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Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Caps

Posted on May 9, 2012 in Brooklyn, graphic design, Typography

Testing, testing Jessica Hishce’s Daily Drop Caps. That T looks like Aquafresh. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Vintage stationary with architectural vignettes

BibliOdyssey has a post displaying fantastic samples from Columbia University’s collection of commercial stationary.

Dana Tanamachi

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in graphic design, Typography

I just stumbled on the beautiful hand lettering work of Dana Tanamachi. Check out the time lapse videos of her process here. Beautiful stuff!

Sun Engraving Co. Ltd.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 in Books, graphic design, Typography

Amazing. Click here for larger. And then search The Sun Engraving Company.

Typography of Sanborn NYC maps

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Books, Featured, graphic design, History, New York, Typography

Designer Christian Annyas has a post up featuring gorgeous covers from Sanborn insurance map books along with a thorough archive of links to other examples and resources. I’ve drooled over plates like these in the Pratt Library which has stacks of historical insurance map books of the city. Absolutely stunning. Via Khoi Vinh.

Mid Bronx Haulage

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in Advertising, Branding, Color, graphic design, New York, Typography

Mid Bronx is a commercial garbage collection company that I found up by the job I’m on and they’ve been doing weekly collections from my site. Super nice guys and I really love the type treatment on their truck. It’s a classic industrial logo type. And they have great shirts to match. I managed to score one. XL. It looks like a dress on me. (Please don’t tell them.)

Bruno Maag & Naturalis: The Helvetica Killer

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in graphic design, Typography

Creative Review reports on Bruno Maag‘s new typeface release, Naturalis. Branded the Helvetica Killer, it aims to do just that. And it does so with good argument and justification, just like a hundred other typefaces out there that nit pick and quibble with that ubiquitous if flawed behemoth of typography. I don’t know, can I say this on here…? I don’t see the difference. Kidding, I’m kidding!! I’m just a dumb 3D guy with a hammer. Sue me.

Old MTA lettering

Great old lettering at the exit stairs for South Oxford St at the Lafayette Ave C station.

New U.S. penny!!

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 in graphic design, History, Quotidien things, Typography

The new 2011 penny back kicks ass!