Inspired by my previous post, I make a few kitchen utensil icons. I like when a set like this can extend beyond 3 or 4 images; here are 16.
I received a gift last year with come custom frames of odd dimensions. This year, I took out the art and am re-gifting the frames for someone else. (I still appreciate the initial gift, I just need these frames.) The art behind the work that was given to me was this photo set of cast iron wares & utensils. Its pretty popular to take photos of objects from above these days but this sort of photo really sets the tone. I need to find somewhere to put these up now.
Worked on a client logo the other day: the mark on the left is piece of their complete lockup (as seen in a crest). I took some liberties with the line cleanliness and color. Finally, I did a little a flip & rotate and called it finished. Too bad the Florida Marlins didn't get ahold of this sooner.
This year's Christmas cards were printed, stamped and mailed earlier today, just in time to get to folks by Christmas Eve. We went for a simple silhouette cameo of ourselves with simple type & colors.
I completely forgot to post these photos, I probably bought these letters two months ago.
Nick Cox (everyday type) and I have sent a few things back and forth via post and I know he loves type, so I picked up the ligatures and Cooper "N" for him. (I'm hoarding the "5" for my own collection.)
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working on a branding project for a company in Martha's Vineyard. As part of research I was seeing an importance and priority of the local lighthouses. Here are all 5 lighthouses on the island. I'll post more of the branding process—and final design—as its approved.
Introducing Fitz Sans
This might be one of my most annoying posts with all the animated gifs and simultaneous motion. I've got a character set below, with most of the letter glyphs. Below that are the animations of open type features: 5 ampersands; alternate glyphs, @ and ¶; and alternate numerals (does not include 4 other styles of numerals).
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The font is basically complete. I'd like to add (and subtract) weight for 3 or 4 styles. Probably work on true italics and then extend the family to a serif companion. All in time.Hopefully some more updates to come soon—I'd really like to release this soon.
"About this videoMore than twenty years ago, Jonathan Hoefler made it his mission to promote desktop publishing (and shush its critics) by providing designers with a new generation of fonts: attractive and useful designs which set a new standard in quality and dependability for that technology. Today, as webfonts are buoyed by a wave of early-adopter enthusiasm, they’re marred by a similar unevenness in quality, and it’s not just a matter of browsers and rasterizers, or the eternal shortage of good fonts and preponderance of bad ones. There are compelling questions about what it means to be fitted to the technology, how foundries can offer designers an expressive medium (and readers a rich one), and what it means for typography to be visually, mechanically, and culturally appropriate to the web. This is an exploration of this side of web fonts, and a discussion of where the needs of designers meet the needs of readers." —AIGA
I recently ordered a free '11-'12 Font Catalog from Storm Type Foundry. Štorm František, of black metal band, Master's Hammer, originally founded Storm Type in 1993. Recently, Storm Type published its 800th font (with more than 60 font families).
This is totally worth ordering—for free. I have several House Industries font catalogues and specimens, and a 2010 Adobe Font Catalog, trying to grow my collection of bookshelf typographic resources.