Posts by Carli Krueger

Type Nerds, eat your heart out over “The History of Typography”

Ben Barrett-Forrest's “The History of Typography”

This is a little overdue but if you haven’t seen Ben Barrett-Forrest’s “The History of Typography” video, you must. I came across this video a few months ago and promptly proposed to him via Twitter out of nerdy adoration. (He said yes!)

The Canadian designer and self-proclaimed type nerd, decided the world was lacking in good typography videos. Over 140 hours, 291 paper letters and 2,454 photographs later, he’d filled the void. Barrett-Forrest used traditional stop-motion techniques to illustrate how printed type came to be and how it has evolved since its start. The video gives background to italics, serifs and various categories of sans. The video felt like a condensed version of Simon Garfield’s Just My Type to me and will make for a great tool in beginning typography and design classes.

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Fonts of Instagram: Our 10 Favorite Type Obsessed Accounts

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Foodagraphs, puppygrams and landscapes in Valencia, while interesting, are not the most inspiring images to clog your instagram with. Because boredom, creative block and habitual swipe scrolling will lead you there anyway, I’ve compiled a list of accounts that will fill your feed with double tap-worthy typographical inspiration.

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Meaty Messages in Embroidered Type By Ali Lander-Shindler

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I want to reach out and touch Ali Lander-Shindler’s stitched meat series. The Chicago-based freelance artist contrasts the delicate craft of needlepoint with crass, fleshy innuendos and humorously marries them with familiar type. The embroidery has a delectable texture that would make it difficult to refrain from running my fingers along it.

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Type with a sense of place by Tyler Thorney

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Having just moved away from Missoula, Montana I am really missing the Northwest. But the letter-work from designer Tyler Thorney’s portfolio takes me back to the mystic mountains of my former home so quickly. Thorney’s hand sketched type compliments its surroundings rather than standing out starkly. Even when he overlays images with type, they could both stand alone yet they work together without conflicting.

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