Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I. Love. Typography.

A great site!
I Love Typography
Sorry, no pic. just links today!

The Iroquois

The Iroquois lived without type or writing. They had no art of writing to record events, or preserve the stipulations of treaties. Memory, therefore, was tasked to the utmost, and developed to an extraordinary degree. They had various devices for aiding it, such as bundles of sticks, and that system of signs, emblems, and rude pictures, which they shared with other tribes. Their famous wampum-belts were so many mnemonic signs, each standing for some act, speech, treaty, or clause of a treaty. These represented the public archives, and were divided among various custodians, each charged with the memory and interpretation of those assigned to him. The meaning of the belts was from time to time expounded in their councils. In conferences with them, nothing more astonished the French, Dutch, and English officials than the precision with which, before replying to their addresses, the Indian orators repeated them point by point.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fonts and Dogs

A friend of mine sent me this in an email. I don't have the source. I do have a Boston Terrier, see Verdana.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dalton Ghetti Pencil Sculptures

You use pencils? Here's something to do with the stubs.
Found here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg (Sweden 1929, United States of America from 1930) Soft alphabet, 1978, wood, cloth, sand, stencil 16/16

A Vintage Snippet

An Advertisement "PULLS" with very little FORCE unless, by some peculiar type or by a fanciful arrangement of display type, or by an apt illustration, it presents features which distinguish it from the crowd of its fellow and compels instant recognition from the eye of the reader. The advertisement itself, no matter whether the circulation given to it is much or little, is like the cornerstone of a building—it must be strong—or the whole structure which is built on it is weak.