Published on March 5, 2010
What exactly is it about letters, type, font that is so fascinating? I can’t quite put my finger on it – the pull I feel towards typography. It’s not about words, although I love words. It applies equally to characters printed on a page, painted on a sign, created out of wood or metal as another form of signage, or worked into beautiful digital design on my computer screen. It also applies to numbers, by the way.
I wrote about my relationship with vintage sign letters last year, here. But I am feeling the tug, the love,…READ MORE
Published on January 11, 2010
Someday, I am going to learn to print on a letterpress. It is something I have wanted to do for years. Tucked away in my in-laws’ attic is a wonderful antique cast iron press that was used to make shipping crate labels when their homestead was a working farm. Someday I am going to haul it out, dust it off and learn how to use it. Someday, when I have time…
But for the moment, I am captivated by the growing variety of letterpress design that is available as artists and designers rediscover this fabulous medium. I was especially struck…READ MORE
Published on January 3, 2010
I know, I’m a few days late. Story of my life. But I am excited to start the new year, and invite you to come along with us as we find out what 2010 has in store for the Tandem crew. And no, the above photo is not one of my kids or anyone I know. It just looked like a fun way to welcome the year. One of my goals for 2010 is to (at least occasionally) feel like that kid. Joyful, abandoned, like I’m flying but confident of the arms…READ MORE