Type on Thursday
The Hamilton Type Museum is a type lover's dream come true. Wired introduced me to this celebration of the history of printing explaining that the, "Hamilton is a working museum, where first-time visitors and longtime patrons alike can get their hands dirty. Ten of the museum’s 62 printing presses work, and visitors can learn entry level typesetting or basic letterpress printing."
Fonts in use is one of my favorite websites to browse for inspiration. Books, magazines, signs, and other fonts in the wild are shared. Both users and staff submit different examples that are easily sorted by medium, font, industry, or key word.
I really like the white on black chalky look of this hand lettering by Mark Serrano. Into the Mystic also happens to be one of my favorite songs.
Citylab has the excellent round up of the use of the letter "M" in metropolitan logos around the world. Gathering 77 different M's from public transportation systems, author Eric Jaffe groups them by style and compares and contrasts their varying features.
Tolga Girgin's letters appear to jump, blow, and fly off the page in their ongoing series of cleverly shaded and illustrated, hand lettered calligraphy.
Roberta Flack's "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" is the inspiration this Seb Lester poster. He combines elegant calligraphy with swirls and stars in beautiful homage to this classic love song. Personally, I love the black and gold version, but the white poster would be a perfect traditional wedding gift. I do have two brothers and a sister that are unhitched.