Loop at the Metro Gallery, Baltimore by Rob McConnell.
Check out this amazing poster advertising a gig this coming Friday, 18th April by UK band Loop at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.
Psychedelic, angular, repetitive. An apt accompaniment to Robert Hampson’s unique brand of music.
Of course if you happen to be in Baltimore this Friday - I urge you to check Loop out - a band from my childhood, their sound is hypnotic and absorbing.
London based designer and illustrator Kyle Bean has devised a beautiful cover image for ‘Do Something’, a companion magazine that appears in today’s UK edition of The Guardian.
Kyle constructed this real world composition using traditional model-making materials, which was then captured by photographer Aaron Tilley.
It’s always great to see a piece of design that has been created without the aid of computer. There’s lots of lovely details in here such as the hiker readying himself to conquer the hills of ‘G’ or the abandoned bicycle on the shores of the letter ‘T’.
You can see Kyle’s portfolio at http://www.kylebean.co.uk .
The Typography Project by Kristina Stupuraitė.
This is an eye catching and fun series that I spotted over the weekend. It has the potential to be built upon and pushed in so many directions.
The brainchild of Vilnius based designer Kristina Stupuraitė, the idea was to capture the dynamic of letters away from the context of page and screen, forcing the viewer to reappraise the letterform in a new perspective.
You can check out more of Kristina’s work over at Behance.
Play Type: The Art of Typography - at The Book Club.
I was wandering around Shoreditch recently, when I dropped into the Book Club on Leonard Street for a coffee - and discovered a typography exhibition.
Play Type, which began in February, draws together an eclectic group of designers who have created an eclectic body of work investigating the concept of observation and perspective especially for the exhibition. The event is curated by Liat Chen on behalf of The Book Club and features artists including Charles Williams, Andre Beato, Tiago Pinto, Koby Barhad and Zohar Koren.
I was In a bit of a rush, but managed to get a couple of rough and quick iPhone snaps of a couple of the pieces on display.
Play Type is on now until 4th May. Find out more about it and The Book Club in general at wearetbc.com.
Prints/Made in Leipzig.
I love this image and how new forms have been created by the simple act of reflecting the letters against themselves.
The poster advertises an exhibition that showcased the printed work of 70 students from the Leipzig Academy of the Visual Arts, an event held in October 2013 at Hungarian University of Fine Arts.
An overview of the exhibition can be seen at hgb-leipzig.de (In German, but lots of photos).
Morag Myerscough’s Dining Rooms.
I’ve just come across these impressive works by Morag Myerscough which were commissioned by Vital Arts and created for Barts & The London Children’s Hospital as part of a series of five dining rooms.
I love the idea of a bright and colourful typographic environment being used to enhance a dull and sterile room in a hospital so as to make it a more uplifting place to be.
More of Morag’s work can be seen at studiomyerscough.com.
Flying Saucers? by DMSQD.
Friday is traditionally the day when one dashes to the newsagents to satisfy a magnificent obsession with sweets. So what better time to celebrate this wonderful Question Mark by Sheffield based design agency DMSQD.
The rationale is rooted in the question of whether or not UFOs exist, then boiling it right now to the absolute fundamentals and Boom! A massive Question Mark composed of 1970s edible Flying Saucers!
Don’t just look at it. Eat it.
Check out more of DMSQD’s work on Behance. It’s FAB!
Fun Thursday with Glyphics.
I had this picture knocking around on my phone for the last couple of weeks. I took it outside the the glyphicssigns shop on a nice sunny Shoreditch morning and was reminded I had done so by this post.
Looking over at Glyphics’ blog, it turns out that these fab illuminated letters were rescued from a Scottish Fairground.
Check them out along with some other typographic wares at glyphics-shop.co.uk
Tempted. Very tempted.
I saw this over at typeworship yesterday - it reminded me that I was looking in this very shop the other day and that I took a photo that I’d meant to post here (which I shall do later).
In the meantime, feast your eyes on this lovely collection….
Letters for the weekend
I noticed some lovely vintage letters snaps on the Instagram feed of my friends at Glyphics. They passionately collect letters from all over the place for display and sale in thier London shop.