Monthly Archives: August 2011

Just My Type


In Just My Type: A Book About Fonts, author Simon Garfield takes readers on a tour through all things typographic. The book, which received a rave this week from The New York Times, traces the development of typography through historic figures like Johannes Gutenberg, John Baskerville, Eric Gill and Jan Tschichold, while considering topics like legibility versus readability, the importance of typeface choice in political campaigns, the advent of digital type and corresponding explosion of new fonts, and what your favorite font says about you. (In the book, Garfield takes Pentagram‘s
own “What Type Are You?” test. He is Archer Hairline.)

Just My Type from Pentagram on Vimeo.


The US version will have a forward by book designer Chip Kidd and is releasd on September 1. The trailer was created by Naresh Ramchandani of Pentagram London and Michael Bierut of the firm’s New York office

Reblogged from Creative Review
My Typeface is Architype Van Doesburg

Brian Dettmer – altered books


Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Dettmer’s work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has had solo shows in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Barcelona and has had projects exhibited in Mexico City, Berlin and London.

Wagnalls Wheel, 2010, Altered Set of Encyclopedias

Fate Far Fast Fall Final, 2009, Altered Book

House of Tongues, 2010, Altered Book

Science in the 20th Century, 2009, Altered Book

Compiled Upon a New Plan, 2010, Altered Books

The Story of Man, 2010, Altered Book

The R.O.T.C. Manual, 2010, Altered Book


Reblogged from Design Milk
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Paper sculptures


One day in March, staff at the Scottsh Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading:

It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.…
… We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.…
This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)




Next to the ‘poetree’ sat a paper egg lined with gold and a scatter of words which, when put together, make “A Trace of Wings” by Edwin Morgan.

I
t looked like this was a one-off, a beautiful and delicate piece of art created by a fan of the Poetry Library. Until, in late June, the National Library of Scotland found themselves the recipient of a similar piece.





Once again carved from a Rankin novel, they don’t know how long it might have been sitting there unnoticed as it’s quite well hidden. Perhaps the loveliest tag so far:

For @scotstorycenter – A gift in support of libraries, books, works, ideas….. Once upon a time there was a book and in the book was a nest and in the nest was an egg and in the egg was a dragon and in the dragon was a story…..

Reblogged from Central Stn
(Thanks Stella Paskins for sharing!)

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