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We lost a great man today; Maurice Sendak, an author/illustrator who, to me, was up there with the greats; Roald Dahl, Bill Waterson, and Charles Schultz, all of whom had the heart and the chutzpah to tell children the truth; something Sendak was never afraid to do. 

All of these men were hounded by their personal lives, Dahl; a serial womaniser and anti-semite, Schultz, whose marriage dissolved around him as he channeled his despondency back into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, and last but not least Sendak, whose magnum opus, Where The Wild Things Are, was his response to being dogged by depression.

I would like to say thank you to Sendak; thank him for having the spirit to never back down, thank him for showing us as kids (and adults) the real shape of things; the sad, dark truth of the world, and most importantly for showing us the other side of that same coin; that there’s an everyday wonderment of childhood — and if you take that through to adulthood, then you’re golden— , that every day is an adventure, that the mundane is glorious if we just look hard enough.

Watch this video.

mattjayblog:

dad’s wise words. applicable to any pursuit, i believe.

mattjayblog:

dad’s wise words. applicable to any pursuit, i believe.

(via makermarks)

Encyclopaedia Britannica has stopped printing after two-hundred years. Sad day for print.

Encyclopaedia Britannica has stopped printing after two-hundred years. Sad day for print.

Hipster Branding
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Saw this and thought of what JP said to me today in class — couldn’t help but laugh!

Hipster Branding

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Saw this and thought of what JP said to me today in class — couldn’t help but laugh!

Paul Sahre - Hello World
One of my favourite designers is responsible for this ode to all things ham radio. Other than being playful, serious, and just plain beautiful - it’s a wonderful example of brilliant book design. (Click through takes you to Google Books preview)

Paul Sahre - Hello World

One of my favourite designers is responsible for this ode to all things ham radio. Other than being playful, serious, and just plain beautiful - it’s a wonderful example of brilliant book design. (Click through takes you to Google Books preview)

Life magazine’s photos of Times Square Porn shops from the ’80s — Brilliant typography and a nice insight into the past, definitely not safe for work.
Click through for the full series.

Life magazine’s photos of Times Square Porn shops from the ’80s — Brilliant typography and a nice insight into the past, definitely not safe for work.

Click through for the full series.

A camera attached to a drill — Psychedelic fun!

Bugsy Malone type by Gavin Strange aka Mr Boikzmoind, aka Jam Factory.

All typefaces from Lost Type

(Source: news.jam-factory.com)

An abandoned monument to communism in Bulgaria. Featuring some brilliant Cyrillic concrete type. 
Click through for more amazing exploration shots. 

An abandoned monument to communism in Bulgaria. Featuring some brilliant Cyrillic concrete type. 

Click through for more amazing exploration shots. 

Biro drawings by Carine Brancowitz 

Biro drawings by Carine Brancowitz 

We lost a great man today; Maurice Sendak, an author/illustrator who, to me, was up there with the greats; Roald Dahl, Bill Waterson, and Charles Schultz, all of whom had the heart and the chutzpah to tell children the truth; something Sendak was never afraid to do. 

All of these men were hounded by their personal lives, Dahl; a serial womaniser and anti-semite, Schultz, whose marriage dissolved around him as he channeled his despondency back into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, and last but not least Sendak, whose magnum opus, Where The Wild Things Are, was his response to being dogged by depression.

I would like to say thank you to Sendak; thank him for having the spirit to never back down, thank him for showing us as kids (and adults) the real shape of things; the sad, dark truth of the world, and most importantly for showing us the other side of that same coin; that there’s an everyday wonderment of childhood — and if you take that through to adulthood, then you’re golden— , that every day is an adventure, that the mundane is glorious if we just look hard enough.

Watch this video.

mattjayblog:

dad’s wise words. applicable to any pursuit, i believe.

mattjayblog:

dad’s wise words. applicable to any pursuit, i believe.

(via makermarks)

Encyclopaedia Britannica has stopped printing after two-hundred years. Sad day for print.

Encyclopaedia Britannica has stopped printing after two-hundred years. Sad day for print.

Hipster Branding
——-
Saw this and thought of what JP said to me today in class — couldn’t help but laugh!

Hipster Branding

——-

Saw this and thought of what JP said to me today in class — couldn’t help but laugh!

Paul Sahre - Hello World
One of my favourite designers is responsible for this ode to all things ham radio. Other than being playful, serious, and just plain beautiful - it’s a wonderful example of brilliant book design. (Click through takes you to Google Books preview)

Paul Sahre - Hello World

One of my favourite designers is responsible for this ode to all things ham radio. Other than being playful, serious, and just plain beautiful - it’s a wonderful example of brilliant book design. (Click through takes you to Google Books preview)

Life magazine’s photos of Times Square Porn shops from the ’80s — Brilliant typography and a nice insight into the past, definitely not safe for work.
Click through for the full series.

Life magazine’s photos of Times Square Porn shops from the ’80s — Brilliant typography and a nice insight into the past, definitely not safe for work.

Click through for the full series.

A camera attached to a drill — Psychedelic fun!

Bugsy Malone type by Gavin Strange aka Mr Boikzmoind, aka Jam Factory.

All typefaces from Lost Type

(Source: news.jam-factory.com)

An abandoned monument to communism in Bulgaria. Featuring some brilliant Cyrillic concrete type. 
Click through for more amazing exploration shots. 

An abandoned monument to communism in Bulgaria. Featuring some brilliant Cyrillic concrete type. 

Click through for more amazing exploration shots. 

Biro drawings by Carine Brancowitz 

Biro drawings by Carine Brancowitz 

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I am a 2nd Year Graphic Design student at UWE, Bristol. This is my supporting blog for the Type and Print module. My personal site is at naomidodds.com

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