Icon of Type

A tantalizing limited-edition, numbered, deluxe monograph of iconic US graphic designer Herb Lubalin was recently made available for pre-order from Unit Editions press. Lubalin spent his early days in the Mad Men-era NYC advertising world, created the well-known Avant Garde typeface, and worked with Lou Dorfsman to create the influential CBS cafeteria wall (shown). A real treasure, especially considering United Editions says, ‘The only previous monograph on Lubalin was published in 1985. Long out of print, it can be found online for up to $400.”

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

books

There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

reader

I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

mlk

A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

Twitter

View all

Opening one's home and heart. @jgebbia #StandWithRefugees https://t.co/DU2iSljPCn

WordPress SEO fine-tune by Meta SEO Pack from Poradnik Webmastera