I stumbled upon these typewriter ads. Oh the typography <3 und die Deutsche Sprache dabei ist einfach wie der Himmel.
Block Heavy Berthold, Romana, Herold Reklameschrift…
Lot’s more here.
Greeting from …
Fabulous postcards with fabulous big type. Get them on the fabulous large letter postcard site.
Words in Freedom
Beautiful stuff from yet again monoskop: Francesco Cangiullo: Piedigrotta: Manifesto on the Dynamic and Synoptic Declamation (1916) [Italian].
Download the full high res pdf here.
A fabulous blog about American wood type: with a focus on organizing and clarifying the historical importance of wood type, Professor David Shields is working to expand the information available on the often elusive histories of nineteenth and twentieth century typographic designs.
Check out the blog section in particular, there are some amazing gems in there.
Paradiso Posters by Martin Kaye
Martin Kaye was Paradiso’s longest serving in-house designer and screen-printer from 1972 to 1983. He designed and printed his posters in the basement of the Paradiso (Amsterdam’s famous poptemple) while famous and less well-known artists performed on the stage upstairs. He designed and cut out the type by hand and used the iris print technique to get the gradiant effects.
And he distributed the print run of about 120 copies himself through Amsterdam. :D
Fabulous riso-printed books by Nina Paim and Angelo van de Wiel: The Cinema Tow Series – Meta-film, Gore Galore & Stop the Image. Nina Paim graduated at the Rietveld in 2012.
Book Covers by Jan Vermeulen
Jan Vermeulen’s excellent type based covers for Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. The back of the book is just as important as the front, as you can see with Turks Fruit and De Walg Vogel. They were a team Vermeulen and Wolkers, until Vermeulen’s death in 1985 he did all the covers for Jan Wolkers. You can see more covers (with the back) over here.
How to Shoplift Books
How to Shoplift Books (Come Rubare Libri), a new book by Californian artist David Horvitz, is a shoplifter’s users guide in both English and Italian. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book. From the very practical, to the witty and romantic, the book reads like simple instructional text artworks by the conceptualists generation.
A number of books were printed with error covers, which Horvitz has buried in Venice during the Book Affair. The book stems from a conversation Horvitz hosted at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair in David Senior’s Classroom series.
1 colour risograph print
17 × 24 cm
edition of 100 copies (sold out) :((((
€15.00 + shipping