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Typeface Memory Game: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog

For everyone who wishes to enhance their skills at recognising typefaces in a playful manner. A typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as a text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game. 

Get it here: http://amzn.to/11KocYK

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Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build An Incredible Career.

Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor. It demands creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of hustle.
With wisdom from 21 leading creative minds, 99U’s Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest. If you already read Manage Your Day- To-Day you already know the quality of this book.
Get the book here: http://amzn.to/1dRslym
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Name: Unyagira #2Platform: NegoraArtist: Javier JimenezManufacturer: Max Toy CompanyMaterial: Sofubi

plastickaiju:

Name: Unyagira #2
Platform: Negora
Artist: Javier Jimenez
Manufacturer: Max Toy Company
Material: Sofubi

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Alan Aldridge, Cover of Design Journal, 1968. England. Source. Read the magazine (and many others) online via vads

design-is-fine:

Alan Aldridge, Cover of Design Journal, 1968. England. Source. Read the magazine (and many others) online via vads

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generic-eric:

David Bowie not liking fresh cookies in 1976.

Excuse you the screencap does not do this justice.

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generic-eric:

David Bowie not liking fresh cookies in 1976.

Excuse you the screencap does not do this justice.

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a transparent ittle haunter thingy

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a transparent ittle haunter thingy

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Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age

No one person ever invented an alphabet,” wrote Type-maven Tommy Thompson. Script typefaces were no exception. During the letterpress era they were in such great demand that many people “invented” them, and many others copied them. In some commercial printing shops, composing cases filled with scripts were stacked floor to ceiling to the exclusion of other type. Printers routinely amassed multiple styles of the heavy metal type fonts, each possessing a distinct twist, flourish or quirk, used to inject the hint of personality or dash of character to quotidian printed pieces. Fonts had names like Wedding Plate Script, Cursive Script, Engravers Script, Bank Script, Master Script, French Script, Stationers Semiscript and Myrtle Script — Myrtle? — there were countless others. They surfaced in Europe and America. And the exact same types in France, for example, could be found in Italian foundries with different names.

Scripts signaled propriety, suggested authority yet also exuded status and a bourgeois aesthetic. The wealthy classes couldn’t get enough fashionable scripts in their diet. Likewise, the nouveau riche embraced them too — maybe it helped them to appear even more wealthy. 

Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany, France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources—advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters—this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of longoverlooked material. 275 illustrations, 254 in color

USA: http://amzn.to/18ou7s9
UK: http://amzn.to/18F7HOd

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