July 20th, 2011
Letterpress Poster Design

Really nice video on the creation of a Letterpress poster.


January 27th, 2011
Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces.

This is the fifth book in the Ridiculous Design Rules series by Anneloes van Gaalen. I have never come across this set of books before, but they look really nice,  and have a sense of humour. For each of the 51 rules covered in each book, Van Gaalen refers to quotes by famous fellow designers, who either think there is something to the rule or have made a personal variation of it. Whether you agree with them or not, the Ridiculous Design books sharpen your own thoughts about the rules and the assumed truths of design, advertising, fashion, photography and the Internet. Each rule is convincingly illustrated, with the illustrations either confirming or disproving the rule in question.

Other titles in this series of graphic design books include:

Never Use White Type on a Black Background and 50 other Ridiculous Design Rules
The Medium is the Message and 50 other Ridiculous Advertising Rules
Never Leave The House Naked and 50 other Ridiculous Fashion Rules
Never Use Pop Up Windows and 50 other Ridiculous Web Rules

Check out the website here: http://www.ridiculousrules.com, where you can also buy the book.

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December 17th, 2010
The Week In Type

From 2011 ‘the week in type’ will be returning to the I Love Typography blog. It is a weekly round up of net type releases, lettering and typographic posters to inspire and tips on getting the best out of your typography.

It features things such as Typograph, shown above, a very useful little tool for web typography.

This feature is well worth a look. Check it out in more detail on the I Love Typography website.


November 24th, 2010
Seb Lester. Typographic designer

Really great post by Seb Lester on the ‘I Love Typography’ website. He has recently released three limited edition typographic design posters. ‘Dreams’, ‘Stars’, and ‘So Much To Do’ are the titles of the new designs, he goes into detail and focus primarily on ‘Dreams’, what he says is one of his most ambitious designs to date. He talks about his process when starting a new graphic poster, and what I found most interesting was how he starts each project with a self initiated brief. He says he wants a “distillation of everything I want the print to say and do. I always try to aim as high as possible. Shoot for the stars and you might hit the ceiling, as they say”. He says he wanted to develop something a bit more complex with ‘Dreams’, and contrasting bold display styles with the flourishing script styles certainly makes for a complex and well developed graphic style.

Check out the Seb Lester post on the I Love Typography website here.