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Fe2O3 – making glyphs with ferrofluid and magnetic fields

Typographer Craig Ward has once again collaborated with biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill on the development of Fe2O3 Glyphs, an ornamental typeface produced by subjecting ferrofluid to magnetic fields. The resulting glyphs are set to feature on a series of unique letterpress prints

New type: Akatre, Erik Spiekermann, Dazed, The Northern Block & more

Our latest pick of new type includes new releases from The Northern Block, Monotype and Dalton Maag, a custom design for New York magazine, some striking type by Akatre in fashion magazine Mother and a new Laurence King book edited by A2’s Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel.

Gradwatch: Michael Curia

We speak to Manchester School of Art graduate Michael Curia, whose portfolio includes some impressive print design, custom type and a beautiful series of photo books.

Record sleeves of the month

Our latest pick of great album art includes an animated record sleeve for Jaga Jazzist, acid bright folk art for Nozinja, a beautiful deluxe box set for Of Monsters and Men and some psychedelic designs for Tame Impala. First up, though, is Andrew Archer’s illustrated cover art for Everything Everything’s Get to Heaven.

hat-trick launches new set of World War One stamps

hat-trick has designed a new set of stamps for Royal Mail commemorating the centenary of World War One. Part of a five-year series marking each year of the war, the new collection includes a beautiful abstract poppy print by painter Sir Howard Hodgkin, typography by Kelvyn Laurence Smith and photography by John Ross and Ernest Brooks.

New type: Face37, Stefan Kjartansson, Leicester Print Workshop, Colophon & more

Our latest pick of new typography includes a digital version of Milton Glaser’s stencil typeface by Rick Banks, a project to document Leicester Print Workshop’s letterpress collection, new releases from Robert Holmkvist and Stefan Kjartansson and a new online type foundry selling work by students at Lausanne’s University of Art and Design.

Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress

A new book showcases the extensive wood-letter fount collection of Alan Kitching’s Typography Workshop in true committed style – every image featured in his A – Z of Letterpress was originally printed by hand

New designs: Alexander Boxill, Freytag Anderson, Heydays and more

Our latest pick of new designs includes a ten logo system for a Norwegian concert hall by Oslo studio Heydays, a charming series of letterpress posters for the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and a clever visual identity for an architectural studio by Freytag Anderson. First, though, is Alexander Boxill’s work for the 2015 Lovie Awards…

Offset 2015 day one: Annie Atkins, Hey, Barber & Osgerby & more

The first day of Dublin creative conference Offset featured an inspiring insight into graphic design for filmmaking from Annie Atkins, plus talks from Hey Studio, Barber & Osgberby’s Edward Barber, Ian Anderson and Rory Hamilton, creative director at Dublin agency Boys And Girls.

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