Monday 27 August 2012

Mark Wallinger at the Baltic

On a recent trip to Newcastle I visited the Baltic gallery. One of the main exhibitions was by Mark Wallinger a former Turner prize winner. His work included a numbered wall and 65,536 stones laid out on chess boards.

I particularly liked his explanation of the giant "I" on the front of the building. A self-portrait in Times New Roman which is as simple as it is large. Wonder which typeface others would consider to represent themself?

Thursday 23 August 2012

Read but not seen

This week I've been sharing some of my design knowledge with the ladies over at E-LLE. It was fun sharing a few basics about typography to a group of  women who will hopefully find it useful for their businesses.

So here's my presentation slides if anyone has anything to add or to ask about the subject of typography I'd love to hear from you in the comments box below. And if it's whetted your appetite for type head over to my type pinterest board to see some fine examples!