Something big is happening at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh this August. It’s something magazine-shaped and we’re delighted to say we’re very much involved! Magfest 2012 is a PPA Scotland project and has been developed by a group of enthusiastic Scottish publishers keen to celebrate about not only their own work but the whole vibrant,

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With an epidemic of charitably patchy face-fuzz sweeping the country, a group of designers and copywriters have gotten in on the Movember action by offering Hairy Lipsum – a placeholder sure to bring that little bit more manliness to your mockups. It would, of course, be remiss not to mention my own efforts for the

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ROOTING through the CMYK drawers the other day we found two sheets of A4 featuring some rather shaky handwriting that caught our eye. It was a questionnaire filled in for Caledonia magazine by the maverick poet, singer and harmonium player Ivor Cutler. The ailing genius’s answers, posted to his native Scotland from his adopted home

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Matt had the ink and paintbrushes out this morning for a spot of custom lettering. Whether any of it will make it to print is yet to be seen but I thought I’d share a teeny snippet. Always nice to get away from the Mac and draw something when you can.

Check out this fabulous post over on Typetoken showing a great bit of large-scale typesetting. The ‘Comedy Carpet’ was envisaged by artist Gordon Young in response to a commission from Blackpool Council. The typography was by Why Not Associates.

“Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo. John Boardley is a designer with a passion for typography – so much so, in fact, that he’s making a film about one particular iconic piece of typesetting equipment: the Linotype. The trailer looks interesting and we’d love to see how this spins out

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