Category Archives: typography

Friday Night Flicks: Making Faces

Tonight’s flick is a trailer, a little taste of a longer film called Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century. The trailer shows Canadian  graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer engaged in some of the processes involved in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Offbook: Type

Tonight’s flick is a little longer than usual, but since it is a holiday weekend for many, perhaps you can fit it in. Offbook: Type is from PBS Digital Studios, and features Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Typeface Designers; Paula … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Gastaloops

Tonight’s flick is a mesmerising collection of 100 gifs created by Gasta in one of those self-inflicted internet challenges. From the text on the Vimeo page: Browsing on internet I found a few people that are keeping themselves busy with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Beauty of Letterpress

Tonight’s video was produced by Neenah Paper and Crane® Papers as part of a fund-raising campaign for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in the community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.     If you have a few minutes to … Continue reading

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The Beauty and The Beast

I received a lovely gift this past week: a second-hand but mint condition copy of The Beauty and The Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, in the 1858 J. R. Planché English translation.

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Additional Alphabets

I wrote last week about being given some items by a friend. She was clearing out her late husband’s study and wanted to find a good home for things she has no use for. I showed you lots of pens … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Helvetica and Helvetica Now

Helvetica is one of those fonts that some people love to hate, but like most fonts (yes, I would even include Comic Sans) it has its uses. There are two short flicks tonight. The first is an animation by Jon … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About A Lot Of Things

I am currently working on two projects which I can’t show you as they are planned entries in a juried competition. In the unlikely event that one or other of the jurors should stumble across this blog, it would rather … Continue reading

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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Spooktacular

In honour of the upcoming festival of Hallowe’en, here’s a short animated alphabet from Adam Osgood with soundtrack by Donnie Moore.     Perhaps you will be inspired by the video to make an unusual costume this weekend.

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