Dusty Signs

video by Hunter Johnson

If you’re following my posts, you probably have noticed that I have a thing for the hand-made craft. I love the tradition of actually making something with your hands that cannot be duplicated exactly how you see it. This is exactly why I love the hand painted signs of  Dan Madsen. He is holding true to the tradition of the hand painted signs and lettering, and following in his grandfathers footsteps.

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PENNED, Save the Date and Keep a Look out for Ticketing!


01/28/2012 at 9:00am | Temple Center City, Room 206, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA

Save the date, and keep a look out for ticketing for PENNED!

Penned is a hands on lettering workshop with Ken Barber, presented by the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA. Learn from Ken Barber, an esteemed  letterer and type designer, in a group workshop and gain a stronger understanding of type and lettering by applying foundational letter-making principles firsthand. In the AM session: Hand Lettering in Graphic Design, you will learn how to create your own hand lettering and create your own one of a kind word marks. In the PM session: Creating and Designing with Prefabricated Letters, you will acquire a practical foundation for producing and implementing ready-made letters in various design contexts. To learn more about the Penned Event and Ken Barber visit the PENNED EVENT on AIGA PHILADELPHIA’S WEBSITE.

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Typography for the Web Webinar

Typography for the Web

Wednesday, December 7
12:00 p.m.

Typography for the web is a webinar, Part of AIGA’s and Adobe’s Webinar Series: “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet

Until recently, typography for the web was limited to a handful of overused screen-display fonts, but new font services are giving web designers the freedom to choose their typefaces and control their appearance without sacrificing web standards. In this webinar, moderator Callie Neylan will lead a discussion with Tim Brown, type manager for Typekit, about this “golden age” for web typography and how emerging technologies are improving web design.

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Dolce Caffè Font

This week, I was sent in a post from the artists who designed this font!

Inspired by the café culture that forms such an integral part of everyday life in Europe, Dolce Caffè is a sweet & stylish handwritten font that is very legible, simple, and useful. It was designed in 2011 after the many cool handwritten chalkboards I saw on the streets of Berlin, a city that I love. All the glyphs were designed by hand first, and than vectorized with Illustrator CS5. Use this typeface when you need a neatly handwritten style for your projects. The letters are uppercase only.

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