Artist Jay Shells has combined his love of hip-hop and his love of sign-making into one amazing effort which has resulted in official-looking signs, sporting rap lyrics, popping up all over New York. Great idea and execution so I don’t mind being the 4 millionth website to post about this. More pictures at Whudat. There’s also a Rap Quotes Twitter account.
The type gurus at House Industries have just released a new Photolettering iPhone app for free. It allows you to take or import photos and then add nice typography from the House catalog to it. The catch is you only get access to 3 fonts for free, and there are many more available for 99cents a pop. Looks like we’re about to start seeing better type all over Instagram…Now available in the iTunes store.
The talented designer, illustrator, and typographer Dan Cassaro (who I interviewed several years back) has recently updated his studio website, adding in tons of great work for a wide variety of clients like Carhartt, Marvel, Time Out NY, Land’s End, and Good Magazine. And don’t miss his State Mottos Project and the Highway Typeface. Amazing stuff. Via Design Work Life.
Check out this video preview for the new graffiti/typography book, Flip The Script, from Handselecta AKA Christian Acker. I’ve not seen it in person yet, but apparently Christian has analyzed, documented, and presented the best graffiti handstyles from around the country, and with the attention to detail you’d expect to find in a typography title. Via FNG. [Watch Video]
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about a nice free font – I think you often get what you pay for when it comes to fonts…however this one has caught my eye a few times lately. It’s a vector font by Ivan Filipov, and it’s a lot of fun. More images & download link at Free Typography.