Image of the Day, May 30, 2013

Awesome typography and illustration in this poster by Cast Iron for an upcoming Patton Oswalt show. Via Quipsologies.


Image of the Day, May 16, 2013

Music posters by Dirk Fowler are simple, clever and iconic. Read an interview conducted with Fowler last year with New York Times Magazine. Via Design Envy.


Image of the Day, May 1, 2013

Great poster for an AIGA Minnesota event from last year by Minneapolis-based Studio on Fire. Pieces of the poster can be punched out and used as building blocks. Via The Beauty of Letterpress.

Making an Ampersand

The 2012 Legacy of Letters tour and workshop, led by myself and Alta Price, took place in northern Italy this past July. As in previous years, it was an opportunity for calligraphers, letter cutters, typographers, and anyone else passionate about letterforms to study the history of the Roman alphabet in the place of its...

Letterpress Adventures with Moveable Type's Kyle Durrie

Kyle Durrie is the proprietor of the letterpress studio Power and Light Press. I first met her in 2009 at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, where she was sharing a table with my good friend Brandon Mise, of Blue Barnhouse fame. In 2007, Durrie’s apprenticeship with Blue Barhnouse turned into a job, which...

2012 New Visual Artist: Dafi Kühne

Dafi Kühne took a rather circuitous route to becoming a graphic designer. He first fell in love with design during the year he spent studying architecture in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. When he decided that wasn’t a good fit, he dropped out of the program and spent a year working as a...

Greenwich Letterpress Is Just My Type

It is way too easy to spend money at Greenwich Letterpress. Without fail, I manage to leave with some extremely necessary item each time I visit the sunny West Village shop — a journal, some letterpress greeting cards, or maybe a book plate — you know, life’s staples. I am a girl on a...

Today's Obsession: LetterMpress

Over at Kickstarter today, there’s a really interesting potential iPad application going way over its funding goal. LetterMpress is a lovely idea for composing and printing images that act and look a lot like the real thing. Funding up to $15,000 was requested, but founder John Bonadies from central Illinois is more than twice...