the time wasting experiments

beautiful letterpress print project by portland based artist alyson provax that utilizes mundane, everyday moments, in thought-provoking and illuminating ways.

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street (inspired) typography

typography for the people is an awesome collection of street typography from all over the world.  as put by the designers daniel and klaus bellon, “this book is a celebration of typography and highlights the beauty of it in its truest form- not as a profession but as a necessity of everyday life”. included in the book is a cd with fifteen original fonts inspired by street type.

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this is a very cool book about the history of typeface design loaded with hundred of examples from the finest font catalogs ever published. or so they say.

available at taschen

fresh ink on paper

a beautiful video on old-school typography and pleasures in life

design that make me happy

true, the brooklyn-based typographer and illustrator jessica hische does a beautiful work creating logos, book covers, and posters. now her typefaces are something exceptional. she has this project called the daily drop cap in which she handcrafts initial caps and makes them available to the style-driven bloggers and creative folks out there. super cool work, delicate and tasteful.

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take a look outside…it is everywhere

It was only after watching this film that i’ve realized how dependent on this type we have become. The whole story of how the typeface was created in very cool though.

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.