Through Lines 076

A brief masterclass on the art of fore-edge painting. This of course led me to a longer video on edge gilding which I’ve always appreciated, but now maybe even more so.

  • This week’s giant rabbit hole belongs to this archive from the Ulm School of Design hosted on Dropbox. You’re welcome.
  • I’m very intrigued by this idea of oddkin from Mandy Brown’s A Working Letter newsletter. The idea of kinship had been something on my thematic radar for a while related to work, and this has sort of blown it open.
  • I dig the intricacies of Molly Louie a bit more than the overall letterforms on their own, but in the right context, something like this could be a real stunner.
  • Jamie Clarke makes some nice type (like Rig Shaded), but I just discovered his new massive Span family with it’s elegant deep serifs and bountiful alternates. This looks like something that would work well both for books and branding.
  • A nerdy but thoroughly interesting deep dive into color fonts and designer Ulrike Rausch's process for creating Liebe Heide, easily the best handwriting font out there.
  • Everyone is going gaga for GT Ultra and for good reason I’d say.
  • Sharp Type’s new Tarnac with it’s connection to French Plaque Michelin road signs deserves some more attention. The heavier weights are weird (good weird) funky.
  • Why yes, I am excited by the idea of continuous sidewalks. Having walked many streets in the Netherlands, I agree that they’re onto something good.
  • I felt a big existential sign of relief reading the 5-star BBC review of No Time To Die.
  • Phoebe Bridgers has a great cover of Bo Burnham’s “That Funny Feeling” out on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to Texas Abortion Funds.
  • Self doubt, imposter syndrome, and creativity seem to be somewhat of a package deal. But it doesn't have to be that way.
  • Thanks John for the nod in the Sept issue of ILT’s always great This Month in Type!