Cosmetic Typography Surgery
The brief, set by the International Society of Typographical Designers (ISTD), was to typographically explore the theme of fakery. This submission explored the fascinating parallels between the processes of cosmetic fakery in both the human body and typography. It was awarded with a merit. The publication was aimed at designers and typographers although it intends to be deceivingly medical related. It aims to entertain and educate the reader about typography. The two themes offer many similarities in ideas, language and imagery. These were exploited to create the final content, aesthetic and physical object which was finally bound using a sewing machine to reference medical stitching.
Special production finishes included binding, embossing, perforating, mixing of stocks and silver foiling. Only the bespoke silver foiling was outsourced.
Introducing This Ampersand (&) That
Created by Emily Blincoe (Her Tumblr), This Ampersand That is a project dedicated to showcasing the famous logogram, which represents the word “and”, in a different
Modern Wood Type
In a process moving from digital to manual, these beautiful woodblocks have been designed in Illustrator, laser cut and then printed by hand.
Produced by Nigel Bents, Paul Oakley and Jonny Holmes while at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, the characters were based on a Bodoni poster typeface. The extreme stroke contrast has been used to house these playful decorative patterns.
The letters were cut from 3mm plywood then mounted on type-high blocks before letterpress printing at New North Press in Hoxton.
Even before inking, I love how the laser cutting has scorched a warm colour onto the wooden face of the letters.
Sign Sundays by Joachim Vu.
Presenting the second annual Ampersand Collection featuring a curated package of 6 original ampersands designed in collaboration with 5 amazing designers from around the interwebs. Each package includes six, 8x8 two-color metallic screenprinted ampersand designs. The prints are held inside a custom packaging and are hand numbered in a limited edition set of 200.