Typographic letterpress prints Sheaff : Ephemera. They have been given the rather grand title of Typotecture’s, formed from the architectural nature of the designs
A drool worthy collection of photos from the ‘New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standard Manual 1970′ designed by Massimo Vignelli.
Further to my mini-series on vintage building signage and typography ‘Robins Brewery’ and ‘Vintage Typography in the Wild’, this post tackles a modern version of these painted building signs. The building in question is based in the historic town of Lewes and sits on the edge of the towns main through road junction.
Some hilarious and slightly disturbing advertisements from the 1930′s, a vintage wonderland. They really were ‘Mad Men’. Apologies for the quality of some of these images, they were sent to me in a email, so no idea of the origination of them. If any one knows where these images may have originated from then do let me know so I can put appropriate credits.
Stumbled on this excellent collection of vintage and minimal identity work created by Noel Martin. Noel Martin was a renown self-taught typographer and designer who studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Martin was celebrated for modernizing museum graphics and industrial trade catalogs. In 1953, he was featured in MoMA’s landmark design exhibition, Four American Designers, along with Herbert Bayer, Leo Lionni, and Ben Shahn.
Collection of vintage logos from a mid-70′s edition of the book World of Logotypes. This Flickr set has done the rounds countless times, with views in excess of 4568. Time to include a link to it here.
Finding some real ace logo sets on Flickr or late, this one is no exception. Various logos, emblems, signs, letterpress blocks of 1950′s and 1960′s machinery and supply catalogues. Depression Press also has other Flickr sets of typography, design related images.
It’s that crazy time of year again, so to mark the occasion in style, I have prepared the following Christmas typographic giveaway. Up for grabs are 12 pretty neat ‘gifts’, and as the title clearly states, mostly typographic in nature.
This is a rather special self submitted list. Are you stupid? Are you a stupid failure? Are you a stupid and utter embarrasment to colleagues and friends? Are you in fact so stupid, that you have perfected the art of cloak and dagger, you are in fact a closet secret failure. On the outside apparently cool, calm and collected, with nothing but a string of good fortune behind them, but secretly hide a shame that’s just too awful to contemplate?
Due to some pretty serious Mac issues over the last few days, I have lost all emails relating to some blog posts that I have been doing on a regular basis. This means that if you have previously sent me an email for any of my logo posts in the last few weeks, I no longer have these to hand.
Since adopting a Wuufoo form for InJustCreative, the flow of quote requests has more than doubled. At least for me. Granted some of it could be just coincidence and good fortune. But ever since, I am receiving more direct approaches for work than I did. Granted, not all end in work, but it certainly helps with general confidence and state of mind if nothing else.
Define in your own words, what you personally feel the definition of ‘The True Logo Design Service’ should be. What is the difference between a amateur, and a seasoned and experienced logo designer. What is the Holy Grail of Logo Design Service to ‘the’ customer.
So here we are, finally after a good month of posting the initial ‘Shout Out’ for the Best UK Designers and Geeks on Twitter, this post contains a selection of the UK Tweets who submitted their details for inclusion in this Twitter list. This is not a collection I went out researching, most are all… Read More →
If you want to participate in the ‘Logo Design Roundup – Over 50 Ways Designers Promote & Brand Themselves’ post then read said post for information on where to send the artwork, logos etc. As I mention, no deadline for this, as it will be ongoing for as long as people continue to send me new logos.
But I guess I am aiming this at the confident designer or blogger, who is trying to get a simple or important message across, focus on content using design to enhance rather than to distract.
Each of the fourteen carefully crafted chapters guide the reader through different aspects of design; from layout to colour and contrasts. The book goes on to looking into typefaces including different type and placement.