Letterer Kate Pullen’s “The A to Z of Things I’ve Pulled Out of My Dog’s Mouth” combines type, art and dogs three of my favourite things! Three years after adopting her staffy Vinnie kate writes “we find ourselves in the midst of this A to Z, from the somewhat expected, to the slightly peculiar and the downright disgusting." All humans and dogs welcome, at the shows opening 17 November, 12-3pm at Lamington Drive, Collingwood
Decorata pairs the talents of supreme lettering artist Martina Flor and masterful type designer Neil Summerour. For this unique project, Martina created several versions of the alphabet and its decorative layers in her eye-catching style. Neil then took those designs and created an enormous eight-style font family that respects the designer’s need for control and capitalizes on the artist’s expressiveness.
This is Daves interpretation on the classic bell bottom script genre. Funkford started as a lettering commission for NYMag, and after 9 months of thinking, sketching, drawing and redrawing, Dave is ready to share it with us all - I just purchased this fab face and am excited to try it out. Buy it - Support Dave and the development of fun new future fonts!
Laura Meseguer did a graphic artist residence at the AGA LAB in Amsterdam. Where she had access to silkscreen and risography print production. The residency led to the conception of a (typo)graphic exhibition called Expanding the Craft which featured outstanding artwork and a beautiful publication entitled letrazine
From renaissance writing books to contemporary children’s books, the endeavor to form text into image is found throughout the Letterform Archive. Assistant Librarian, Kate Goad, brings these threads together in our latest collections feature, highlighting examples of shaped text that span centuries and formats.
This pair of limited-edition cotton tote bags are the result of a year-long project for which Pooja Saxena drew the Devanagari letter “ka” in a different way every week. From abstract to calligraphic, stencilled to bitmap and extra-condensed to super-wide, she captured every style in the book, and these totes look super cute
I spent the morning doing Erik Marinovich's Skillshare class and lettering envelope compositions! Erik's teaching style was excellent - he was encouraging but also realistic about what people could achieve. He spoke of the importance of continued learning, practice and lots and lots of drills making shapes to build muscle memory to really elevate your lettering skills.
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
TypeThursday raises the baseline on letterform design and use through friendly, moderated, group discussions of type-centric works in progress with letterform lovers who gather to talk type over drinks. Here’s how TypeThursday helped Cristina Vanko’s why not lettering ascend.
Ahead of our may 17th event in Auckland I wrote a short article on the visual literacy of wine (& type) lettering talent Craig Black and I are collaborating on this event where we use memory, connotations and emotion to express the characteristics of delicious wines in a series of hand lettered labels. It’s going to be an ace event and I’d love to see you there!