Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yummy Fresh Grain Feed: Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design

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Impressive / 240 Pages / Published by Gestalten


Finally got my hands on a copy of Impressive. The book explores the interplay between current trends in graphic design and traditional handiwork such as letterpress printing, hand-cut linotype, chiselled woodblocks, and embossing. In addition to a rich selection of invitations, business cards, stationery, posters, and other material printed by hand, it offers personal insights from designers who are using old-fashioned techniques to create cutting-edge work.



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Mikey Burton


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Gavin Potenza


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(L)Alexis Rom Estudio (R) Chris Thornley


Includes work from Frank Chimero, Dirk Fowler (F2 Design), Nobrow, Andrio Abero, Methane Studios, Hero Design, A. Micah Smith, The Heads of State, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Modern Dog, Mikey Burton, House Industries, Hatch, Tad Carpenter, Enormous Champion, Studio on Fire, Swink, Silnt, and many others.


You can pick up a copy at Amazon.


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You The Designer: 33 Fresh and Cool Fonts for Designers

33 Fresh and Cool Fonts for Designers: "

Finding the appropriate font for your design purpose is important. Simple designs can become extraordinary with the correct font choice. Though a wide variety of fonts are available to download online, there is always a demand for fresh varieties to express text or copy in a brand new way.


With today’s post of 33 Fresh and Cool Fonts for Designers, we bring you a collection of fresh and trendy fonts you can download for free. Breathe life into your design’s copy with these unique font faces. Enjoy!


Nobile Font


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Arcus Font


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Fracmetrica Font


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Free Font Two One


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Qub Font


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Age Free Font


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Megapolis Font


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Section Font


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Modo Font


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Musa Ornata


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Piron Free Ront


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Code Free Ront


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Acid Type Font


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Sansation Font


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Zero One Base Font


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Chunk Five Font


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Val Stencil Font


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Amperisk Font


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Code Font


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Q Section Font


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Sumkin Typeface Font


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Popu Font


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Laconic Font


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Merge Font


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Oblik Serif Font


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Dekar Free Font


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Lobster Font


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Bebas Font


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Patagonia Font


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Saf Free Font


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Q H Font


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Tertre Font


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A Walk In The Words: An Illustrated Language Tree

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ecorazzi: Ansel Adams Negatives Found At Garage Sale Worth $200 Million

Ansel Adams Negatives Found At Garage Sale Worth $200 Million: "ansel adams

The next time I see signs for a garage sale, I may just be tempted to stop.


A California painter has scored a dreamy estimated value for 65 glass negatives he found at a garage sale back in 2000. Originally priced at $70, he bargained them down to $45. Today, they’re valued at $200 million. Why? From CNN:


Those boxes contained 65 glass negatives created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early period of his career. Experts believed the negatives were destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed 5,000 plates. The photographs apparently were taken between 1919 and the early 1930s, well before Adams — who is known as the father of American photography — became nationally recognized in the 1940s.


Adams, a staunch environmentalist, always urged conservation for the scenes he immortalized through his stunning photography — as well as promoting the goals of the Sierra Club and helping to expand the National park system. Most of all, he was most pained by the loss of remote and quiet corners of the world.


“We all know the tragedy of the dustbowls,” he said, “the cruel unforgivable erosions of the soil, the depletion of fish or game, and the shrinking of the noble forests. And we know that such catastrophes shrivel the spirit of the people… The wilderness is pushed back, man is everywhere. Solitude, so vital to the individual man, is almost nowhere.”


Check out a slideshow of some of the recovered slides over on CNN.

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