A blog dedicated to my love for typography.
Practice Makes Perfect (365 days of design!)
Day 87 - More/Less
I like this
The south americans type-designers Luciano Vergara and Coto Mendoza have released a new lovely font based catchwords in brush calligraphy. The family comes with a wide variety of choices, even non calligraphic styles like hand made roman letters that make a good combination with the catchwords included in the family. Also comes with floral dingbats and botanical ornaments. The inspiration behind this family comes from the Brazilian culture with “cheerful and warm people”, the designers said.
Download it here: http://myfonts.us/byAsHp
Watch “The Mundane Goddess” here.
Directed by Henco J
Produced by Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Carter Swan
I had the recent pleasure of designing the posters for the three winning films of this year’s Jameson’s First Shot film competition starring Uma Thurman. The contest is put on by Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street Productions, and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
These were all hand done with ink and then scanned in and colorized. I had a blast making them and allowing myself to be more loose in style but still strong conceptually. Thanks to Kate Addy, Joanne Hunt and John Carroll for their amazing direction and support and the opportunity to work on this project
London Transport Type
Last week I had the chance to visit the London Transport Museum in the old Flower Market building in Covent Garden Piazza.
I’d been meaning to go for a while, particularly after the 100th anniversary of Johnston’s pervading typeface last year, and to see the history of the iconic roundel logotype which first appeared in 1908.
With a rich visual heritage spanning 200 years there’s plenty of graphic design and typography to see. There’s a decent sized display dedicated to graphic design and signage of the transport system with lots of printed ephemera. However type and lettering examples cover everything: vintage buses, underground carriages, posters, wayfinding.
Above, you can see some print examples together with hand–painted signage, ceramics, metalwork, and even some beautiful Pouchée type in use.