Letter Forms

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Typography fans will love Little Book of Lettering, a new book out from Emily Gregory that presents the work of several artists and designers working with type in new ways. Andrew Joyce’s color combos for his hand-lettered type are inspired by NBA logos, and Carson Ellis also works by hand, illustrating her type with delicate flourish. Others, like Sean Freeman, compose in Photoshop, cutting, pasting and mashing together photographs and textures to form his lettering. All are masterfully working with type using all the tools available – whether looking to the history of sign painting, or combining hand-lettering with new technologies.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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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!

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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.

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

 

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