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Category Archives: Typography
Marvellous limited edition typographic chess set by Hat-Trick. Laser cut acrylic pieces based on the typeface Champion (Lightweight) by Hoefler Frere Jones. My birthday is coming up…
Over on the Design Observer site there’s a lovely short article by Edward Ruscha on hand-painted signs. A nice little slide show goes with it. Here’s two brief quotes from the article to give you a taste…
Some sign painters had the facility to make any word grouping look good and make any letter of the alphabet look stylish.
The creators of hand-painted signs have engaged in an elegant and noble art form in all of its extremes, but in a world of computer plastics, where do we go?
Growing tired of all this technology? Well, BBC 4 have a solution for you in the programme: Illuminations The Private Lives of Medieval Kings What a King Should Know.
This has been a wonderful little gem for those interested in Illuminated Manuscripts, book binding and the power of books in Medieval times. Presented with the right balance of enthusiasm and knowledge by Dr Janina Ramirez , it has been a pleasure to watch and coincides with the British Library exhibition: Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.
If you’ve missed it go here.
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) described himself on his gravestone as a stone carver. To many who appreciated his work as a sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer he is far more than that.
Gill remains a controversial figure even today. But it is his for his work that he will be chiefly remembered. I have posted about him before and wanted to commemorate his birthday with a further post today.
Designers and typographers are very familiar with his types which include: Gill Sans (perhaps his most famous), Perpetua, Solus, Joanna, Aries, Bunyan, Pilgrim (a recut of Bunyan) and Jubilee.
The BBC adopted Gill Sans in the 90s for its famous wordmark and on-screen graphics.
Can you spot the logos?
Happy New Year to everyone!