stunning sign artist & glass embosser

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 | No Comments
stunning sign artist & glass embosser

It’s not my intention to turn my blog into a homage of skills and methods from the past but this video is simply stunning. The craft of David A Smith, a truly exceptional signwriter and glass embosser, is captured brilliantly in this superb film from Danny Cooke. It really highlights the relationship between his creativity […]

morris fuller benton v eric gill who’s the greatest?

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 | No Comments
morris fuller benton v eric gill who’s the greatest?

In the right corner hailing from Brighton England, stands Eric Gill an artist, sculptor printmaker and creator of some of the most beautiful typefaces on the planet. In the left corner a native of Milwaukee USA, stands Morris Fuller Benton one of the most prolific typeface designers the world has ever witnessed. So who’s the […]

how to kern type perfectly

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 | 53 Comments
how to kern type perfectly

There are lots of tips on the best way to perfectly kern a piece of type. As with all design, kerning can be subjective, but some is just plain right or wrong. One trick that stuck with me was from the esteemed Maggie Lewis who was the Head of Typography at J.Walter Thompson for many […]

70’s design in the house

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 | No Comments
70’s design in the house

I’ve got to get me a couple of these great prints from House Industries. I love the whole New York 70’s design feel, I have a shed load of U&LC, a couple of original Photo-Lettering type books and my final college piece was based on the work of Herb Lubalin. Add to that a class […]

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