Public Collectors consists of informal agreements where collectors allow the contents of their collection to be published and permit those who are curious to directly experience the objects in person. Participants must be willing to type up an inventory of their collection, provide a means of contact and share their collection with the public. Collectors can be based in any geographic location. The purpose of this project is for large collections of materials to become accessible so that knowledge, ideas and expertise can be freely shared and exchanged.
In addition to hosting collection inventories and other information, www.publiccollectors.org includes digital collections that are suitable for web presentation, do not have a physical material analog, or are difficult or impossible to experience otherwise. These photos from one of the digital collections on the site show a sampling of face painting options at about five different vendor booths in Mexico City. My personal favorite…Pirata!
To promote our new OpenType font, Neighborhood, I hand-painted these little cards to send out to 9 lucky customers that purchase the font. I thought about baking a few casseroles but then I remembered we use UPS to ship and that might get a little too messy. So, these cards will have to do. If one of these should show up in an envelope, you will know that the designers at YWFT greatly appreciate your support and purchases of our quality typefaces and stock art.
Who needs a typeface? Romance in a Readable Font, a promotional video for Absent Grotesque created by the internet’s most beloved video artists, Fred & Sharon. Including Fred, Sharon, uncomfortable silences, and animation (don’t forget the animation!).
In 2007 Michael Cina found four individuals, Eric Carlson, Matt Desmond, Maddy Nye, Travis Stearns with sound abilities in imperfection for the YouWorkForThem type foundry. The design of “a model sans serif” typeface releases all that associate with rigid standards of life. Adding some new members, the fonts were tested in Berlin, to closely view the idiosyncrasies contributed through time by all. Inspiration was taken from any character set, but nature gave us this – a perfect realist sans-serif in OpenType format with a deep and inconsistent breath.
This collection of graphic design by Bonifacio Pontonio is all kinds of exciting.
We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s TypeCon 2008 in Buffalo, New York. If you don’t know what TypeCon is, it is the leading conference in America on all that is Type. On top of being one of the main sponsors, we are also curating a poster exhibit at TypeCon. We are looking for your best poster work that has excellent usage of Type on it. It can be the main focus, or minor. We will be showing the best submissions and the poster show will most likely travel, like our last one did. Don’t wait till last minute, send them over now! And please help spread the word, we want as many submissions as possible.
To clarify some issues: There is no specific size requirement for your posters (whatever you’re able to ship) and they may make use of any typefaces at your disposal provided you have the necessary license agreements.
German born, NYC resident Sebastian Lemm has some inspiring work, especially this stellar typographical installation.
A designer named Joe Bauldoff has posted images from a promotional publication from the 80′s. It’s an attempt to streamline and improve our much celebrated Helvetica. There are definately improvements here in the construction as well as white space. But I don’t think “good” is the main charm of Helvetica. Anyways… meet Haas Unica.
(Thanks to ever so awesome Design Observer for the link.)