Tag Archives: typography

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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An Accordion Book with Removable Spine

I saw this structure a while back on Pinterest. It turned up again recently. The image is from the announcement of a workshop —now long past— offered by Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo. I tracked down an email address for her and … 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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Home Again

We returned from England on Wednesday evening at 10 p.m. —about 5 a.m. Thursday in England— and I have been busy ever since. The laundry has all been done, and I have had an emergency dental appointment to fix the … Continue reading

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Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Ruscha

The name Ed Ruscha will be familiar to many in the book arts world. Tonight’s flick from Breakwater Studios is a short of Ruscha having his 2015 ‘print’ Zoot Soot die cut at Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles.     … Continue reading

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Planning A New Piece

I backed some more paper this week. Here’s a shot of some self-backed Thai mulberry paper drying. (I’m showing off: I rarely get the edges to match quite this well!) I’m in the design stage for a wall piece, a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book of Letters and All You Need To Know About Graffiti Is In This Book

That’s a very long title for two of the shortest ever Friday Night Flicks. Both videos are demonstrations of unusual books. The first, Book of Letters, was designed by Kristy Higby as a retirement present.     I will let … Continue reading

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