PaulNeil SummerourCorey Holms, and Grant Hutchinson— to create a hand-lettered T-shirt for TypeCon 2013”.

Pentagram’s Paula Scher’s identity for Rockaway Beach, painted on the side of the newly rebuilt Concession buildings on Shore Front Parkway.

Mira Schendel's exhibition at the Tate Modern opens on 25th September. The first ever international full-scale survey of her work.

Medusa FontRamiro Espinoza’s beautifully presented homage to the 19th Century Catalonian pointed pen. 

Typographic miniature golf course by Ollie Willis An analogy of the link between golfing and graphic design — they both require patience, precision and end in frustration or fulfilment!

F “Turn a bad grade into a career in design/engineering/finance” career advice after exam results season by The Prince’s Trust. See the brilliantly executed work on Creative Review.

Valentine’s day idea?
Not only is the lettering beautiful —  that split ‘Type’ — but I’m loving the soft indentation on the ‘spongy’ paper and the depth of colour from this scarlet ink. This limited edition letterpress print might make a nice gift…
OK yes, I just convinced myself and bought one. 
beautifultype:

Beautiful lettering poster by Ken Barber, printed by The Aesthetic Union. You could buy a copy here and learn more about the process on Ken’s blog post.
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Valentine’s day idea?

Not only is the lettering beautiful —  that split ‘Type’ — but I’m loving the soft indentation on the ‘spongy’ paper and the depth of colour from this scarlet ink.
This limited edition letterpress print might make a nice gift…

OK yes, I just convinced myself and bought one. 

beautifultype:

Beautiful lettering poster by Ken Barber, printed by The Aesthetic Union. You could buy a copy here and learn more about the process on Ken’s blog post.

Neo-Retro lettering

After writing about Paul Thurlby’s alphabet letters a few months ago, Paul got in touch and I had the opportunity to ask him to describe some of his lettering work:

The Making Future Magic illustration was a promotional piece for Dentsu London [huge advertising agency, founded in Japan]. They chose a number of illustrators to come up with their own interpretations of the phrase.

Boooom was personal work. I was trying to make the image using the word itself.

Modest Artistic Genius was a self advertisement. Originally, I wanted to just say ‘Artistic Genius’, but I knew I couldn’t get away with that. So, it was just something a bit tongue in cheek that, somehow, putting ‘modest’ in front of such a statement makes it alright, plays it down a little!

Type Worship is 1 year old
What a year it’s been: Approaching 20,000 Tumblr followers and over 300 posts.
Thank you to all who have followed, ‘liked’ and reposted.
Here’s a top ten round-up of my favourite and most popular posts:

Feb 2012: Typography Sketchbooks: A review of the reviews

Jan 2012: Eureka Tower, 3D Car Park Signage 

Dec 2011: Yulia Brodskaya:Paper Typography

Nov 2011: Dominique Falla:We are all a part of the same thing

Oct 2011: Hand Eye:Letterpress stationary

Aug 2011: Laser decks:Etched skateboards

July 2011:Mathematical Typography, 20 millions lines of colour

Sept 2011:London Loves Letters,Household typography

May 2011: Type Worship:Blue ligature No.1 

April 2011: Clothing labels:Fashion or Graphic design?

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Type Worship is 1 year old

What a year it’s been: Approaching 20,000 Tumblr followers and over 300 posts.

Thank you to all who have followed, ‘liked’ and reposted.

Here’s a top ten round-up of my favourite and most popular posts:

Feb 2012: Typography Sketchbooks: A review of the reviews

Typography Sketchbooks: A review of the reviews

Jan 2012: Eureka Tower, 3D Car Park Signage

3d Car park Signs

Dec 2011: Yulia Brodskaya:Paper Typography

yulia-brodskaya

Nov 2011: Dominique Falla:We are all a part of the same thing

We are all a part of the same thing

Oct 2011: Hand Eye:Letterpress stationary

TotalContent stationary

Aug 2011: Laser decks:Etched skateboards

Lazer decks

July 2011:Mathematical Typography, 20 millions lines of colour

Math Type

Sept 2011:London Loves Letters,Household typography

London Loves type

May 2011: Type Worship:Blue ligature No.1 

Blue ligature

April 2011: Clothing labels:Fashion or Graphic design?

SuperDry label

Old Ampersand woodblock printing

At the St. Bride printing workshops yesterday I had the opportunity to print some wonderful mismatched ampersands from their historic collection using one of their  Vandercook Pre-Presses.

Now some of these large woodblocks are well over 100 years old so despite packing out the paper and adjusting for the slight printing height differences, two of the blocks had sunken deeply in the middle leaving a void on the print.  

See more on the St. Bride Library “The world’s foremost printing and graphic arts Library”