Posts Tagged ‘Typography’

Points of Interest

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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!


Type Everything

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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.


Vintage Sugar Cube Packets

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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.


Jeff Rogers x YWFT

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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!


Sanborn Fire Insurance Typography

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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.


Note Cards

Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.