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Friday Night Flicks: Pokras Lampas and Julien Breton

Time for two more calligraphy videos, today featuring “the largest calligraphy artwork in the world” and lettering with light. The rooftop calligraffiti piece by Pokras Lampas may indeed be the biggest in the world. It is certainly large and the … Continue reading

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Life in Circles

Occasionally I notice that my life is recursive: things appear, then disappear, then return –a bit of déja vu all over again. In August of 1996, I attended (as a guest) the combined 114th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Font Men

The former partnership of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones unfortunately ended the way many partnerships end: an acrimonious lawsuit and an out-of-court settlement. In 2013, while still working together, they won the prestigious AIGA medal. This film was produced to celebrate … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making of an Anamorphic Typography Installation

Stefan Leitner, Simon Lemmerer, and Martin Reicht created and photographed an anamorphic type installation for the album cover art for Bam and Mr. Dero’s album, This & That. This video gives a glimpse of the processes involved.     Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Story of AHP Six Typeface

AHP Six is a typeface in the same sense that a bunch of large glass beads is a frog for flower-arranging. From the New North Press website: The blocks, named ‘AHP Six’, are a modular set that can be tessellated … Continue reading

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A Box for Christmas

I received many lovely Christmas presents this year, but I think my favourite was a joint gift from two friends. When unwrapped it looked like this: The hinges are in good condition, but the clasps on the front of the box … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti — el Seed, Rajat Bhele, and Tubs

This week I am posting three short videos, giving you a chance to compare large works by three different calligraffiti artists. The style of each artist is quite distinct.         You could try your hand at a little lettering this weekend, … Continue reading

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While I Was Away

I have actually been visiting Canada’s Left Coast (British Columbia — mostly Vancouver and area) for the past week. Personal book arts activities were non-existent, but I did find some things that relate to artist’s books on my travels. There were two … Continue reading

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Putting Up Mangoes

The title of this post sounds like I might be about to pass on a recipe, but Putting Up Mangoes is the title of a book. Like most book artists, I collect as well as produce artist’s books. This one arrived on Friday. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti — Rajat Bhele

A post on BoingBoing on Monday reminded me that I haven’t posted a calligraphy video for a while. Here’s a short film of Indian calligraffiti artist Rajat Bhele designing and lettering an installation piece for J. J. Hostel, Bandra, Mumbai. … Continue reading

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