designer spotlight – ed benguiat

A few years ago I was lucky enough to attend a Typeface Design class at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The tutor was Ed Benguiat. I was always a fan of his work along with other notable designers of that time in New York such as Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase. (  » continue  )

sign painters the movie….no really!

A movie about sign painters? Sounds good to me, although not sure my kids are going to go for it, not unless it’s animated and in 3D. It’s great to see that this craft is still going, despite the mass produced vinyl rubbish you see all over the place. It’s a vanishing art that will hopefully get a small boost from this film. (  » continue  )

david a. smith is at it again

A couple of years ago I posted a video of David A. Smith the amazing sign writer based in Torquay in South West England. (  » continue  )

how about some jack daniel’s for july 4th?

This time last year I did a piece about some posters created by Yee-Haw industries for Jack Daniel’s. Well, this year sees another set of posters created the good old-fashioned way, and not a mac in sight! (  » continue  )

brilliant design rant (contains swearing)

I’ve heard more designers talk about their thoughts, inspirations and the subtleties of what makes good or successful design, than most people have had hot dinners. Then there’s Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. (  » continue  )

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