Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
These are some gorgeous arabic printers plates. These would have been used to advertise the borders and colours that that particular printer had. They are absolutely stunning! I have some more tucked away somewhere that I'll blog at some point. I'm beginning to get really into typography that's in other alphabets and letterforms that I can't understand. It makes you appreciate the letterform so much more if you can't attach a meaning to it I think. I'm toying with the idea of doing an intensive calligraphy course when I graduate so I'll post some examples of that soon.
Apologies for my lapse in the 'daily' element of this blog. I literally haven't had time. Even after my assessment I will be busy with new projects and my dissertation. It's all non stop!
Sunday, 17 January 2010
I should be sick of the sight of stamps but I'm not. Over xmas I was doing a project to rebrand the Royal Mail, which was driving me insane! I've put it to the bottom of my massive to do list (my mid year assessment is next week and I have a million and one loose ends to tie up and projects to finish). Also, We didn't have post for a week or so because of the snow, so I am starting to get a couple of birthday presents and cards through the post, 2 weeks after my birthday so that's always fun.
Sooo I've been to busy to blog until today when I find myself hungover and having an unproductive day. These are images from a book I got for my birthday called Type: v.1: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles by Taschen. It is without doubt one of the most amazing and beautiful books I have ever seen! I will post much much more about it. Literally every page is full of something suitable beautiful and it feels heavy and expensive and fancy (lots of foil blocking - YUM). I will post up some images on my Flickr if anyone can be bothered to take a look.