The speakers at this year’s CPH:typo has just been announced and guess what, I’m one of them! YEY! I’m so exhited cause it’s a really great line-up of very talented people. The theme this year is the physical letter, as in letters in 3 dimensions, away from screens and paper. Here’s a little visual presentation of the speakers…well…all except me, but you know me :-) I’ll be speaking about the Be My Valentine, Bitch! exhibit and I think it will be gooooood! Hope to see you there!
More info here.
Barbara Dechant runs the fantastic Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin, a museum of letters, what could be better.
I think Evelin Kasikov might be my kindred spirit and I can’t wait to talk craft with her.
Tomi Vollauschek has done this most amazing book that is one of my faves in my book collection. Just filled with yummy physical type!
Last but not least Autobahn, two very creative guys focusing on good concepts and ideas rather than eye candy (Hell yeah!).
I’ve showed you Bela Borsodi before but I just want to show you a few more of the spatial letters that he did cause they are just so briliant. I love how accurate they are and how much work has gone into fitting them correctly. He has also done so many other kick ass photo projects.
See more: http://www.belaborsodi.com
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HELLOOOO!!!??? Are you still there. I haven’t died, just been super busy with the opening of my exhibit. It’s been crazy, but it’s up now and you’re welcome come by and have a look. Here’s two pieces and I’ll show you more just as soon as I find out how on earth to photograph them.
The phrase means “Thanks for all your shit bitch” and it was an ex-boyfriend’s last words to me. The exhibit isn’t about him, I’ve just always thought it was such a ridiculous phrase so when looking for something ugly to write in really cumbersome crafts it was right there. And it was just perfect for an anti-Valentine exhibit :-) You can find opening hours on the website of the gallery http://vesscph.tumblr.com/
The first piece is done in crochet and the second one is 34.000 threaded beads…that took a while! ;-)
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Check out these cards by Brooklyn based Enormous Champion. I LOVE them! I think this is a really original way of using script the combination with a kind of 70’s texture embossy look just works wonders and I haven’t seen anything look like this before. WANT!
See more: http://enormouschampion.com
I’ve noticed Canadian Ray Fenwick’s work many times in magazines during travels in the States and he always manage to put a smile on my face. He’s done job for loads of cool mags like GOOD, New York Times and Real Simple and his work is always spot on, integrating illustration with a bit of handlettering and an original colour palette. Wicked!
See more: http://rayfenwick.ca
There seams to be a trend about anatomy and bones in graphic design these days. Here’s another example, a really beautiful exploration of the anatomy of type by Swedish studio Solution.
See more: http://www.solution.se/
Here’s one of those must have books, by Steven Heller and my idol Louise Fili. It is just PACKED with wonderful script specimens, a page turner of eye candy, YUM!
Buy here on Amazon.