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 …
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.
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.
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.
Entertaining gallery from Letterology of vintage book illustrations, packaging, comic book covers and this, an 1860 clipper ship card for a ship called the Witchcraft.