This humble blog began some months ago, until this date we have posted 9 wonderful books about lettering, typography and calligraphy. In case you forget the gift for your graphic designer geeky friend here is a recap of all the books featured here, a perfect gift for the typophile or the amateur designer avid of know more about this beautiful discipline (click on the name of every one to see more details):
- The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles.
- Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton.
- New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age.
- Little Book Of Lettering by Emily Gregory.
- Helvetica and the New York City Subways System: The True (Maybe) Story.
- Type Matters! by Jim Williams.
- Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy by R. Klanten.
- Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art of Neils Shoe Meulman
- Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age
In case you want a light review of this books you can visit typographybooks.tumblr.com and see more details.
Have a Merry Christmas guys!
Belinda Love Lee Branding
Finally got around to take photographs of my own branding. Simply, minimal and illustrative are three words that describe my work at it’s best and I thought I’d translate it also on to my personal branding, of course featuring that favorite color of mine- grlue!
The business cards are printed on a 600gsm textured off white cotton paper, with finishing touches of embossing.
To see more of the project: http://goo.gl/dITyNi
The branding concept for Play Optics is based on Josef Albers’ simultaneous contrast studies making one color appear to be two. This was a two week- long project from conceptualization to completion under the direction of Dan Blackman. Collateral materials include eye chart, business cards, stationary, postcard, lookbook, and signage. The nose bridge of the glasses became a unifying element in both the logo and as a pattern on the eyeglass case, lens cloth, and website.
By Lily Clark
A good product designer should develop products that contribute to our lives, helping us as we try to make the best of it. Right? But sometimes we come across questionable products that leave us scratching our heads, I mean are they laughing at our expense? Take the case of…
The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.
I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on some of the most famous stories in history.