Posts tagged graphic design.
Book Review: The Geometry of Type
There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.
In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.
The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.
The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.
The 100 “essential” typefaces chosen covers a decent range and they have been categorised in the most straight-forward way. Historically it stretches from Gill Sans 1928-32) right up to Heron Serif (2012), but also acknowledges original creation dates for revivals such as Bembo (1495).
I’ve already found it useful in my work and I know I’ll enjoy repeatedly picking it up in the future to compare other typefaces in my collection and those I’ve spotted in the wild.
Well worth picking up a copy. Take a look the book’s online companion on tumblr: The Anatomy of Type
Business cards are not dead. Having a beautifully designed business card will increase its lifespan. I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again: If I ever receive a halfassed business card, it’s ending up in the trash. People have good taste, even if you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, most people do.
See more cards here: http://inspirationfeed.com
Precious Cargo by Paolo Rivera
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.
Doctor Who Series 3: Blink
JD, this is the original, uncut version (if you were curious) -> [x]
Matt Stevens explodes the alphabet in his latest set of typography prints.
Filing this under “Ideas I Wish I’d Had”. These would be lovely letterpressed.
okay, that couldn’t be cooler. bravo to the creative team on that one.
Merry XXXmas Cards
These less that polite Christmas cards are by Calligraphuck, who’s ”Exquisite expletives” emblazon a range of letterpressed cards (see more on their Tumblr). They make up the printing plates from their hand draw sketches.
Sacrilege in Helvetica Bold.
*shudder* That kerning. That leading. THAT FONT.