Rick Landers and Steven Heller have been producing typographic gifts for the typographically minded professional, student and amateur, and the latest is this handsome Type Journal—part sketchbook, part coloring book, part inspirational repository.
Heller talks with Christopher Fritton about his remarkable journey visiting 137 letterpress shops in 819 days throughout the U.S. and Canada, covering 45 states and four provinces.
Some graphic images and symbols, just like that famous battery bunny, just keep on going and going. Here are a couple of examples.
The ongoing Tolerance Posters/Billboards exhibition curated by Mirko Ilic is traveling throughout Europe, South Africa and other locales. This past week it appeared all across Ljubljana, Slovenia. Unlike previous shows, the posters/billboards have been placed in different locations around the city.
Heller talks with Ellen Weinstein about her new book, Recipes for Good Luck (Chronicle Books), which lists the unique practices—from quirky superstitions to performance rituals as well as creative processes—and curious habits of a slew of influential people.
Poczta, illustrated by Franciszka Themerso, addresses technical knowledge, but in itself is also an example of '30s avant garde art and design. The book was published thanks to funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Over the course of the last year, Michael Gillette drew more than 50 dog portraits. Today, March 24 through April 23, they are exhibited in "Year of the Dog" for the first time at Luna Rienne 3318 22nd St. San Francisco.
In response to last week's post on the Auschwitz symbol of resistance—the upside-down 'B'—questions were raised whether it was deliberate or stylistic. Here, Heller discusses the evidence.
Heller savors everything about the Klimowski Poster Book by Andrzej Klimowski. Klimowski was a product of the Polish poster art tradition yet established his own methods and collagist madness.
Michael Rossum has been printing small collections of design artifacts for "The Closest Friends of Kat Ran Press" for a number of years. His most recent #7 is Designs on Shaw, a sweet little appreciation of interpretations of George Bernard Shaw's work.