Lucky Brisbane! This is a follow up shout out to remind you all that this winter Better Letters is launching a new three-day workshop in the river city to teach participants the related skills of signwritten lettering and gilding. The techniques will be introduced through the development of two hands-on projects, one being a pre-designed glass piece, and the other a custom wooden panel.
The Creative Independent (a resource of emotional and practical guidance for artists) published a survey about how creatives make money - interestingly - people who promoted their work 1-2 hours per week were more financially stable than those who spent 3 or more hours promoting/sharing their work. The findings are super interesting!
Laïc: is an exciting new independent type foundry founded by Maciej Połczyński, aiming to represent and serve our community by providing high-quality and affordable display typefaces.
Chiswell St was once this was the centre of printing in the City of London. The foundry established by William Caslon in 1737, stood here until 1937. These historic photographs from St Bride Printing Library, taken in 1902 upon the occasion of the opening of the new Hackney Wick Caslon factory
A new online resource on bookbinding ‘Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder's Ancient Craft’ developed by Barr Smith Library’s Lee Hayes, whose detailed text illustrated with examples from the University of Adelaide Rare Books and her own collection will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in the craft and history of bookbinding.
A Melbourne based multi-disciplinary designer specialising in print, typography, art direction and visual identities. Dominique’s type-heavy visualisation of dreams (a graduation project) was recently featured by It’s Nice That, leading me down the rabbit-hole to discover other exciting bookworks and design via her personal site.
More great content on what makes a book cover successful… In this insightful article ten book designers discuss their rejected designs.
Secret 7” partnered with Squarespace to launch Speak Your Mind. A collaboration between DIA Studio and Zach Lieberman, Speak Your Mind is a web-based generative expressive type application that allows users to create their own unique posters to be printed and displayed at the exhibition.