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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Just spotted this rather lovely looking project via @twitsplosion – sadly we were too late to get our hands on a physical copy of the first edition but, if you want to check it out, you can buy the PDF for the modest fee of £3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10689931 Nice that the value of typography is being discussed on the BBC site – regardless of whether you agree with Tom’s take. For one thing, I would say typography was not the biggest problem I had with the movie Avatar.