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A Life in Books: A Typography and Design Tour de Force

Warren Lehrer, a founding faculty member of the Designer as Author MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and head of the graphic design program at Purchase College, SUNY, has spent a decade writing and …

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Image of the Day, 12/05/2013: House holiday cards

The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! It shouldn’t be surprising that House Industries knows how to put together some amazing …

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Image of the Day, 12/04/13: Christmas cards

The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! These gold-stamped Christmas cards by Singapore-based LemonGraphic employ strong typography and high quality printing …

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Image of the Day, 11/26/13: Christmas boxes

The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! Who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of Carluccio’s chocolates, especially given these immaculately …

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Image of the Day, 11/22/2013: Calendar

The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! Some holidays get all the ink, but when was the last time you properly …

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Immoveable Type

Stencil was a moveable immoveable form of typesetting. In the early 1900′s, S.G. Monce Inc. manufactured the IMPROVED INTERCHANGEABLE “LOCK” STENCIL set with complete set of capital letters, numbers,and more. The only thing that’s old fashioned about this set is, that it was made in the early 1900s.

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Image of the Day, 11/06/2013: Typefight

The Typefight Print Shop is back and pitting letterpress prints against each other in a battle for supremacy (or at least a little fun). The prints of each competitor are available in very limited edition 25 print runs. Below is …

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Image of the Day, 10/28/2013: Lou Reed poster

Today we pay tribute to Lou Reed, who died Sunday, with this famous “Set the Twilight Reeling” poster by Stefan Sagmeister from 1996. Check out the packaging for the album here. Via Sagmeister & Walsh.

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The Forgotten Typographic Art of Price Tags

Next to cash register receipts, common price tags are arguably the most taken for granted pieces of graphic design. Many today are rendered by computer, so why bother showering them with respect. Some are, of course, handwritten without the flair of a true letterer. And most are stock designs that come from a few different business stationery outlets that sell various merchant necessities.