August 19, 20150 comments
We have amassed quite the collection of old books from local bookstores and resale shops over the years. They have two functions, it seems. Sitting in a credenza, and being heavy in moving boxes. To change this, and to return them to the purpose they were purchased for, I’ve started photographing and scanning them to be put to use as design inspiration. There are three distinct sections in this series. Firstly, photographs of the books themselves, unchanged (1-3). Secondly, images and figures scanned from the book, isolated and slightly altered (4-6). Lastly, original work created from the images (7-9).
August 18, 20150 comments
This year the Club des Directeurs Artistiques named Michel Derre’s Algo FY the best new original typeface. Although clearly grounded in blackletter and calligraphy traditions, Algo is amazingly fresh. It is available in 3 distinct weights, or in this case styles, as the writing tool used for each remains fully expressed.
Michel Derre practices and teaches calligraphy and lettering in Paris; surprisingly this is his first type family release.
There are great images of Michel’s process here.
August 17, 20150 comments
The artist behind Moonasi, Daehyun Kimn, uses only black ink for her illustrations. There is no hidden significance in this, only that she she finds it simply, just enough. I find both her drawings and the description of her work refreshingly succinct. The expressionless face of her subjects was borrowed from old Buddist paintings, and she finds that it is perfect to conceal there feelings. The focus of her illustrations is on their gestures alone.