Type, Fonts, & Lettering from the Blue Pencil to the London Underground

by Fred Showker

19th Annual Fonts Festival Continuing our surf for cool type & fonts stuff we find totally delicious foods from typography and a delicious lettering body painting! Here, check out these :
* Blue Pencil no. 19—Lettering by Andrew Haslam
* 9 Classic Posters From the London Tube's 150 Year History
* The Art of Hand Lettering
... and more:

Blue Pencil no. 19—Lettering by Andrew Haslam

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Paul Shaw, designer, design historian and lettering master reviews the book of "Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques" by Andrew Haslam and provides extraordinary references from the book . . . enough to learn a whole lot about the history and craft of hand lettering. Paul gives it Five Stars and writes :
      This dissection of Lettering includes an assessment of each of the book’s sections and subsections. This is done because the book has its good points despite the many complaints enumerated below. The rating system (using asterisks as stars) is based on my notion of how each lettering process should be shown. Following the overview of each of the sections is the more usual dissection of the book focusing on orthographical and typographical errors; and some comments on its typography and design.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Paul Shaw Letter Design
click here for another view point See an example "Ed Fella Rules"

The Art of Hand Lettering

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A compilation of hand drawn lettering treatments created by Alan Ariail since the begining of the digital era to present day. Alan Ariail writes:
      I am a lettering artist in the Chicago area. I have been creating custom lettering about 30 years professionally for clients in advertising agencies, marketing, packaging and branding firms.
      He's not kidding. You'll find some wonderful works of lettering at his custom lettering blog.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : custom-lettering.blogspot.com
click here for another view point See an enlarged version of above

9 Classic Posters From the London Tube's 150 Year History

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The London Underground secured a place in the pantheon of good graphic design with engineer Harry Beck's topologic Tube Map from 1933.
      In addition to that icon, however, the transit system has a pretty substantial history of bringing top-notch visuals to the subterranean masses; posters promoting everything from the Underground's pleasant temperature control, to motor shows
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.gizmodo.in/design
click here for another view point See a wonderful example from the Underground


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