Tag Archives: typography

Friday Night Flicks: More Monotype

It is almost two years since I posted some of Monotype‘s promotional videos. Today I have two more: a short short video promoting a new type face called SST and a longer one about the development of the updated Johnston … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Ben Eine

As a follow-up to last week’s videos featuring large-scale lettering, here’s another. Ben Eine uses the traditional tool of the graffiti artist —the spray can— in a highly controlled manner to produce elegant and colourful installations.     You can … Continue reading

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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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