Just My Type #31

Summertime vibes make me want to use Brush Scripts any chance I get. Curated below are some type faces I’ve been loving lately.

 

The Conquer Brush Typeface

Fresh Script

Twilight Script

Dope Script

Pineapple Script

Belfast – A Dry Brush Script

Colatin Script

Manhattan Darling Typeface + BONUS

Syabab Brush Script

Bellissimo Typeface + Minimal Logos

Just My Type #28

Recently I’ve been working on a branding project, and I’ve been exploring quirky type (for a quirky identity!). My client got really into the idea of 3D type for one of the directions. It’s one of those styles that’s so specific, I don’t think I’ve ever really given that style of type much thought! But after much research, I have a nice little collection of favorites that I’d like to share with you. Click on the images to learn more about each typeface.

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Just My Type #23

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a really inspiring letterpress project called Life & Type. As I mentioned, I ordered a print myself, so I thought I’d follow-up on that and share the documentation of the making of my poster.

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Something that Daniel, (creator of Life & Type) said really spoke to me:

What makes the project unique, I think, is that in an increasingly digital world where or sense of self is tied ever more to the internet, this is an intentional, slow, handcrafted move back toward the thinginess of the real world. Perfectly imperfect, actual and social, like each one of us.

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When I was thinking of what sort of content, what words I wanted to add to my living space, I immediately thought of things that are now absent. The first thing that came to mind: my CD collection. Remember CD’s? They used to be this visual cue of sorts– anyone who would come over would immediately gravitate to. To judge, to relate, to open up a conversation about a shared passion. I got rid of my CD’s and went digital a decade ago. I miss those conversations.

So, I decided I wanted a poster of the ten albums that had the biggest musical impact on my life- a nod to something that’s hard to articulate in words but speaks so much to who I am–my inner life.

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As my print was being shipped, Daniel sent me these amazing photo’s documenting the process of creating my print. If you’re interested in ordering a print from Life & Type, you can learn more right here.

Just My Type #22

I’m really excited to share this post with all of you today. I’m veering a bit from my typical most loved typefaces of the moment routine, to instead share an awesome typographic letterpress project I recently discovered called Life & Type.

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Life & Type is a project started by Daniel Richardson, an artist and designer in the Chicago area. It is printing large format, made-to-order, typographic letterpress prints for individual customers. As he describes, “These prints mark an unprecedented way to think about the way we represent our selves (our memories, experiences, and hopes) in the real world. Life & Type exists at the intersection of personhood cultivation and home/office decor.”

 

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What I loved most about this project, (other than the product itself), is that Daniel has created a very personal, interactive experience for his customers. Not only does he send you a proof of the print, but he photographs the process along the way. You can see your chosen type being set, the poster still on press, and so on… right until he mails you the final piece. So, you get the poster, but you also get a documentary of the history of the poster before it gets to you.

 

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I’ve order a print, and I’ll be sharing with you all my own process in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

And if you’d like to order a print for yourself, be sure to check out his site to learn more.

Just My Type #21

With the popularity of calligraphy these days, there’s been some really amazing fonts popping up that are hand-drawn/painted and look really authentically hand done when used in your own work. There are countless favorites, but today I’d like to feature a recent purchase of mine: Smitten Script.

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You can learn more and/or purchase this typeface right here.

 

Just My Type #20

Bringing you more vintage type this week, today i’m sharing some scans of hand-lettering from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Isn’t funny how “modern” some of these look now? It’s a great trend, and I’m glad it’s back. All scans from my book, Custom Lettering of the ’40’s and ’50’s.

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If you’re interested in practicing some hand-lettering yourself, I have a little guide over on Ebay to help get you started. You can check it out here.