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Here's a piece from Puck Magazine (1881), featuring emoticons! Only 100 years ahead of their time. (courtesy Comic Book Resources)
Hi, this brilliant pop-up alphabet book i blogged about last Spring is shipping now.
Check it out:
You have to see this, a pop-up alphabet book, with some typographic sensibility to the movement of the letters:
This is a mock-up, its supposed to be released in October 2008.
OK, but the odd catch is you download a digital version of the book. So considering the book is about letterpress, that's... strange, I guess.
But Anyway, on Wowio, you can get it here:
I caught this on the Drawn! blog site:
here's what the Star Wars (ep IV) titles might look like if they were done by Saul Bass:
It's pretty funny.
Here's an image of the front of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from the upcoming Star Trek film.
The Federation now is sporting Microgramma Bold Ext in all it's glory:
Tauba Auerbach is a San Francisco based artist who uses letterforms in many of her works, with intriguing results. Check out this link, and scroll down about 6 rows, there's some interesting pen and ink work.
Unfortunately, she's also done some design with fields: optical patterns that border on painful in some cases, so portions of her web site might be objectionable to some.