January 03, 2008
Type, from the Bible to the Beatles to Browsers
- Calligrapher Donald Jackson approached the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, with his life-long dream: to create the first handwritten, illuminated bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press. You can see numerous samples & read more about the process in this Library of Congress exhibition. The Adobe type guys have been screening a BBC documentary on the work here at the office.
- Experimental Jetset created the "John & Paul & Ringo & George" shirt, only to be "sincerely flattered" by dozens of imitators–many of whom they’ve cataloged on their site . I dig "Juan y Pablo y Jorge y Gringo" especially. [Via]
- In The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, Richard Rutter attempts to apply the principles of rhythm, proportion, harmony, and more in a Web context. [Via]
- Campbell’s Soup has created an excellent–and functional–anti-hunger display that uses soup cans to construct (and deconstruct) a word. [Via]
- Sharon Mount’s Tiny Buildings blog is all about her beautiful little creations–tiny buildings created from type-clad bits of paper. [Via]
- The March of Dimes renders babies with type to answer parents’ questions. [Via]
- If you’re looking for retro inspiration, check out Roadsidepictures’s Flickr set of 60’s supermarket signage. [Via] See also his set of 60’s Polaroids of signs in Washington.