Sunday, November 30, 2008

New From Penguin Books

Pentagram designer's, Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann have designed the hardback edition of Penguin Books Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories. The book collects together all of Ian Fleming's Bond short stories in a single volume. Hyland created a cloth-covered hardback with cover imagery restricted to a silver foil stamped image of Bond's infamous Walther PPK. A subtle diamond pattern is debossed on to the boards, which combined with deep burgundy endpapers evokes the discerning elegance of Bond's world. An embossed manila bellyband with typewritten cover information on the label evokes the official documents of the period. Click on image to enlarge.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Bring some change to your artwork. Download a free True Type set of Obama Dingbats and hope for some great designs we can all believe in this next year.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Type Class Warfare

An international type conference gathers to consider the inclusion of Zapf Dingbats when the crooked, villainous, Ransom decides to hold Courier, and his daughter, Curls MT, hostage. Suspense mounts. Can't all types just get along?

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Evening With Hatch Show Print's, Jim Sherraden

Enjoy a lecture and exhibition tour with Hatch Show Print designer Jim Sherraden in honor of EMP|SFM's newest exhibition, American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print. Sherraden will lead a presentation on letterpress and the history of HATCH SHOW PRINT, America's longest-operating print shop. Following the presentation, guests are welcome to attend a special tour of the exhibition and a chance to meet Sherraden to continue the conversation about Hatch Show Print.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 7:00 pm.
Experimental Music Project--JBL Theater
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Info:
Free to EMP|SFM and AIGA members; $5 general public, 206.770.2702 or 1.877.EMP.SFM1. Reserved seats unclaimed 10 minutes prior to the event are subject to be released to the wait list.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Type Goes Electric

Gather Gallery in Columbia City is having a show of Jeremy Bert's neon type. Bert has assembled a complete alphabet of abandoned neon letters which he acquired from old advertising signs. Each letter has been rewired and is available for sale. The show is up until November 23rd and you may go here for more info.

Tweak This

Before Robert Bringhurst, there was Geoffrey Dowding. U&lc online magazine recently listed Dowding's notable book, Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangement of Type as one of the ten essential books on typography for a designer to own. Perhaps the designer of this cover may have benefitted from reading this treasured book.