Designer/illustrator Jessica Hische can’t seem to stop putting wonderful things out into the world. First she released her first font, Buttermilk, which is just beautiful. Now she’s got some killer viney lettering letterpress posters up for sale.
Go check them out… seriously.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
As my wife can attest, this type castle project was always meant to be a letterpress poster. When I first started laying out the piece, about two years ago, I got all excited about how cool it would be to do a big letterpress poster of some Disneyland attractions all set in typography. I was so excited to share when I finally finished the artwork I decided to set it loose as a set of desktop wallpapers, but that was more of a fun little tangent than anything. Letterpress was always the goal.
Life threw a few curve balls to slow me down a bit and it’s taken me a while to finally get the show on the road… but I’m very happy to officially announce the Magic in Type Castle Letterpress Posters are for sale in the new shop!
Since the posters aren’t quite off the press yet, I’m offering a pre-order discount of $25 per poster through August 1, 2009. If pre-ordering’s not your thing, just leave your email address in the box on the shop, and I’ll let you know when the posters are shipping.
And what would a post about a letterpress project be without a little print shop eye candy…
What an absolutely beautiful typeface.
I originally saw Alpine Script over at the beautifully redesigned Letterhead Fonts, and today it crossed my path again in the MyFonts email newsletter.
I’m normally not a fan of brush scripts, but something about this face from Charles Borges de Oliveira catches me. I’m a fan.
Bring bad design to justice.
These pages are from the Macclesfield Alphabet Book, essentially a 16th century design studio’s marketing portfolio. The British Library is hoping to buy the book from its current owner, at a price of £600,000.
From the CR Blog:
Produced c1500, the book is filled with designs for different styles of script, letters, initials and decorative borders. All are believed to have come from one workshop, where the book would have been used not just in ye olde pitche meetinge but also to teach assistants how to reproduce the house styles.
(via Boing Boing)
A huge collection of movie title screens.
When I set out to create my type castle, I didn’t realize how much fun it would be to find interesting ways to approximate some of the finer bits of detail on Sleeping Beauty Castle. I’m not going to say I did everything the right way… and each time I open it up I find little bits to tweak before going to press, but things shaped up real nice & I’m quite happy with the result.
I thought it might be fun to use a few close up pictures to illustrate some of the detail. You can click on any of them for a larger view.
The first (Top right of this post) is an unique spire on the castle. One of the interesting points is the pattern the shingles make on the roofline where this spire appears. There is another interesting, but very different shingle pattern on the opposide side of the castle as well.
There’s also some fun little details that probably won’t get much attention. This is the Disney crest, that is displayed above the drawbridge, and some cute squirrel gargoyles to the left and right.