I like your type

Above is a new the typeface that I have been working on lately and which will be making an appearance in my portfolio. To go with this typeface my personal tutor suggested that I find a quote and write it in my newly created font to enhance and embody the idea and inspiration behind the typeface. The quote I have decided on is this:

"Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of Marking" Ellen Lupton

Below is the link to a website which is the companion to Ellen Lupton's 2004 book titled 'Thinking with Type' - it is a truly fantastic website for anyone interested in typography, extremely helpful as well as being interesting and fun at the same time. Thinking with type is on my list of books I need to own. My favourite part of the website is the fontographic dating game, check it out.

You still have that Norwich mentality don't you?

Here are a couple of things that I need to remember:

A combination of old magazine article and conversations today about birthday presents has made me post these two new Lego sets which are part of the new Frank Lloyd Wright Collection which was released in 2009. Recreating the Guggenheim and Falling water in tiny plastic bricks has me quite sadly salivating at the mouth at the prospect of building. Possibly one of the world's greatest and timeless toys combined with the works of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century? Certainly an object of desire.

Be My Valentine?

Flying Kites with MI5

Turns out spending an hour trying to fly a kite in central London had no relevance to my final work for my Stingray project at all. But it was an awful lot of fun if not quite 100% successful. Well done to Francesca Pecqueur for the photos.

My current project which is to try and graphically represent one aspect of an animal (mine is a stingray) and has been getting at me for the last 2 weeks. I had almost no solid ideas until today when after spending 2 hours on google I discovered the perfect thing. Hopefully will make some headway tomorrow and over the weekend to maybe post it up on Monday when it is due.

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