Tag Archives: graphic design

Typographical salvage

Fellow typophiles and letterati might want to direct themselves to Glyphics Signs on Leonard Street, EC2. The company makes all manner of signage and print, from wayfinding and wallpaper to vinyls and hand lettering. But the real draw is the eclectic collection of alphabetical orphans they have for sale.

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On authenticity

There is, as far as design is concerned, a problem in that authenticity is perceived by many as being reliant on the final outcome of the act.

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Special delivery

This beautiful, limited edition letterpress poster arrived in the post this morning. Designed and printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum, the piece was originally created to accompany my interview with the Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life in the first issue of Random Spectacular.

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Visual editing

A contemporary version of Swiss Design doesn’t have to mean clean lines and stark type, just the unremitting application of logic, analysis and clarity to the design process.

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Eric Baker is design director for The O Group and a professor at The School of Visual Arts, New York. He’s also a prolific and imaginative collector of books and graphic ephemera. Every week or so he publishes an eclectic sample of images via the Design Observer blog. His mini-collections – or recollections – invite your mind to […]

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