Gray bomb

Found via Memento Mori

‘Orange Hopefuls, remember these!’


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Found via imjur

‘Nature of Language’

‘In July 2013, artist José Parlá painted Nature of Language, a mural commissioned by SNØHETTA and North Carolina State University for the James B. Hunt Library in Raleigh. The library is best known for its architecture and technological integration, including a large robotic book storage and retrieval system which houses most of the university’s engineering, textiles and hard sciences collections.’

Jose Parla’s lettering art in a library. Syncs with concepts I’m throwing around in my Friday night type class.

Found via Graffuturism

Tschichold’s ‘Typografische Vormgeving’


‘rare Belgian newspaper article on the publication of Jan Tschichold’s ‘Typografische Vormgeving’ (unfortunately no information on the name of the newspaper nor the date)’

Found via typojo

Jan Tschichold sketches


‘Sketches by Jan Tschichold found in the National Library in Leipzig, Germany’

If one is going to do a Tschichold revival, one should pour through an archive, no?

Photos posted on Behance with a link to Sebastian Nagel’s Tschichold revival, Iwan Reschniev.















Found via Thinking Form

Stephen Fry on language

It’s interesting how celebrity works.

I’ll often bring up Stephen Fry in the classroom (and mention his incredible Gutenberg documentary for the BBC) but very few students have heard of him. Then I mention Hugh Laurie and House, then draw the connection to Fry and Laurie and – just let things happen.

(I also think Laurie should have played Archer on the Star Trek prequel series, but what do I know)

Designer Matthew Rogers took Fry’s comments on language – which has this wonderful way of evolving – and made it visual (above).

I am currently working on a project where I’m screwing with language for fun. Google Translate is a great video game, no scores or explosions (unless you look them up); but always fascinating results.

Found via Upworthy

Meticulous ink

A look at contemporary letterpress printing, the technology that goes back to Gutenberg. Short film by Raspberry and Jam for Cereal magazine.

Celebrate the holidays with zombies!


The great Amanda Burnham has teamed up with the great Tom Beauchamp and the result is Zombie Wrap: Wrapping Paper for Any Apocalyptic Occasion.

Christmas, Birthdays  . . .  with toe tags! All they need is a little Kickstarter push to get things printed. Closes in a few days, donate here.


‘Design Like Nobody’s Watching’


Words and pictures by Grant Snider.

OFFF poster 2013

Years ago Step By Step was a graphic design magazine that showed complex design solutions in a ‘step by step’ process. So was HOW, which broke out HOW things were designed.

Today we assume computers just design everything. Not true. Not everything.

Pictured is the work of Dmitry Karpov. And at Behance, here is the Step by Step breakdown of HOW they were done.

Found via Designcollector Network

The Fuck


‘a nice typo series by talented recent SVA grad Zipeng Zhu’

Timely messages for a bunch of people in my life – including the redneck in the large white truck.






Found via Jessica Walsh

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