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Boogy Papers

papers are dancing when Julien Priez typographer from Paris is playing his calligraphy music. Already finishing his exams at art school he makes very stylish and unique artworks. He also developed a system exploring the composition of typography by mixing, repeating parts of letters adding ligatures, signs and many combination. Enjoy it!

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Font Pedigree

A long, long time ago fonts just didn’t emerge on the internet like corn pops in a hot frying pan, but they were designed for special reasons only, like educational reforms, as security features for deeds, other official documents and so on. In 1937 the german “Bauersche Gießerei” (Bauer foundry) released their famous font pedigree for friends and customers to celebrate their hundredth anniversary. There are very less good and significant Pedigrees in the world, but this is one of the oldest and unique ones ever produced. By the end of the century, after a misjudgement that automation would be in typefounding, rather than typesetting, the Bauer Type Foundry would have collapsed were it not for the commencement of an adventurous type design program under its new owner George Hartmann. Today the Bauer foundry is media centre and harbor for artists and publishers like Lürzer’s Archive an advertising compilation issue with the best adds worldwide coming out every three month. Have fun exploring it!

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Numbers in the City

These are just fantastic. Huge aluminium numerals, brightly painted, and each on its own plinth, all on display in the centre of London.

Numbers 1-0 is a piece by Robert Indiana, originally created in the early ’80s. This version is on display as part of Sculpture in the City 2013 where 10 installations are on view around the City of London (you know, the city within London), including Indiana’s more well-known piece, LOVE.

I took these pictures this morning on Lime street, a side road between the famous Lloyds building and other modern, steels and glass structures. Each number is really vibrant setting the usually grey street alight with colour.

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