2: Tuesday Bassen
Marching along today with a brand new 2, this time from Tuesday Bassen. A women of many talents, Tuesday is a fantastic illustrator, co-owner of Studio Sweet Studio, a project manager for YCN, and in her spare(?) time makes lots of lovely illustrated goodies—for sale here. She is also totally super. This series of 2’s celebrates the launch of Issue 2 of Gratuitous Type. Take a look at all...
Confetti System for T Magazine
I love this take on the New York Times Style Magazine’s “T” by Confetti System.
2: James Kape
Another 2 today to celebrate Issue 2! This numeral of beautiful bikes comes from James Kape, a young Australian designer (with a strong British background) currently living and working in New York. James is a real talent and I’d highly recommend a browse through his work! Take a look at all the 2’s (so far) here and buy issue 2 now.
2: Peter Hoffman
Continuing this Gratuitous month of 2’s with a contribution from photographer Peter Hoffman. Based in Chicago, Peter is currently in Christchurch, New Zealand, gathering stories and images of the people and places effected by a series of earthquakes that have ravaged the area. Peter’s 2 comes from his journal, in which he often cuts out 2 people from the same scene in street pictures...
2: Craig Wills
We continue to celebrate the launch of Issue 2 this morning with a contribution from Craig Wills. Craig is the curator of Twenty-Six Types, a wonderful blog of graphic inspiration organized alphabetically, and co-curator of Number of the Day, which focuses on numerals. Craig’s lovely “2” was created on his iPhone using Brushes. See all the 2’s (so far) here and buy issue...
2: Ross Mantle
Finishing off the 2’s this week (to be continued on Monday) with a contribution from Ross Mantle, whose photographs of artist Wayne White appear in Issue 2 of Gratuitous Type. Dividing his time between Brooklyn and his native Pittsburgh, Ross’s work focuses on the quirks of American life. The above image is from his series “Riding Out the Summer,” currently featured in...
2: Paul Layzell
Next up is a 2 from the wonderful Paul Layzell. Paul is a young illustrator and animator based in London, where he is currently working on a cartoon show pilot. See all the 2’s (so far) here and buy issue 2 now.
2: Evelin Kasikov
Issue 1 contributor Evelin Kasikov, a London-based graphic designer who has become well known for her beautifully embroidered illustrations, created this special hand-stitched duotone for our “2” project. In her own words: Two words, two colours and a near perfect continuous tone created with thread thickness from 1 to 6. Quite obviously, my handmade Helvetica is a nod to Lars...