I love my feed reader and today it unearthed this gem from the ever awesome swissmiss blog. Feast your eyes upon The Museum of Letters (or Buchstabenmuseum if you’re a local Berliner).
The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. We are currently in the process of putting together our permanent collection and are actively searching out outstanding letterforms and typographic objects that merit preservation.
The collection is made up of salvaged letters, some from factory or large store signage. You can view more of the collection here. Lovely.
It’s been a long time since I found myself in an art space without a single computer in sight so a couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and signed up for a letterpress taster day at Ink Spot Press in Brighton (UK). Early Saturday morning, I ventured out of my mole hole without so much as a sideways glance at my laptop, popped some driving tunes in the CD player and headed off down the A23 towards the seaside for some hands on, typographic goodness.…
Ink Spot Press is a wonderful little studio, set up so artists can book sessions and use the space and equipment to produce their works. The have facilities for letterpress, screen printing, and relief printmaking. They ask that you do a course with them first, so you’re familiar with the studio and equipment, then you can book in for session
It’s Drawing Day next Saturday 7th of June so we thought we’d hold a little competition over in the Typography Group to encourage people to crack open the art supplies. To keep in the spirit of Drawing Day, we would like to see some fresh, hand illustrated type t-shirts!
some designs we love
Matt and I will pick our favourite and the winner will receive a $30.00aus RedBubble gift certificate (or equivalent in your preferred currency).