Iron-On Interlock

Ed Interlock makin’ the scene on some customized kids apparel.

Posted by on February 10, 2011

For Immediate Release

Not sure what our hand-lettered logo for MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden has to do with adhesion testing polycarbonate substrates or channel grooving with a duo vertical panel saw, but the October 2010 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated decided to feature the Kentucky Kid lettering anyway.

Posted by on November 15, 2010

Fonte Couture

One of the many classy letter styles that the inimitable E. Everett Fernandez designed for the StripPrinter portable film-lettering machine.

Posted by on November 9, 2010

Keepin’ It Casual

My Communication Arts article on mid-twentieth century informal script lettering recently hit newsstands. The column, which appears in the magazine’s Advertising Annual 51, also includes a few more lettering gems like the Rene Gruau piece above. Thanks for hookin’ up the photos, Ben.

Incidentally, it’s worth mentioning that there was a slight mix-up during editing: Ed Rondthaler, didn’t routinely meet with New York City’s prominent letterers, as mentioned in the article. Rather, the Photo-Lettering co-founder merely mentions the artists’ informal get-togethers in his 1981 autobiography, Life with Letters.

Posted by on November 9, 2010

Cooper Union Workshop Reprise

I’ll be conducting another lettering workshop this weekend at The Cooper Union. Although the seminar is part of the school’s certificate program in typeface design, there are still a few openings available to the public. Phone 212-353-4195 or email to register. See you there!

November 6–7
9 am – 4 pm

The Copper Union
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Posted by on November 3, 2010

L'House à MIT

What do you get when you mix House Industries, the Swiss consulate, University of Art and Design Lausanne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology? We’re not sure either, but come see what all the fuss is about next week when I’ll be lecturing with Swiss designer François Rappo at MIT.

Beyond Helvetica: a look at the power of typography
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
MIT Room 3-270

6:30 pm – Doors open
6:45 pm – Lecture
7:45 – Apéritif (That’s a fancy French word for free hooch!)

Posted by on October 19, 2010

Cooper Union Workshop

I’ll be conducting a pair of weekend lettering workshops during the next few weeks at The Cooper Union. Though the seminars are part of the school’s typeface design certificate program, seats are also available to the public. Swing by if you’re in town.

October 23–24
9 am – 4 pm

November 6–7
9 am – 4 pm

Posted by on October 15, 2010


David Pearson customized Blaktur for this cover design from Penguin Books soon to be released Great Ideas series. Thanks to Jeremy Mickel for the heads-up.

Posted by on July 22, 2010