A couple of years ago I posted a video of David A. Smith the amazing sign writer based in Torquay in South West England. It was nice to get sent this video by the equally talented lettering artist Alison Carmichael and see that David is still doing ridiculously great work. This video shows the process […]
This time last year I did a piece about some posters created by Yee-Haw industries for Jack Daniel’s. Well, this year sees another set of posters created the good old-fashioned way, and not a mac in sight! Watch the videos below that take you through the unique process of three different artists, Helms Workshop in […]
Always been a big fan of Wimbledon. The combination of the green grass, the white clothing the players have to wear and the Pimm’s and strawberries that are generously consumed by the spectators makes it a uniquely British event. This really nice promo from the BBC just added to my enjoyment. I can’t find out […]
From the San Francisco Chronicle is this amazing video, Typecaster for life, about Lewis Mitchell of Arion Press where they still print books the old fashioned way. Using Monotype casting machines that he has been maintaining for 62 years he has lost count of the number of books he has printed. Great quote from Mitchell […]
I’ve heard more designers talk about their thoughts, inspirations and the subtleties of what makes good or successful design, than most people have had hot dinners. Then there’s Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. His take on why America is graphically f***ed is brilliant. I don’t think the UK fares much better to be honest.
Love these retro Muppet concert posters that I saw through twitter, via @thinktradigital. Created by illustrator Michael De Pippo the vector illustrations and simple bold colours are really eye-catching. Looks like they will be screenprinted soon and available through his site. Might have to get a couple for the kids rooms.
There’s not much that can be said about 9/11 that hasn’t been said already. I like to put things on this site that have inspired me in my work. But nothing has ever inspired me in life as much as this short film, The Red Bandana, that my sister-in-law passed on to me. This man, […]
While I’m on this vintage, authentic typography kick, check this video out. Is this the coolest place or what? Yee-haw Industrial Letterpress in Knoxville Tennessee. They even mix some Jack Daniel’s in the ink….brilliant, although a tad wasteful as it could be put to much better use. They have a large shop of prints, t-shirts […]
It’s not very often you get to see work that combines your work passion with your outside passion, but I have, and thanks goes to Zoran Lucić for designing this vast series of typographic posters celebrating the greatest players to have played the game. They have a great retro feel to them and each one […]