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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Cork & Wire


[Alyson Kuhn] Oh-là-là! Behold the Eiffel Tower made of cork and wire, the handiwork of artist Steven Leslie, who also thought of Cork & Wire as the title for this post. We could refer to his workplay as a courk de force. This Eiffel Tower was commissioned by Andrea Drexelius of French Basketeer, for her stand at the French Festival in Santa Barbara this past weekend.

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