Posts Tagged ‘Typography’
Typographic illustrations like this get high marks in my book, so seeing this new work by Jeff Rogers is great. Maybe Jeff Rogers will find it in his heart to do one for ATX. We’d be much obliged. See his painted murals we wrote about here. More after the jump.
The problem with digging around the Library of Congress‘ collections is that you can easily spend hours doing it. Sometimes you’ll find amazing stuff and sometimes you’ll see nothing but old scanned paperwork. Today though, I found a ton of American Advertising from between roughly 1840 and 1875. The type alone is just beautiful, but the illustrations are something to gawk at as well. Hours lost or not, the Library of Congress is a treasure trove of inspiration today.
More great ads after the jump.
This book of type specimens is rad. I’m not sure why I have been finding so many that are written in French lately, but good type looks great, regardless of language.
Alphabet is a wonderful animated depiction of the, well, alphabet through the use of the first letter of different famous font names. It’s great to see them drawn out and disappear almost immediately thereafter. Around here though, we feel like Futura bold was a glaring omission.
The Big Animals is the work of San Francisco based designer Erik Marinovich. He is the co-curator of the amazing lettering/typography blog Friends of Type. Mister Marinovich’s lettering is quite charming, but he’s not limited to a certain style, often finding himself as an art director or other roles in the creative process. Check out some of my favorite projects.