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 Ken Barber on November 9, 2010
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 email@example.com to register. See you there!
9 am – 4 pm
The Copper Union
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
Posted by Ken Barber on November 3, 2010
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 Ken Barber on October 19, 2010
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.
9 am – 4 pm
9 am – 4 pm
Posted by Ken Barber 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 Ken Barber on July 22, 2010
Kutztown University AIGA hosts House Industries
Friday, April 9 at 7:30 PM
Sharadin Building, Room 120
Play a round or two of putt-putt at Crystal Cave then head on over for some cup cheese and Lebanon bologna hors d’oeuvres before the presentation begins!
Posted by Ken Barber on March 30, 2010
Martijn Rijven over at BOLT Graphics in Amsterdam is another one of our PLINC beta testers. He recently featured Hasler Circus —for the “Jarvis Cocker” header— on a recent poster project. Dank je wel!
Posted by Ken Barber on July 15, 2009
If you’re in the autonomous province of Valencia, Spain this weekend, swing by Alicante for some type talk and a lettering workshop.
Posted by Ken Barber on May 4, 2009