Being something of a fan of The Beatles and a fan of typography places me firmly in the target market for this project. In short, a talented bunch of folks have gone to great lengths to try and reproduce the antique poster which John Lennon purchased and would eventually go on to inspire the lyrics for “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.” It certainly makes for a fascinating short video. More over at The Method Case.
Saw these illustrations of famous deceased musicians as iconic skulls while drifting through the design blogosphere, and thought they were worth sharing. If you don’t recognize the skulls in question, there are lyrical clues in the hair. Check out the rest at Theager, and more work by the artist, David Maclennan, at his site All Work All Play.
LetterCult have started taking submissions for their Custom Letters Best of 2012 review. So if you know someone who produced some exceptional custom lettering last year, you might want to think about telling them to submit some examples of their work!
If this was the sort of blog that had a Christmas gift suggestion list, this new title from Princeton Architectural Press would definitely be on it. More than just an arresting compendium of stunning typography, Sign Painters beautifully documents a resurgence in what seemed destined to become a lost art. It opens with a foreword by artist & sign painter Ed Ruscha. [Read More/View Images]