Posts tagged with typography

All eyes on me. Caligraphy. (via /// Black & white Calligraphy /// on Typography Served)

Source: typographyserved.com

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robotcosmonaut:

Hope 

on a related but unrelated subject, the "here’s to the crazy ones" poster I ordered the other day just arrived. Now I need to frame it and put it in a place where I can see it every single morning. I know the message is a bit cliche, but it’s still a strong message, isn’t it?

robotcosmonaut:

Hope

on a related but unrelated subject, the "here’s to the crazy ones" poster I ordered the other day just arrived. Now I need to frame it and put it in a place where I can see it every single morning. I know the message is a bit cliche, but it’s still a strong message, isn’t it?

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prostheticknowledge:

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets 

Dark Roasted Blend provides some history and great photos on the subject of early Japanese (and Asia) printing:

Craft letterpress companies are experiencing a revival in recent times, and nowhere it is more evident than in Japan. Most of you will be familiar with the ancient Chinese and Japanese art of woodblock printing, but masterpieces created with wood and metal movable type are somewhat lesser known, although they show craftsmanship and attention to detail similar to fine woodblock prints. 

The first movable type and printing presses were invented in Asia, not Europe.

…but their development stalled because of the extreme complexity and sheer number of Chinese and Korean characters (the same problem that the Asian cultures faced with the transition to typewriters and the internet). We can thank the simplicity of Western alphabets for the rapid development and adoption of the printed word in Europe, which quickly lead to the Renaissance and further advances in culture and education.

It is a widespread misconception that Johannes Gutenberg created the first movable type system and the printing press, around 1450 A.D. It’s true, Gutenberg was the first to make his movable type from a certain alloy of lead, tin, and antimony (which was more efficient than iron, used in Asia) - but movable type itself was originally invented in China around 1040 A.D. by Bi Seng (during the Song Dynasty). The new system was badly needed to replace the labor-intensive woodblock printing technique, where a single wooden block was carved to represent a single page.

More interesting information and great photos on the subject can be found at Dark Roasted Blend here

Source: darkroastedblend.com

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typeworship:

‘Lumen Type’

These beautifully ethereal letters have been created with water droplets and light.

Inspired by the reflections of car headlights on a road spattered with rain drops they are the experiments of Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov.  

Each letter was has been created from water droplets produced with a syringe that are then illuminated from different angles and viewed through a lens. 

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by9: The Art of Typography | InspireFirst @inspirefirst.com

by9: The Art of Typography | InspireFirst @inspirefirst.com

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thin red lines and thick red lines. (via Муза (rus) Muse (eng) on the Behance Network)

thin red lines and thick red lines. (via Муза (rus) Muse (eng) on the Behance Network)

Source: behance.net

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