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"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" Typography under the bonnet

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" 
Typography under the bonnet

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: John Palowski
Posted: Jan 25th 2013
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  This week our FT students have just been tested on their knowledge on the basics of the anatomy of a typeface (all of whom passed with flying colours – clever bunch!). We think they're ready for a bit of advanced theory… and where better to start than this beautiful new publication by ...
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Book Quotes to Illustrations

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Category: Art, Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Typography,

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Posted: Jan 11th 2013
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Check out these great posters by New York designer Evan Robertson – inspired by quotes from favourite authors. ...

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

Category: Art, Books, Illustration,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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very sweet collection of illustrations from a book called Missed Connections – all inspired by messages left on Craigs List. Love the idea, love the style. ...

Design is a Job

Design is a Job

Category: Books, Resources / Reference, Web / Design,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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I'm about halfway through this book and its brilliant. If you're thinking of going out on your own as a freelancer or starting your own design business this is a must read. In fact all Mike's advice would work for you dealing with your art director as well. Design is a Job from A Book Apart...
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Timothy Goodman: FlexFit Tupac Mural

Timothy Goodman: FlexFit Tupac Mural

Category: Design / Interactive, Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 24th 2012
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Timothy Goodman is a pretty damn amazing designer and hand-letterer. He was the talent behind the beautiful Ace Hotel mural, and recently he was asked to do another at the FlexFit trade show in August. Tim spent close to nine hours hand-lettering one of Tupac's best known songs, ...

Jessica Hische for Penguin Classics

Jessica Hische for Penguin Classics

Category: Books, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Sep 20th 2012
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Clever old Penguin Books - they have persuaded Jessica Hische to do a daily drop-cap inspired series of book covers for their new Classics range. Rather lovely they are too. Via ...

Simon & Schuster Book Jacket Competition

Simon & Schuster Book Jacket Competition

Category: Art, Blogs, Books, Competitions, Design / Editorial, Design / Packaging, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Brittany
Posted: Sep 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Next year, Simon & Schuster will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, Fahr...

Logotype

Logotype

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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  For all the (well deserved, I should add) hype about digital there certainly are a lot of BEAUTIFUL books being released at the moment. One of the picks has to be the latest in a series from Laurence King Publishers, Logotype. The hugely successful (and essential inclusions on any serious designe...

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Still on the Scandinavian theme, this book was a recent purchase with a birthday gift card (thanks, Jules!) and remains a favourite. Full of all that sexy design work that those Northern Eu...
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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Category: Art, Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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I'm one of those people who silently fumes when I get a loaned book back from a friend and pages have been dog-eared. Have some of these people not heard of bookmarks?! So I've had to put my overly book-protective nature aside for a bit to fully appreciate the beauty of what Nicholas Jones does to various precious tomes. Simply...
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