We love big type, especially wood type … and we’re just suckers for vintage type. So when the curators at Felt & Wire Shop showed us the new, imaginative 12 x 20 letterpress prints by Roll & Tumble Press, we simply went N-U-T-S! (We think you will, too, when you hear about the Shop’s special offer). Read on!
[Nancy Wu] I design logomarks for a variety of clients, both big and small. Usually I start with hand-drawn sketches, and I often think of how a logo will look in black only. Even if modern technologies of the interweb (ha!), mobile and tablet apps, and digital printing provide an unlimited color range, there is something wonderful about black. It’s serious. Modern. Mysterious. Classic. Sophisticated. Bold. And beautiful. Furthermore »
[Tom Biederbeck] Tom Morin’s Threads of Influence: The Visual History of a Life in Graphic Design is unique among books about design … maybe among all books by visual artists. Morin — a highly regarded designer of identities, annual reports, books and more — has created a record of his life and work that is equal parts memoir, monograph, family chronicle, essay collection and a history of design in the last decades of the 20th century. I spoke with the author about his creative journey and the threads of influence that brought him to today.
What, exactly, is the future of printed literature? Our friend Brian Singer (Altitude) has created a video commemorating Ray Bradbury’s dystopian touchstone, Fahrenheit 451, which is set to be released as an e-book. Singer explains, “Seemed ironic that a book about book burning would then move to a platform negating the need for a printed book.” Watch the video after the jump. Furthermore »
[Alyson Kuhn] For the last four years, Porridge Papers in Lincoln, Neb., has hosted an event right before Valentine’s Day called Love on the Run. You get to type — on a vintage typewriter — a love note to someone in Lincoln, and then a volunteer will deliver your beautifully packaged note on Valentine’s Day. Now, Porridge Papers founder Christopher James has a Kickstarter campaign going to produce a Love on the Run how-to manual, so studios, stationers and print shops across the country can hop on.
Netherlands web developer Jonathan Bouman has a thing for scrolling websites. After his well-received creation of Scrolldit — a scrolling, visual, Pinterest-esque version of Reddit — Bouman decided to tackle Etsy next. Say hello to Scrollsy. Warning: You might want to bookmark it and go back to it later, or you’ll wonder where your entire day has gone. [SJ]