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At the weekend Jess & I popped down to Brick Lane to see the Eric Gill x Monotype exhibition. A tribute to Gill’s typography, the exhibition explores the creation, development and refinement of his fonts. ‘Letters are things not pictures of things’ – Gill’s take on typography. You’ll know his most famous font, Gill Sans, but in this exhibition Monotype share 3 new editions; Gill Sans Nova, Joanna Sans Nova and Joanna Nova. Monotype describe these...

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A little birdy(twitter) told me last week that something juicy and typographic was coming to Shoreditch; Gordon Young’s Comedy Carpet off-cuts. Lucy, Jack, my sister Sophie & I popped in at the weekend to see if all of the tweeting was true… I haven’t made it to Blackpool to see the carpet for myself yet but it looks and sounds amazing; 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. A 1,720 square metre space, the granite carpet...

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For my Birthday back in December, Sara bought me these cool alphabet stamps and golden ink, and yes, I’ve only just got around to using them. I figured that the perfect way to show them off to you guys was by placing them within my beautiful Kaleido HAY trays, which Jack surprised me with on my Birthday – ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS! (Beady eyes will also notice the amazing copper wire N from Oliver Bonas which was also...

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I’ve had this post drafted since May but today I can finally share it with the world! The reason it’s been under wraps is because I had planned to make 3D letters as housewarming presents for my housemates but obviously I didn’t want to spoil the surprise so I’ve kept it hush hush. Yesterday was the first day that all housemates were together in our new house (and also Danielle‘s birthday – Happy Birthday!) so...

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!: I am NOT going to pay for any eye tests so read this post at your own risk! Bela Borsodi’s Alphabet typographs (typography photographs) are so eye boggling, wouldn’t you agree? What I love about this work is that it’s a bit like what I would imagine its like being on drugs! I, of course, haven’t been stupid enough to do drugs so cannot be sure BUT what I mean by this is that you...

I know my blogging performance has become shockingly non existant this month, but as always I have the perfect excuse/person to blame; the male species 🙂 (note the smile) Yes, it would appear I am under the spell of a gentleman… so blogging has taken a back seat for a little while! HOWEVER there is no doubt that my passion for all things Graphique is still very strong, only the other day I found myself drooling over a book....

Although I’m posting it today, this is actually from 2 weeks ago. In my garden the conifer trees are being leeched onto by a vine-type plant. My parents hate it so naturally, I love it. So much that I decided I wanted to create a typeface from it, so I did. I used some paving slabs from my garden as the backdrop. This is the 3rd typeface I have created (mince meat being the first and ice lolly...

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