Fonts In Use showcases “type at work in the real world.” The site is organized into industries, formats, and typefaces and each entry dives into more detail about the font(s) and its use on various materials. It’s grown quite a bit since I last checked and is shaping up to be a very useful resource. It has also been added to our Creative Resources section, under “Type.”
Michael Willis from London, just launched his new site. Thanks for the email.
Master collager, James Gallagher, has a new interview up on the ever-growing Gestalten.tv. Gallagher is curating the Cutters Exhibition, which has brought together over 50 artists from around the world to showcase the newly invigorated art form of collage.
Coinciding with the exhibition is the upcoming book, Cutting Edges, which Gallagher co-edited. The book is due to release in March and Gestalten is adding a copy to the TSA Bookshelf, so keep your eyes pealed for that and a handful of other new books over the next few weeks.
Julian Wolkenstein wrote in to inform us of the launch of Echoism, an iPhone app/website based off a series of photographs he shot in 2010, entitled Symmeytrical Portraits. Like the photos above, the app generates two versions of you, the left you and the right you.
There is a myth, some say a science, suggesting people who have more symmetrical faces are considered more “attractive.“ “Echoism” plays with the notion of your own identity. What do you look like? What are the things that make you look like you – your identifying features? If you are made symmetrical, do you consider yourself more beautiful, less so, or is it just weird? Or is it you at all? Do you have a best side? What is to be said of left and right brain dominance?
TYPEFORCE is an annual showcase of emerging “typographic allstars” held in Chicago. The exhibition is brought to us by Firebelly Design and Public Media Institute. This year’s poster was generously donated by superduo, Nick & Nadine from Sonnenzimmer. Also happy to say one of our own, Jarred Kolar, will be featured at the show.
Takes place Feb 18 – Mar 7 (opening night on the 18th at 6pm). Held at Co-Prosperity Sphere.
New Feltron 2010 Annual Report out now! This particular release is “an encapsulation of [his] father’s life, as communicated by the calendars, slides and other artifacts…”
This one’s for you, Rob.