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Simple Type

I’ve been on a bit of a type kick lately. Below are some of those messages and bits of info that caught my eye. If there’s anything that binds the […]

Found Type Framed

While I’m enjoying Kara Pecknold’s blog Dialogue Through Design and regularly add her posts to my Link Drop’s, today I’m pointing to one of her images. She took the above […]

A Couple Examples of Hand Type I Recently Came Across

I think it’s hard not to appreciate hand drawn type as a throwback before digital output wasn’t involved. Now that almost everything is put out by mechanization of some sort, […]

Is Renting Fonts for a Website a Good Idea?

I’m probably going to be excommunicated from the “web community” for asking this, but is it really a good idea to rent fonts for a website? There’s been a lot […]

Looking at Lubalin Now

As a fan of typography it wasn’t hard to love what was on the walls of the newly opened Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. Last night I […]

Interview with Alex Haigh of HypeForType

A couple months ago I started receiving emails from Alex Haigh of HypeForType. As is described on the website, “the vision was to create a type foundry showcasing the best […]

Type Knockout

Over the weekend I met up with friend Caren Litherland whom I haven’t seen in a crazy amount of time. We’re both fans of type so as we were walking […]

Type hierarchy outside

Walking both to work and home on a daily basis offers some great type viewing. I came across the two above examples walking home. I love the extra emphasis with […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Bowery Dingbats

First there was the architecture of Bowery, then came the typeface of Bowery, the extension of that is the dingbats of Bowery. A dingbat is not to be confused with […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Bowery Typography

View Larger Map Walking Madison down the Bowery Saturday (and Sunday) morning I started shooting some type. The tip off photo was on the side of a delivery truck. If […]

Studying Process Type Foundry

This post is a bit of an experiment for me. It’s also has taken a couple days to complete hence the slow down in posts this week. I started off […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

& 100 shirts

Last week as I was going through the blogs I came across a post from Nooka talking about a couple people that had visited the studio recently. One of the […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Link Drop (4·17·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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Over on San Serriffe island…

My modus operandi for the day

Every life, every fun. Seems like a good way to live. The word play come from a tweetpick from stefanboublil.

Typography email blast

I don’t usually post jpgs of email blasts, but the above image from YouWorkForThem is an exception. Perfect visual to promote their Hand-Set fonts.

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Just—My—Type™ are Vector Illustrator Fonts that Kick Some Serious Pixels

I’m keeping my post on Just—My—Type short so you can spend more time taking a look at their really great vector typeface site. They have a bunch of amazing pieces […]

Luv the typography going on in this poster

While DesignNotes isn’t officially sponsored by Nooka (yet), I’m happy to pass on a mention from friend Matthew Waldman that they’ve added some new spring colours. While super nice, I’m […]

Perfect application for those red tourist buses: Nike hype on Lebron James

Walking to work on Fifth Ave. this morning, I saw the perfect typographical application for those red tourist buses. The white type just jumped out to hype the game where […]

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