Happy Friday! We made it. Tangerine-face is in office and the world is still turning! This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is by Riverside art powerhouse Jeff Soto, and is available in both black and white, via his Stormcloudz online shop.
Switchblade is an all-caps display typeface, from LA-based artist Jaque Fragua, which is free for non-commercial use. The lettering is based on graffiti the artist uses to carve into wood, dirt, metal. You can currently download it from his home page.
The final debate for the current presidential election was last night, and I can’t wait for this thing to end. At first, it was kind of an interesting spectacle, with Trump saying the most insane things. Except some people agreed with the things he said, and actually want to vote him into office, which is rather frightening, and takes all the fun out of the whole circus as far as I’m concerned. All that said, here is a funny font called Tiny Hand modeled on Trump’s handwriting. If you wanted to download this for some reason, you can find the link at the bottom of this Buzzfeed article. Via FastCoDesign.
A new stationery offering from the good people at Princeton Architectural Press, this box of Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards celebrates the iconic and revered writing tool with four distinctive patterns made on the classic Olivetti Lettera 32. Nicely done with classic red-and-black printing on off-white paper, these cards are the perfect all-occasion notecard for any typo-phile, design afficionado, aspiring writer, and all fans of printed type on paper. The box includes 3 each of 4 cards & envelopes, for a total of 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. 5.5 x 7 inches. [See More]
The talented homie Jeff Gress has just launched a typography-driven timed print with the good people at 1xRun today. Based in Hawaii, Jeff is a super talented typographer who does all sorts of amazing custom lettering. I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside Jeff during several POW! WOW! mural festivals and nobody works harder than he does.
You might have noticed I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days, as I’ve been so incredibly busy setting up for POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2016 next week. Some artists have already begun painting their murals, which is exciting. You can follow that on Instagram if you want. In other news, this design prototype Spector, my buddy Jeff Hamada posted recently, really appeals to me. Apparently Wired called it “Shazam for fonts.” Via Booooooom.
In Tokyo for the first ever POW! WOW! Japan this week, we were exploring Shibuya and Harajuku and stumbled across the current Usugrow exhibition Organic Contrast. Needless to say, it was incredible. I’ve been a fan for years and years, and I still am. The exhibition was located in the Diesel Art Gallery and runs until November 5th. Since Usugrow is a participant in the first POW! WOW! here, it was a very nice coincidence. [See More]
Outside the Box: Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World by Gail Anderson is a new paperback title from Princeton Architectural Press, which explores the resurgence of hand-drawn packaging in this computer-driven era. She is a former Senior Art Director at Rolling Stone. Her beautifully laid-out monograph documents countless examples of hand-drawn designs, sorted into four main categories: DIY, Art, Craft, and Artisanal Lettering. [Read More]