Posts tagged lettering
Since its publication in 1956, “Chocolates for Breakfast” has appeared in eleven languages, including French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Japanese, and Swedish. It was a bestseller in the US, Italy, and France.
In the US, according to the Bantam paperback edition, it went through 11 printings and sold over one million copies.
Serbian Calligraphy Exhibition
Discovered while searching for something else: some Cyrillic and Latin calligraphy from a show in 2008. Click each image to see the artist name and its (possibly incorrect) translation.
For some even more impressive stuff, see Aegir’s post on Serbian manuscripts and Ivan Gulkov.
Chance favors only the prepared mind
This latest 8 Faces artwork print is by Berlin based, Laura Serra, and showcases her unique style of pencil lettering and ink splatter. Laura chose this adage for her poster by Louis Pasteur the French microbiologist and chemist who originally conceived the idea of battling germs to defeat disease.
If your mind is prepared you may be able to grab one of these limited edition A3 (297mm x 420mm) prints as they go on sale shortly, at 4pm GMT today. There are less than 50 left.
This is the the Nakimi Falcon pen in the hands of a master calligrapher.
From the video description:
Custom Namiki Falcon Resin Fountain Pen modified by John Mottishaw. He ground the nib (14k) extra fine and added flex to it (Spencerian customization).
This pen is difficult to use properly. Most fountain pens are not designed to achieve the line variation seen here. If line variation is what you want, buy a dip pen. They are cheaper, stronger, and will flex more.
Still set on this one? It can be found at this address: http://www.nibs.com/NamikiFalconPage.htm
1955–59 Jaguar 3.4-litre (Mark 1) (by Stephen Coles)
I shot this (and many others) today at Classic Remise in Berlin. The renovated tram depot is a massive showcase for antique automobiles, complete with restoration parts dealers and specialist body shops.
Maybe it’s the delirious result of looking at nothing but supermodel cars all day, but I see in this photo a man’s chest overlaid with the shape of a woman’s hips.
Are you delirious about this stuff too? Be among friends! Join us at 2:00 pm this Saturday for glühwein and cookies. Fans of cars and/or letters will gather at Mota Italic in Prenzlauer Berg where the Chromeography exhibition is still on display.
Chromeography Exhibition: The Logo
She managed to balance the flowing style of her natural freehand lettering with the more mechanical nature of mid-century emblems cut from metal. It clearly references several decades of classic automotive brightwork without leaning too heavily on any one example or era. The allusions are obvious yet the mark is completely original. This thing really could exist on a car or refrigerator made anytime between 1930 and 1965.
Two objects — one for the title wall (on Laura’s Bel Air silhouette) and one for the window — were milled with a slightly angled bevel and sprayed with a chromesque coating.
More photos of the show later, but for now it’s best seen in person.
Thanks to Rob Keller of Mota Italic for these photos.