The Hatch Show Print Shop in Nashville opened in 1879, and still designs and prints posters in the original letterpress and wood block style, hand inked, hand cranked, hand cut, and the customers are even called from a rotary phone. The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibition, American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print. The exhibition website and blog is here. A short video tour of the shop is [...]
Typepedia is a community for education about, identifying of, and discussion of type. There's a great section with diagrams and examples of the different parts of letterforms: Their logo is wicked cool, too.
Designer Christian Annyas has an incredible collection of stills from movie openings, endings and trailers that is a typographer's dream. Visit The Movie Title Stills Collection (but be ready to spend a lot of time there!)
More Herb Lubalin: His collaboration with Lou Dorfsman (Creative Director for CBS during its golden period) The Gastrotypographicalassemblage, was a monumental 3D wall that became an icon of modern typography. When CBS remodeled its quarters in the 90's, The Gastrotypographicalassemblage was dismantled and nearly discarded, but salvaged by designer Nick Fasciano. The remains were recently moved from his Astoria basement to Atlanta's Center for Design Study, where it is [...]
Cooper Union just opened its new Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography with an exhibition of works inspired by his expressive style. Justin Thomas Kay posted photos from his visit to the Lubalin archives on Flickr:
Typophile is a website/community with forums, news, a blog, and other resources, including a user-created Typewiki. Their parent company, Punchcut, created a traveling Typophile Film Festival - these opening titles demonstrate some great 3D type experiments. See video on YouTube
Typeface, a documentary from Kartemquin Films, is making the festival circuit. A struggling rural Wisconsin printing factory-turned-museum, The Hamilton Wood Type Museum, opens its doors once a month to artisans from across the Midwest, who arrive for workshops in the nearly lost art of letter press. The website for the project is appropriately type-stylish! Limited-edition letterpress prints are for sale to support the film, including this one by Boston-based [...]
More from Australia - this site for Wooden Toy Publishing has so much typographical eye candy that it's hard to know where to start. It looks so good that I don't care what's in it...
Luke Lucas is an Australian designer, typographer, and creative director of Lifelounge, a magazine and on-line portal for fashion, technology, art, photography, trash, travel and more. As a type designer, he prepared this typeface for an assignment from the NY Times: Luke's blog on Lifelounge.
Excerpts from the "Mark My Words" series by Brooklyn-based designer, Mark Miller. Images via Typography Served See also: Mark Miller's Dark Igloo Keyboard Video Puppeteer
Ouch. Arjan Benning, via Typography Served
More from the Imperial War Museum - a collection of posters from the Spanish Civil War. Artist: Lleó Date Range: 1936-1939 Artist: Cienas Date Range: 1936-1939 Images via VADS