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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Best / Worst

Here’s an interesting Bloomberg article about email sign-off etiquette, recently tweeted by Imprint speaker/design guru John Maeda. As a repeat offender of this mistake, I found it interesting. It’s all irrelevant if you’re one of those “email is dead!” types, anyway.

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