Last night I stumbled across this gem of a site. It’s a photo database of early soviet-era children’s books hosted by a Canadian University. Great stuff! The typography is my favorite part of it all. But the character styles are fun too.
I enjoy looking at type. I really enjoy looking at the typography used in logos (too much Papyrus out there) and book covers.
But when I need a quick fix and want to bask in the glow of cool creative type treatments I click over to Forget the film, Watch the titles. It’s a growing collection of title sequences from the big screen.
I won’t share how much time I burn on this site.
of blog. There have been little rumblings over the past six months about the upcoming Helvetica documentary, but never anything official that you could sink your teeth into and get excited about.
But now Gary Hustwit, director of the film, has started his own blog to help all the typophiles of the world keep pace. I have to say I’m pretty stoked about the film. I’m anxious to see all the interviews with the type designers. I hope it’s heavy on the “creative process” discussion and lighter on the “history of type” stuff.
Hat tip fade theory for the link.