Tag Archives: alphabet

Talar du svenska? Swedish ABCs!

The following ABC illustrations by Staffan Wirén were borrowed from Martin Klasch’s Picasa album:

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Throwback Thursday: The Illustrations of Paul Thurlby

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Paul Thurlby‘s vintage-esque alphabet illustrations have been making the rounds on a lot of design and type blogs lately, but I just can’t help throwing my hat into the ring. They’re just too d@mn awesome! I love the old-school look, the fact that some of them remind me of Alain Grée, and the fact that I want to make wallpaper out of them and slap them on my bedroom walls. Talk about a throwback: I can almost taste that deliciously intoxicating “old book smell” while I look at these babies.

So, here are some of his alphabet illustrations, mixed with some other projects that I found on HIS BLOG and on his FLICKR STREAM. Please visit both, now and often. Trust me: your creative inspiration demands it.

(Note: Unsurprisingly, I’m quite partial to the owl illustration, but I want them all.)

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And now for some non-alphabet-related Thurlby awesomeness:

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Felt & Wire Shop!

From FeltAndWire.com

From FeltAndWire.com

In honor of Felt & Wire’s launch of their new online shop, I thought I’d go ahead and post some images of their fantastic double-sided wrapping paper, containing plenty of great type-related images.

Enjoy, and go visit the Felt & Wire Shop!

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jc_wp_alphabet01Get updated on all things Felt & Wire by following them on Twitter HERE.

Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Caps

    {I am so in love with Jessica Hische, I felt compelled to copy this post from my other blog}

eautiful initials by typographer, designer, and illustrator Jessica Hische, who has a newly minted Daily Drop Caps project, whereby “each day (or at least each WORK day), a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap will be posted for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere.” Jessica provides the HTML code to copy/paste directly into your blog posts to take advantage of her letterific creations!

Daily Drop Caps thus far, magnified:

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I am in love with these, by the way. Which you could probably guess considering all of the illuminated initials I’ve used throughout my blog posts since my blog’s inception last year. I guess you could say that Jessica Hische is kind of my hero. Visit her blog HERE.

Peter Blake’s alphabet series…

Peter Blake’s alphabet series over at Paul Stolper:

W is for Words

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and E is for Eggs

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Thanks to the fabulous and newly formed Friends of Type for introducing me via Twitter. Everyone go over and check out Friends of Type immediately! But be prepared: much drooling will ensue.

The Power of Green

I’m not talking about green as a synonym for “environmentally conscious,” though that is lovely, too. I’m talking, very simply, about the color green. My brother-in-law’s 11-year-old niece (whom I have always affectionately referred to as my “niece-in-law”) suffered a near-drowning accident on August 1st. Four weeks later, she remains unconscious in critical condition at the local ICU of a children’s hospital. Her organs were stabilizing, but yesterday she suffered a horrible setback. We are now all terribly scared and thinking the strongest, most positive thoughts we can for her and the whole family.

My niece-in-law’s favorite color is green.

Coincidentally, green is my favorite color as well. It is just one of many many things that we share.

We also share books.

So, today, I am putting my faith in the power of green and the written word. The power to soothe, strengthen, enliven, and heal.

Here’s to you, D. I love you so much.

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A is for Alphabeasties!

A new children’s book from Werner Design Werks, Alphabeasties is an “alphabet book, where the animals are made of type – all types of type. From A to Z” (from Werner Design’s Flickr page).

I am in love with each and every one of the “beasties,” and I can’t wait until there are more in stock so I can buy one for my baby niece and nephew (never to early to set them on the appropriate typographic path)!

Enjoy:

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Thanks to the always-fabulous Uppercase Gallery for clueing me in to the greatness!