I have been a fan of ESPO, aka Steve Powers, for a while now. There’s something about the mix of street art, typography, and kind of Emo messages that gets me every time. Haha. I actually named my mixtape, Never Say Never, after being inspired by this piece. At the time, it was just was fitting to what was going on around me.
In Baile Átha Cliath, we live amongst typography. It influences and informs our every day lives in Dublin, Ireland. This typography-led mini-film was directed and shot in and around central Dublin on February 25.
Sydney artist Numskull recently unveiled his latest series of prints, paintings and installations titled The Weird Machine at Sydney’s Lo-Fi Collective Gallery. I love the bold typography, icon and stencil juxtapositions.
Graphic design posters to music videos instead of movies, events or books? That seems new. Italian designer Federico Mancosu has created a cool set of posters for tracks by such artists as Depeche Mode, Beck, The Chemical Brothers and Jamiroquai.
Brooklyn-based Scott Albrecht is a typographic fine art genius. From drawings and painting to woodwork, fonts and co-founding Process, it seems like there’s nothing Albrecht can’t do. On the eve of his solo exhibition, SOMETHING MISTAKEN FOR NOTHING, I caught up with Albrecht and found that he is as colourful and witty as his work.
This beautiful Marbling Typeface was created by Tiana Vasiljev after a visit to a museum in South Vietnam: ‘each character was created, shaped and photographed individually to create these abstract fonts. The project involved creating and capturing the organic forms that come naturally with the marbling process. All 26 letters of the alphabet were created in upper-case letters’.
Ok, so faced with the option of scrawling anything in beautiful flower type on the blank canvas that the Flower Power website presents, we went for something simple. Creative, huh? No. But this website sure is. Imagination required.
Disguised in the streets of Lisbon as just another old relic lies the latest work from Faile, the Brooklyn based street art collective. The newly constructed Faile Temple transforms modern typography, stencils and print into mosaics, carvings, and ruin in one of the largest modern art projects ever to take place in Portugal. Bringing together […]
Music Philosophy describes itself as ‘a weekly graphic-typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes’. I like to describe it as the coolest way to enjoy songs weekly without having to listen to them.
To Dry For is a boutique collection of designer and artist-commissioned tea towels that are bound to brighten up any drying journey, from dishes to spills to all things in between. These colorful towels sport bold patterns, intricate designs, and impressive typography that range from cheeky to clever to beautiful. Managed by a husband and […]
The Big Picture’s photo essays are some of the best around: insightful, timely and often confronting in the way great photo essays are. Complementing The Big Picture is The Big Caption, a parody site ‘wherein jokes and statements are made using typography’. Sometimes insightful and always snarky, it pairs poignant photography with blunt observations using a thread of hostility.
Unfortunately, I only became familiar with Edward Rondthaler after his passing last year, but his incredible contributions to typography (one of the founding members of the International Typeface Corporation) and crusade to fight illiteracy through spelling reform of the English language will continue to live on. House Industries shot a video of Rondthaler giving a […]
With so many pressing issues out there — such as bomb scares in Times Square amidst the remnants of a global recession — it’s good to see someone has leapt on the most important of them all: what font is your mustache? Some of us in the office are rocking Hoefler’s, but it should be […]