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Sign Painters, Documentary & Book About Sign Painting in America

I’m looking forward to this. Cartoonists, designers, and many more obsess over lettering, but not like these folks.

(via hifructosemag)

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Chris Gardner, who drew our beautiful Drawn logo, shows some sketches and preliminary work for a logo he drew for a new iOS word game called Letter by Letter that launches today.

I’ve been playing a closed beta of the game for the past few weeks, and I’m complete addict. Its the perfect mix of Scrabble, Boggle, and Risk with short, but challenging turns that require some crafty strategy and a healthy vocabulary.

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States Motto Project by Erik Marinovich

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New packaging and identity for Nuts.com (formerly “Nuts Online”) …designed by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut… [with a] logo and type based on his own hand-drawn alphabet, digitized by Jeremy Mickel. The identity is complemented with nut character illustrations by Christoph Niemann. (via Brand New: Nuts.fun)

New packaging and identity for Nuts.com (formerly “Nuts Online”) …designed by Pentagram partner Michael Bierut… [with a] logo and type based on his own hand-drawn alphabet, digitized by Jeremy Mickel. The identity is complemented with nut character illustrations by Christoph Niemann. (via Brand New: Nuts.fun)

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A collection of horror movie titling/logos. Via Christian Annyas of the Movie Title Stills Collection.

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Alphabetcha, a gruesome alphabet by Nathan Walker.

Alphabetcha, a gruesome alphabet by Nathan Walker.

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The Dead Words offers up creative lettering and typographical renderings of forgotten words.

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Some illustration/lettering process tips from Britt Wilson.

Some illustration/lettering process tips from Britt Wilson.

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The Art of Hermann Zapf, c. 1967

(via Dustin Harbin on Twitter)

(Source: vimeo.com)

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(via Handlettered logos from defunct department stores)
A beautiful collection of hand-rendered script lettering from old department stores.

(via Handlettered logos from defunct department stores)

A beautiful collection of hand-rendered script lettering from old department stores.

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Playful type from Skip Sterling Illustration

Playful type from Skip Sterling Illustration

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Peace, a beautiful new screen print from calligrapher Seb Lester.

Peace, a beautiful new screen print from calligrapher Seb Lester.

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If I ever open a business with a storefront, I’m hiring these amazing dudes to paint my signs! Super-duper!

(via Juxtapoz Magazine - Flights of Genius by Stephen Powers Video | Current)

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Yesterday I tweeted about some problems I was having on a job, and someone (thank you!) sent me this link as inspiration. The page lists dozens of wonderful old comics’ splash pages (and covers) that integrated mastheads and titles into the layout, rather than just having it sit there, essentially obscuring the illustration behind it. Obviously, Will Eisner did this better than anyone else. The one I picked here is one of the cleverest I’ve ever seen. Look at that. Knocks me out. So lovely. 

…everything changed with the appearance of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” (1940). ”The Spirit” was published as a seven-page supplement to the comics section of American Sunday newspapers. As a supplement tucked inside newspapers, “The Spirit” did not depend on being visible on the newsstands. It was not limited by the need for recognizable branding like “Superman.” Not only did he change the masthead of “The Spirit” for every issue, but very soon, the masthead became an integral part of the scene/set. (via Spirit of the Stone Type — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers)

The author posted an entire set of these on Flickr with over 75 examples. 

Yesterday I tweeted about some problems I was having on a job, and someone (thank you!) sent me this link as inspiration. The page lists dozens of wonderful old comics’ splash pages (and covers) that integrated mastheads and titles into the layout, rather than just having it sit there, essentially obscuring the illustration behind it. Obviously, Will Eisner did this better than anyone else. The one I picked here is one of the cleverest I’ve ever seen. Look at that. Knocks me out. So lovely. 

…everything changed with the appearance of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” (1940). ”The Spirit” was published as a seven-page supplement to the comics section of American Sunday newspapers. As a supplement tucked inside newspapers, “The Spirit” did not depend on being visible on the newsstands. It was not limited by the need for recognizable branding like “Superman.” Not only did he change the masthead of “The Spirit” for every issue, but very soon, the masthead became an integral part of the scene/set. (via Spirit of the Stone Type — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers)

The author posted an entire set of these on Flickr with over 75 examples. 

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I tripped over Lydia Nichols's work on Dribbble, and afterwards I had to go through each and every image in her portfolio. Completely worth the visit! Her illustrations, design, and lettering are all great colors and wonderful organic shapes. Such fun work!
I have a thing for tigers too, so this Colonel Windpipe contribution made me all warm and fuzzy as well:

I tripped over Lydia Nichols's work on Dribbble, and afterwards I had to go through each and every image in her portfolio. Completely worth the visit! Her illustrations, design, and lettering are all great colors and wonderful organic shapes. Such fun work!

I have a thing for tigers too, so this Colonel Windpipe contribution made me all warm and fuzzy as well:

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