If you’ve been itching to try your hand at lettering, then The Golden Secrets of Lettering: Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork by custom lettering & typography master Martina Flor would be an ideal starting place. The lovely new hardcover title from Princeton Architectural Press includes easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, covers a wide array of tools and techniques, with beautiful examples of hand sketches, and over 300 illustrations in all. Flor deftly demonstrates how to transform these initial lettering concepts and handdrawn sketches into incredible works of digital lettering. And then, the Berlin-based career lettering artist explains how these creations can be sold and published, with tips on things like showcasing and pricing your work, and how to handle feedback. It’s a pleasure to flip through, admire the beautiful letterforms, and get inspired. This would make an incredible gift for any aspiring typographers.
Artist/illustrator/designer Scott Fuller is opening an art exhibition tomorrow called 2 For 1, which features 12 canvases, each a collaboration between Scott and another artist. The participating artists include Ornamental Conifer, Benjie Escobar, Sketchy Tank, and many more. Happening at the Official store on Melrose.
Physics meets the Japanese art of Origami (Paper Folding) when former NASA physicist Robert Lang uses his mastery of paper art to tackle big challenges in exploring space. What an awesome connection between the simple art of folding paper, and the almost incomprehensible task of escaping Earth’s gravity. Fascinating content from Great Big Story.
An incredible ode to the Big Apple, NEW YORK SERENADE documents geographic sites that hold significance in the city’s musical history, such as a Harlem intersection visited and then sung about by Lou Reed, the building featured on the cover of Led Zep’s Physical Graffiti, and the world famous Apollo Theatre. The title relies on the work of accomplished photographer Ciro Frank Schiappa and the accompanying text is by Michele Primi of Rolling Stone. The beautiful 9″ x 11″ hardcover is fresh out from Skira books. [See More]
Today marks the anniversary of the untimely death of iconic Brooklyn rap star Biggie Smalls. I was lucky enough to put together a survey of some of the THE ILLEST BIGGIE SMALLS MURALS IN THE WORLD for Mass Appeal.
I was lucky enough to tag along with two great artists to The Graff Lab near DTLA a couple weeks back. The space is a large yard, where graf writers and artists can get permission to paint a throwie, piece, or mural. While some people take all day with it, KLIPS and FREND hustled hard to bang this out in about an hour and a half. [See More]
Check out this great new print from 1xRun, by the homie Jeff McMillan. Jeff is an incredible artist from Long Beach, one half of the art duo The Draculas (along with artist Gary Musgrave). They are the only artists who participated in both POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015 & 2016, and they recently participated in POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 – earlier this month.