A few good points about Type…
Sweet logo of the day: Breville
Seen in window of Kitchen Korner, Long Circular Mall (Trinidad)
Lately, I’ve been interested in dedications you find in front of books. For example, I’m currently reading Near Open Water, by Keith Jardim. In his dedication it reads:
In loving memory
of my father
26th May 1935, Guyana
7th February 1988, Trinidad
for his generosity
love of adventure
love of natural history
and for the democracy of his library…
Remarkable, no? 53 years, almost 10 lines of words. That’s one human being. I find these shortest of short stories, fascinating. Engaging beyond sometimes the book itself. Haiku-like biographies. Little tombstones. In a recent reblog of something I posted, there are quotes (see below). Which may or may not make it 53 years from now, but I think they’re good ones. Thanks Andre!
The idea is to provide enough tension to create the moment. For the reader to live from one word to the next. In crescendos and decrescendos. Think rhythm, melody and harmony. Musicality is a typographic designer’s signature. With space, one conducts an orchestra of visual elements.
In a profound and fascinating blog post at his cool site Notsirk, the Trini designer Kriston Chen talks about the process of doing the layout for my poem ‘The Tourist’, with particular emphasis on the language and art of typography. READ Kriston’s amazing post here. It’s worth your while.
Photo by: Yann Traboulsi
Always feel so lucky when good content falls on my desk, especially when I get the chance to let typography drive the project. Doesn’t happen as often as I would like. But when it does, it’s chocolate (click images to enlarge).
Erik Spiekermann is a typographer. He makes typefaces. He makes a living by crafting letters to be used for brands and big companies. This is a job, and in the process, maintains the highest level of reading quality for mankind. I believe this has implications…improved reading. Primitive squabbles, Modern authority.
Andacht Zum Kleinen (devotion to small things) —Paul Klee
CAGA#2: Twistie Tie-pography
Here’s Midnight Marauder, brainchild behind many a beloved Criterion DVD covers aka The Bar. Cuz he sets it so high, so effortlessly. A flick of the wrist. A twitch of the eye. The dilation of the pupil. Great design, when done right, hits you and you feel no pain. Hats off to a designer, who’s denting the visual space.
David Cronenberg’s Cult Classic “VIDEODROME” Film Poster
“LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH”
Dedicated to NEWFLESHPRINTS
MM = Midnight Marauder
Grafist XVI title sequence, by HINK