Thursday, February 24, 2011

Friends of Type

If you haven't already, check out Friends of Type – a place where artist and designer friends share daily lettering experiments.
"This is a sketchbook, an archive, a dialogue. The posts are sketches and ideas on visualized language; a collaborative habit born out of the realtime interactions that made us friends in the first place."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Matt Lyons - A drawing a day in 2011

UK designer Matt Lyons, whose work has been spotlighted by us before, is embarked on an ambitious project... a drawing a day this entire year.  You can check it out at:

To see more of his work go to:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Seb Lester, passionate about letterforms

Trained in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, Seb now
works in London as a type designer, illustrator and artist.

He has created typefaces and type illustrations for some
of the world's biggest companies, publications and events,
including the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times,
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and JD Salinger's final
reissue of The Catcher in the Rye.

Previously a Senior Type Designer at Monotype Imaging
for nine years, he developed custom typefaces for clients
including British Airways, Waitrose, The Daily Telegraph,
H&M and Barclays.

He is passionate about letterforms.

You can read an interview with Lester by going to the following link:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Water & Ink

The following was passed on by Claudia Crisan...

Shinichi Maruyama, who lives in New York, takes a glass of water (or sometimes a mop or a big calligraphic brush) and with a swirl of his hand or his wrist or by some voodoo which he probably can’t explain, he is able to turn sheets of liquid molecules into Japanese calligraphy. He calls them "Kusho" or "writing in the sky."
This, for example, is ink in midair...

Friday, January 7, 2011

NEW! CA's 1st Ever Typography Annual

Communication Arts' new Typography Annual has just been released and it features some really great work, including lots of hand lettering.  Don't miss seeing it!  Here's a sampling...