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A Movie Alphabet October 5, 2012

Megan Hyland latest project is cinematic trip through the alphabet. She has created a silk screen poster for each letter of the alphabet based on a movie title. Of course, if you’re talking movies, your never too far from books. Here are a few that were adapted into screenplays. View the complete Movie Alphabet

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The Art of Library Date Stamps September 17, 2012

For Italian artist Frederico Pietrella, time is a framework that can be measured in the time it takes to create a work of art. And one of the mediums he uses to illustrate the concept of time is a library date stamp. As his large-scale images take a considerable amount of time to produce, he will change the stamp to reflect the current date, adding texture to illustrate his everyday images in a complex, pointillistic…

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Letters for the birds September 14, 2012

Check out these typographic bird houses by Indian industrial designer Nishant Jethi. The series is titled Living Typography and features the complete alphabet in hollowed out 3D letters. The bird houses also double as nameplates and/or house numbers! Now how cool is that.

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The Golden Rules of Typography July 19, 2012

The Golden Alphabet; or Parent’s Guide and Child’s Instructor, published by Robert Taylor. This extremely rare miniature alphabet book from 1846 contains some beautiful decorated initials, followed by several pages of rhymes and moral platitudes for parenting and instruction of children. Based on these three images, I can only presume that Taylor was a far better evangelist than he was a printer or typesetter. Damn the wordspacing and to hell with letterspacing! The word kern must have…

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Google’s Typographic Salute to JFK January 20, 2011

Here is the logo Google is using today in honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. The logo is composed entirely of words used by JFK in his speech. Pretty cool. You can watch the speech here.

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