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Plates of Wonder: A salute to the Irani cafés of India March 22, 2013

Check out this nifty campaign created by OgilvyOne UK for Dishoom, a new cafe steeped in the tradition of the old endangered Irani cafes of India which entertained and welcomed people from all walks of life to come and share food and stories.The campaign launched with 80 typographic plates that “incorporate the personal memories of Irani cafés from the older generation in Bombay and the UK, collected through spoken accounts and on the internet,” which includes a section…

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Type Dresses February 12, 2013

 Movie poster for Bellboy and the Playgirls, 1962. anonymous Movie poster for the German release of 7 Year Itch, 1966 by Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch Movie poster for 27 Dresses, 2008 The connection and the images via Posterpage’s Deja vu seriesapologies for the resolution issues

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Dust Jackets by Lubalin January 20, 2013

 Cover and spine of Drake Douglas, Horror! by Herb Lubalin Inc. The Macmillan Company, New York, 1966 Outside of graphic design and  typography circles few have heard of Herb Lubalin but inside these disciplines he is legendary.In 1984 Cooper Union in New York City opened The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography to honor the life and work of Lubalin. The core collection includes an extensive archive of his work, including promotional, editorial and advertising design,…

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The typographic soup of Fiodor Sumkin October 31, 2012

Whose gonna eat my soup? Illustrator Fiodor Sumkin clearly demonstrates a strong background in typography and graphic design. The piece above was inspired by the Gnarls Barkley’s (think Cee-Lo) song  “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.” The blue-colored wood type font that creates the reading material which accompanies each image of the woman presents a strong, powerful contrast to the surrounding more classic calligraphy.  The more I look at it the cooler it gets. Sumkin also…

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Hamlet on a Bookmark October 19, 2012

It started as a joke between cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and designer Katie Sekelsky. Wienersmith commented about being  “so bookish, my bookmarks are smaller books’ and from there they got to the t-shirt design below. Luckily, they weren’t done yet. What if the could make a bookmark that is also a book? And they did – using 1.29pt font! Weinersmith says, “you can make out names like Bernardo and Hamlet with the naked eye and read the whole thing with…

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