Posts Tagged ‘Typography’
Nicole Lavelle is easily one of the most interesting people I know. We were introduced through our mutual mentor Kate Bingaman-Burt in 2009. Earlier this summer I previously posted about her bamboo bike trip and in the past few weeks I watched her create a body of work, Points of Interest, in response to her epic journey across America on a bike she built.
“This is a new kind of work for me! I really enjoy writing, and the power of language, and wanted to incorporate more of it into my work.”
This collection of work, ink drawings of words & ideas, was installed at Stumptown Coffee on SE Division Street in Portland, Oregon in September 2011. See/read much more after the jump!
Plain & simple, there’s a new tumblr filled with endless typographic inspiration that’s curated by a team of all-stars. They do a great job citing sources from around the world and from a wide range of time periods.
I’m talking about Type Everything created by Andrei Robu, Craig Ward, Dana Tanamachi, Darren Booth, Dominic Le-hair, Jeff Rogers, Ryan Feerer, Maia Then, Matt W. Moore, Neuarmy.
Flickr user ussiwojima has an incredible collection of a lot of things, but currently I’m enthralled by his extensive vintage sugar cube packet collection. The typography is really nice, but the illustrations are my favorite part. See more after the jump.
Native Texan and typographic extraordinaire, Jeff Rogers, has just finished up 5 new hand drawn fonts for You Work For Them. So uhh you should probably head over there and snag em!
These title pages and letterforms from old Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps made between 1880 and 1920 are absolutely stunning. BibliOdyssey has a wonderful collection of these specimens on their site. The maps were made for insurance purposes, which is what makes them all the more impressive. To think that the time was taken to produce something so intricate for what was essentially a cover page, is astonishing.