justanothermasterpiece:

Franz Kline.
germanpostwarmodern:

Church St Trinitatis (1979-82) in Leipzig, Germany, designed by Bauakademie der DDR

germanpostwarmodern:

Church St Trinitatis (1979-82) in Leipzig, Germany, designed by Bauakademie der DDR

(Source: propstei-leipzig.de)

Kern Your Enthusiasm

Thanks to Jacob Covey for kindly pointing me in the direction Kern Your Enthusiasm, a new series of short posts at HiLobrow about typefaces.

Matthew Battles, author of Library: An Unquiet History (and co-founder of HiLobrow), kicked off the series on Friday with a fascinating post about Aldine Italic:

Aldus Manutius was a printer in sixteenth-century Venice, and he was looking to shake things up.…

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Peter Mendelsund, Your New Favourite Designer

Peter Mendelsund / photograph by George Baier IV

photograph by George Baier IV

On the blog of designer and art director Henry Sene Yee there is a fake poll question: “Who is your favourite book cover designer?” Three of poll’s four possible answers are “Chip Kidd.” The fourth is “none of the above.” The joke is, of course, that Kidd is the only book cover designer most people can name (if they can name one at all).

After this week, however,…

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secretcinema1:

Subway Car with Accordionist, New York, 1938, Walker Evans 

secretcinema1:

Subway Car with Accordionist, New York, 1938, Walker Evans 


Walter Marti, Swiss Typography, Lucerne, 1957

Walter Marti, Swiss Typography, Lucerne, 1957

(Source: last-picture-show, via last-picture-show)

Book Covers of Note August 2014
onsomething:

vostok1:
Marianne Brandt / Tempo, Tempo, Progress, Culture Photomontage 1927

onsomething:

vostok1:

Marianne Brandt / Tempo, Tempo, Progress, Culture Photomontage 1927

wardomatic:

1957 Kodak Binder Illustration (via Found Vintage Style on Flickr)

wardomatic:

1957 Kodak Binder Illustration (via Found Vintage Style on Flickr)

(via phasesphrasesphotos)

forgottencool:

Young Love 119

forgottencool:

Young Love 119

(via hollyhocksandtulips)