Pol Solsona continues to show us that Comic Sans can be beautiful if used right. About a month ago I stumbled upon his project and now he has some new work up. With his project Fuck Stereotypes he turns the dogma surrounding Comis Sans upside down and tries to find the true value of the plaged type. He has a tumblr now for your following convenience :)
A Specimen by William Caslon, Letter-Founder, circa 1728. View bigger!
A while ago I posted the black book of Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman from the eighties, but since the eighties ‘Shoe’ put a little calli in graffiti and thus Calligraffiti was born. He describes it as traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude. Watch the video and see how it’s done!. And really: check his site, it’s freaking fantastic what he can do with ink or paint or markers or a parallel pen or a piece of plastic…
There are 3 new short films in the Live the Language series. Albin Holmqvist is the one responsible for the lovely typography and there’s a strong team of talented creatives behind these movies led by director Gustav Johansson. He shot those with .. wait for it.. yes a Canon 5d of course! I
want need one plus I need to go to Syndey, it will be good for my mental well-being :).
Fuck Stereotypes is a typographic experiment by Pol Solsona. He tries to find the true value of comic sans. I think it’s quite beautiful what he created thus far, but as I understand the project is still in progress, I’m curious what will come next.
Pol Solsona is a Catalan graphic designer & art director based in Helsinki, Finland.
Ever wondered who did the lettering on all those LP’s in the eighties? It’s Michael Manoogia, since the late 1960s he handcrafted letterings for dozens of clients in the music and entertainment industry. Above are some sketches from some of his famous typographic logos. I’m loving the fatburger sketches, almost makes me wanna grab a burger. I wouldn’t go as far as to put on a Kenny Rogers record though ;).
There’s an insightful interview with Manoogia over at the so much pile up blog.
A trailer for a book, how cool is that!
Making Books In The Days Of The Linotype
This vintage short documentary produced by Encyclopædia Britannica Films Inc. in 1947 explains the process from copy setting to binding. Before inktjet printers, setting, printing and binding books was a time-consuming and laborious process. The video shows what it took to produce just one book. It’s fascinating.
And now some Wim Crouwel from the man himself. The exhibition in the Temporary Stedelijk in Amsterdam is really worth a visit, I saw a lot of stuff I hadn’t seen before! Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey is on till october 10th 2011, but if you’re unable to visit you can pick up the exhibition catalog. It contains Crouwel’s posters, documents, manuals - even his stamps and personal photographs - presented in the raw, bare-concrete setting of the Crouwel archive.
Some high resolution posters on flyergoodness.