Artful set design from Shona Heath for Vogue UK.
RSC Royal Mail stamp
A bit late, but I’ve finally managed to get up a post on this emotive stamp set by Marion Deuchars and Hat-trick design. The series commemorates 50 years of The Royal Shakespeare Company and features Deuchars’s expressive lettering. Gorgeous. More at It’s Nice That.
Issues of Gratuitous Type have found new homes at Domy Books in Austin, TX. Domy is an awesome shop focusing editioned books, periodicals, video, and products that concentrate on contemporary art and culture. Domy co-founder Russell Etchen recommends checking out these great titles when you stop in to pick up a well-traveled issue of GT: 1) In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists...
6 is a limited edition typographic puzzle kit, which can be folded to form every letter of the alphabet. Available at Once Upon a Fold — an amazing resource for paper products, supplies (I’m so going to use this washi tape in a future stationary project), and novel ideas.
Make a wish
I’ve always wanted to do a project with birthday candles. More here. Maybe this will make the pages of a future issue of GT.
The Type Director’s Club Posters of Fortune project offers 21 fortunes from 21 fortune cookies, interpreted by 21 of the world’s most exciting designers in 21 posters, all of which will be auctioned to raise money for TDC’s scholarship fund. The posters are on view now through May 12th at the TDC in New York. (Featured above, from top to bottom, posters by Mario Hugo,...
Loving Maricor/Maricar’s robust portfolio of playful, tactile, typographic expressions. From stitched type to cut paper, it’s all totally inspiring.
Tracey Emin in neon
What doesn’t look good in neon? (Nothing.) More by Tracey here.
Australian curatorial program The Narrows has mounted an exhibition of the work of the legendary Karel Martens, focusing specifically on Martens’ art direction of architectural journal OASE. The show (which opens next week) looks wonderful. If you can’t make it, there’s a great Flickr set of select OASE covers here.
Typefaces by Andy Smith, whose portfolio is brimming with energetic illustration and typography, often informed by clever wordplay. His screenprints, in particular, are wonderfully fun.