Tiny Hand

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.

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The Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards

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]

No Wind is Favorable

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.

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Shazam for Fonts

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.

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The Greatest mural

Check out this short video from Toyota USA about the recent CRYPTIK mural for the Special Olympics right here in LA. Gives you a small sense of why CRYPTIK is in fact, “the greatest” when it comes to doing beautiful/meaningful murals and also at being an excellent human.

Type Nite NYC

If you’re interested in type and you’re lucky enough to be in or around NYC this week, check out this Type Nite NYC event at Strand Books on Thursday evening. The all-star line-up includes accomplished typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones, book designer Peter Mendelsund, and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller. The talk will be moderated by Ellen Lupton, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition and many other great design titles, several of which I’ve reviewed here. If you’re not in NYC you can still order a signed copy of the latest edition of Graphic Design: The New Basics. Hit the link for more details.

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