Zachary Smith

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Who’s with me that these designs by Zachary Smith would make fab Tattly temporary tattoos?

Hand-painted Saw

Hand-painted saw

This hand-drawn saw by Zachary Smith is a beauty. Jude Landry is the lucky owner.

Ampersand Piñata

Ampersand PInata

How ridiculously wonderful is this Ampersand Piñata?

Make Something

Make Something Today

Yes, to this banner.

This / That

This and That

In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.

Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.

(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)

Quotes & Accents

quotes and accents

A reference guide to type smart quotes and accented characters:

(via Jessica)

Wireframe Letters

Wireframe Letters

These beautifully wireframed letters have been created by Dan Hoopert. Would love nothing more than to cover my living room walls with these.


B by Jessica Hische

B-Print as in Beautiful. Jessica Hische restocked her shop!

Blokk Font

Blokk Font

Blokk’s description made me laugh: BLOKK is a font for quick mock-ups and wireframing for clients who do not understand latin.

(Thanks Rusty)

NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

NYC Transit Graphics Standards Manual

This site is an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of Unimark International. Fascinating fact: The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. But thanks to Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth we can now all enjoy it online.

(thanks Don)

Daily Dishonesty

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Simply wonderful: Daily Dishonesty project by NYC based designer Lauren Hom. You can buy them as prints. I know some folks who would make perfect recipients for the Bacon is a Food Group print.

(thank you @shopbrika and via missmoss)


Kerntype is a online game showing you the importance of proper letter spacing. Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it.

(via Chris)

FontBook App

If typography were a religion, FontBook would be the Bible. So, folks, no more excuses for boring typography: FontBook 3.0 is now a universal app and costs a mere $0.99. YES!

Davidson 123

What a lovely print featuring Davison Spencerian Numerals. Available at House Industries.

Your Best

A poster designed by the amazing Jessica Hische, available for purchase here, and for a good cause.

Custom Calligraphy Return Address Stamp

Here’s the ultimate gift for calligraphy lovers: A custom calligraphy return address stamp by Paperfinger.


Love pillows? Love type? Then Typies is for you.

Typographic Bird Houses

Nishant Jethi created these Typographic Bird Houses. Love the idea. In fact, I would like to live in a typographic home myself.

(Thank you Nate)


Job Wouters keeps the dying art of hand-drawn art alive. Interesting post over on FastCo.


Doggy is a rather difficult to read (but highly amusing) font-family rendering words as dogs through the OpenType ligature feature. Depending on the length of a word the dog respectively gets longer or shorter. One letter words result in a sitting dog.



Elegantissima is the first monograph on Louise Fili‘s work and covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career. Featuring case studies showing sketches, references, inspiration, and design process, it’s a must-have for graphic design students and professionals, as well as anyone interested in advertising, food, restaurants, Italy, and books.

It’s a beauty of a book!

Bernini Sans

I absolutely *love* Bernini Sans, a new type family by Tim Ahrens! Excited to know that it’s available on Typekit!

(via Jason Santa Maria)

Jessica Hische on your iPhone

If you’re a fan of Jessica Hische’s Drop Caps you might want to check out her iphone cases over on uncommon. #awesomegiftforanytypenerd

Type Worship

Type Worship is the official blog of 8 Faces magazine. Featuring inspirational typography, beautiful lettering, reviews, interviews with leading designers, and exclusive content from the coveted bi-annual publication. Curated by Jamie Clarke with Elliot Jay Stocks.