Julide Belen is a talented letterer and designer in every right, but her quilling work simply blows me away. I love that she takes this Renaissance era technique and creates completely modern, clean pieces. Her 2016 quilled numbers are for a graduation program, but I think they are perfect to celebrate the end of 2015 and the beginning of a fresh year. Awesomely, she shares in progress shots over on her Instagram if you're into that.
Even though the days are finally getting longer, the night skies dominate and extended hours mean lots of star gazing. In the spirit of celebrating the night skies, I'm sharing Hajnalka Illes' Uraniae Observatory series. She has created a gorgeous poster, business card, trio of booklets, and more. Her project description explains "the observatory that only existed for a short period of 37 years on top of the most famous of hills, Gellert in Budapest." Her font combinations work perfectly with her illustrations and layout. My favorite is the large silk screened poster on black.
I like beer and I like typography so Jared Jacob's brewery logos are right up my alley. The Texas Trail Brewing Co. reminds me of my childhood memories of living in Texas and my father's family's Southern roots. But, my favorite of the bunch has to be the March Hare Brewing logo with it's nod to the Alice and Wonderland namesake.
Last year Google announced they would be using HTTPS as a ranking signal with the implication that it would be considered heavier in the future. Well, the future is now! Yesterday Google has taken the next step in security and will now index HTTPS pages over their HTTP counterparts, even if those pages aren't directly linked.
The British Library is a huge leader in sharing their archives with the public. I have featured work from this collection on this blog a few times. See the list of great photo resources here, this amazing Armstrong Photo Engraving Ad, and these gorgeous illustrated letters. This huge collection of vintage advertisements is amazing. Here are just a few images from this outstanding set.
How Joyful is the place where optimistic quotes are beautifully hand-lettered by Joy Kelly. Her shop is filled with bright, cheerful products. I especially like her Instagram feed for behind the scenes photos like this. I thought it was an especially nice one for this week because Dave and I celebrate 21 years together today!