March 13, 2012

"I look for unevenness, for letters that are over- or under-weight, for any inconsistencies that might flag the flavor. Every letter must be independently legible so that if it is seen out of context it will not be misread. Finally the entire alphabet must be ‘in tune’….
The oboe is the first instrument you hear when a symphony orchestra begins to ‘tune up.’ The oboe gives the pitch. It has great penetration and can easily be heard by all the other instruments. Now comes a surprising coincidence: the letters O B E in the word OBOE and the lowercase letters o b e—or preferably o d e—are, by the nature of their design, key letters that give the pitch to which other letters of the alphabet may be tuned. O B E and o d e carry a big load in determining the character of a style. They are not dramatic shapes like a or g or s, but they sound the pitch clearly. First they must be in tune with each other, then the remaining letters should be in design harmony or in artistic balance with these three. All must be in tune.”
- Edward Rondthaler, Life with Letters, as they turned photogenic, 1981.

via: ILT

February 3, 2012
Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) MORE/Source

Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) MORE/Source

November 25, 2011
'French photographer Arnaud Pyvka’s curious series of still lifes'
source

'French photographer Arnaud Pyvka’s curious series of still lifes'

source

November 17, 2011
Salt Processing Plant Textures

Salt Processing Plant Textures

November 13, 2011
Arte subtilissima
more: The Most Delicate Art

Arte subtilissima

more: The Most Delicate Art

November 13, 2011
more: The Most Delicate Art

more: The Most Delicate Art

November 13, 2011
Arte subtilissima
more: The Most Delicate Art

Arte subtilissima

more: The Most Delicate Art

November 13, 2011
Arte subtilissima
more: The Most Delicate Art

Arte subtilissima

more: The Most Delicate Art

November 13, 2011
Arte subtilissima
more: The Most Delicate Art

Arte subtilissima

more: The Most Delicate Art

September 1, 2011
diamonds-wood:
Vogue Russia | Anna Selezneva by Anthony Maule

diamonds-wood:

Vogue Russia | Anna Selezneva by Anthony Maule

June 20, 2011
via World Service

via World Service

June 5, 2011
more @ Diamonds & Wood

more @ Diamonds & Wood

February 20, 2011
"Emilio Gomariz made a font by arranging 114 Photoshop files"

114.psd Type from Emilio Gomariz on Vimeo.

(Source: todayandtomorrow.net)

February 16, 2011
 ”Underneath the mountains there are Basilisks and Merguli[?], and it is almost entirely deserted on account of these.” 

 ”Underneath the mountains there are Basilisks and Merguli[?], and it is almost entirely deserted on account of these.” 

February 12, 2011
more ocelot

more ocelot