Monday, July 23, 2012

A Typographical Kind of Day

PBS Off Book
I am really starting to fall in love with PBS' Off Book (@PBSoffbook) series and the different topics they cover. Here are a few of the more interesting ones that are typography-related.

Books on Typography

This list of 10 Essential Books on Typography by Maria Popova over at Brain Pickings (which is one of my favourite sites for learning and overall good stuff) is a good list for typography fans and enthusiasts. One of the recommendations listed is Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton. I have to admit it's one of my beloved typography books especially because it was the required textbook for my first graphic design course. I highly recommend it as the first book for those just starting to learn typography or graphic design! =D

Superhero Typographic Classifications
[image from Behance]

Matthew Olin showed his project, Superhero Typographic Classifications, at his MFA Thesis Exhibition in Dec 2011 with a series of typographic posters and correlating classifications of typefaces with specific superheroes relating characteristics between both to let people connect the qualities and drawing the similarities within the paired relations.

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