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Scarborough MLB Infographic at Times Square

Baseball Infographic

After the success of our previous infographic project, Scarborough Research asked us to create a new infographic to explain the data that they had gathered regarding “Generation Y” fans of Major League Baseball. The goal was to create a piece that felt “baseballish” and sporting without being overly cliché. I’m particularly proud of the angularly-accurate, […]

Scarborough Research Republican Voters Infographic

Super Tuesday Infographic

Scarborough Research asked us to create a very comprehensive infographic for Super Tuesday to explain the data that they had gathered regarding the demographics and media preferences of Republican voters. We went with a simplified type and color palette that we hoped would make the data easy to digest, and wherever possible, we erred on […]

Duro Decals Box o’ Typography

The Duro Decals brand, which still exists today, has been knocking out good, wholesome, sturdy display type and lettering (in decal, sign, and stencil form) since 1938. The Chicago-based company begat “Duro Dan,” their quirky advertising mascot, a sort of elvish, mustachioed gnome-like character that touted Duro’s wares during the middle of the 20th century. […]

The Ludlow: Typographic Influence, 1931–1962

On Saturday, November 12, I gave a brief presentation at the International Printing Museum about a selection of typefaces that were designed by Robert Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph, a letterpress linecasting machine (for which we just so happen to be doing a Kickstarter Campaign). Focusing on the idea of “typographic influence,” I have […]

Wiener Städtische original poster art

This is a very proud acquisition for me: it’s the original, hand-constructed artwork that was used to create a mid-century modern Austrian poster, advertising the Wiener Städtische Versicherung (Vienna Insurance Group). I’ve done a little searching, but I haven’t found any of the actual posters; it’s possible that this was never produced, or it might […]

Vari-Typer T-Shirt

A sneak peek at a t-shirt the Night Shift created at the International Printing Museum. The silkscreen was created without the use of cameras, scanners, computers, or the like; it’s completely analog. The Vari-Typer Headliner, a photocomposition typesetting machine from the 1950s, was the descendant of a line of complex typewriters. Unlike its predecessors, the […]