Printing on anything


[Tracy Smith] If you have ever found yourself wishing you could just design and print your own stationery, fabric or even furniture, then you should get your hands on Lena Corwin’s newest

book Printing By Hand. This DIYer’s dream-come-true is chock full of hand-printing techniques using stamps, stencils, and silkscreens. Projects include printing stationery, bed sheets, t-shirts, bureaus and more. Free with purchase: gorgeous photography of said projects.

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Handwriting = Typography


[Alyson Kuhn] Handwriting = Typography is the title of an upcoming workshop at the San Francisco Center for the Book {SFCB}, taught by renowned

calligrapher Georgianna Greenwood. This notion seems the perfect follow-up to last week’s posts about TypeCon2009.

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Typeface: The Film


[Alyson Kuhn] Typeface, Justine Nagan’s film about the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum premiered at TypeCon2009 in Atlanta last week. About 300 type types {type aficionados, typophiles, tiposcenti, typomaniacs &c.} attended the screening and the lively panel discussion afterwards. I had a chance to chat with Justine by phone after the happy fact. {I was there in spirit only, but had received an advance copy of the film.} Here are some of her comments.

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So Noted: Origami City


[Laura Shore] We love people who master and then subvert traditional crafts, so we were amazed and inspired by an article in London’s Daily Telegraph. A Japanese origami artist, Wataru Ito, has created an elaborate origami city, using only scissors, paper and glue.

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More than a typographic lovefest


[Allan Haley] TypeCon has been described as “personal and intimate,” “more fun than a room full of type geeks,” “the best place for typographic information and inspiration,” “a typographic lovefest,” and simply “a great little conference.” It is

all of these – and more. TypeCon is held in late summer each year, in a different North American city. This year’s gathering of typographic aficionados was held in Atlanta last week, from July 14 to 19.

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The Zero-Tolerance Factor


[David Mayes] My father, Richard Inskip Mayes, was an English professor, a raconteur, a Beat, a poet, and more. He entrusted four decades worth of his poems to me in 1988, hoping I would be able to print them at my job. Twenty years later, I have finally fulfilled that wish.

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