Situated in the middle of Los Angeles is Aardvark Letterpress, a company that has been in business for over 45 years. Family owned and operated, they create some of the best quality letterpress pieces in the United States.
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Monotype introduces Johnston100: A contemporary update to Transport for London’s Johnston typeface, marking the centennial of its use across the London bus, rail and Underground systems.
Remastered by Monotype to bring back the original flavour of the Johnston design developed 100 years ago, Johnston100 expands the palette of the original typeface to embrace both contemporary typographic trends and new digital requirements. Johnston100 includes five weights of the design, including two brand new contemporary weights: hairline and thin, and will start appearing across the TfL network later this year. Johnston was originally designed by Edward Johnston in 1916 and is instantly recognisable as the graphic language of London.
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A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters. A collaborative effort between Google and Monotype, the Noto typeface is a truly universal method of communication for billions of people around the world accessing digital content.
This is turning into Hand Lettering Video Week! Here’s another nice video that documents the process of creating a hand lettered design; note the way that Rodriguez alternates between digital and analogue tools to create artwork that uses each to its best advantage.
Mary Kate McDevitt hand-lettering illustrator talks about how she bridged the gap between graphic design and illustration.
Brand New (a site that reports on branding and logo design) highlights the hand drawn lettering created by artists Yani & Guille for a famous food fair in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Keep this in mind as a great piece of reference and inspiration for our hand lettering projects this fall. See the full project on Behance
Picturesque Sketches in Spain Taken During the Years 1832 & 1833
David Roberts (1796–1864, Scotland) was a Scottish landscape painter, known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. (source: insipit)
Though studies have shown that proximity and conversation can produce creative ideas, there’s little research on the designs needed to facilitate the process. Still, there are commonalities.
In many of the new buildings, an industrial look prevails, along with an end to privacy. You are more likely to find a garage door and a 3-D printer than book-lined offices and closed-off classrooms, more likely to huddle with peers at a round table than go to a lecture hall with seats for 100. Seating is flexible, ranging from bleachers to sofas, office chairs to privacy booths. Furniture is often on wheels, so that groups can rearrange it.