As I have mentioned before I have something of an obsession with handwriting. As an obsessive maker of notes in an age that is witnessing a rapid decline in handwriting, I was fascinated and somewhat amused to discover T. Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms from 1888. Hill extolled the virtues of good penmanship, specifically […]
In the summer of 2014 I wrote series of blog posts for the Interactive Design Institute (IDI) on the theme of typography and typeface design. The posts are very much aimed at those wanting to gain an insight into the fundamentals of type and some of the approaches to its design. IDI have now collated […]
ean de Burca is a former design student of West Kent College (University of Kent) who completed his graphic design degree with us several years ago. Since then Sean has established himself as a designer with a niche angle. As well as being an accomplished musician, producing the artwork for his own albums, Sean is […]
The last installment of my 5 part ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Typeface Design’ can be read over on the blog of the Interactive Design Institute.
This week sees the first of five pieces written by me for the Interactive Design Institute (IDI) on the topic of typeface design.
For those interested in type and lettering, a visit to the Letherby Gallery at Central St. Martin’s should be on the ‘to do’ list. Along with some relatively recent work the “exhibition explores the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the college’s Museum & Study Collection and Central Lettering […]
‘Aut tace aut loquere meliora silentio.’ Meaning: Unless what you have to say is better than silence, be silent. I’ve been trying out embossing tools with varying degrees of success. I’ll be returning to this as it’s a technique with potential.
or a number of years now I have attended the Jack-in-the-Green event at Hastings. The May Day celebration which had largely died out in Hastings in the late 1880s was revived in 1983. Since then, the parading of Jack continues to attract huge crowds. Recently, the organising committee put out a request for a design […]
oday was a good day for exhibitions in London. Firstly, we took our students to see the Association of Illustrators’ exhibition at Somerset house of which I’ll discuss in another post. After this, my colleague and I headed over to the St. Bride Library, just off Fleet Street, to see an exhibition of calligraphy and […]