Steven Heller talks to Oliver Jeffers (one of my favourite illustrators letterers and book typographers) about his career, process and new monograph “Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind & Drawing Hand.” The book gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art, the story of his love of books and bookmaking. The Heller interview is super insightful too.
Martin Venezky is an artist, designer, photographer, and educator. In his practice, he tells stories by combining and recontextualizing images and objects found in the world to create new worlds. His process reveals a lot about his own story too — one of imperfection, surprise, and patience. Learn more at Letterform Archive
A short documentary on the work and life of San Francisco designer, Martin Venezky. I loved hearing his take on assembly and collision of objects in compositions. Super interesting!
In this overtly digital environment, we operate in the is an unmistakable allure to all things analogue and handmade. So it is no surprise that the genre of distressed typefaces that are digital creations with analogue aesthetics are growing in number. What sets Kontiki apart from other faces in this category is that it was faithfully produced analogue in an exhaustive carve/print process and then digitized. As a result, Kontiki has an authenticity, warmth and variance which sets it head and shoulders above its peers.
James Edmondson’s knowledge sharing roll contnues with this excellent primer on vectors “extrema is the plural form of extremum. Math people will understand this to be the maximum or minimum value of a function. For our purposes, the extrema are the highest, lowest, farthest right, or farthest left point on a curve.”
Booking now open for edge decoration at London book arts, Learn the techniques of traditional edge decoration from book & paper conservator Abigail Bainbridge. Participants will learn how to prepare text block edges and carry out two edge-colouring techniques, as well as optional burnishing for a shiny finish.
Seb Lester’s New Skillsahre calligraphy course is next level! I have found each module super easy to follow and he provides proportional resources, templates and tips to help you ensure your penmanship is polished! Use this code to check it out with 2 months of premium skillshare access for free.