Tag Archives: Photo-Lettering

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 […]

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 […]

Amongst the greats

I am truly undeserving of the placement I received yesterday on House Industries’ blog. Who would be so daft as to place me in the same post as Jimmy Kimmel, JJ Abrams, Deborah Sussman, Paul Frank, Coop, etc.? Not to mention the House folk themselves. In all seriousness, though, I had a great time at […]

Graphic Artists Guild, Michael Doret, and Letterpress

What do all of these three subjects have in common? The answer is this past Saturday, October 23rd. As a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild, I helped to plan the Guild-sponsored “Evening with Michael Doret,” a splendid presentation by the accomplished graphic/type designer and letterer. It was a fascinating […]

1958 World's Fair Atomium Poster by D'Hooge—Weltausstellung Brüssel

Second 1958 World’s Fair Poster Restored

After restoring my 1958 Dan Reisinger poster from the Brussels World’s Fair, I immediately sent off this poster for similar treatment. Depicting the Atomium, the still-standing symbol of the 1958 Expo, this poster seems to have been issued in a number of different languages (as was the Reisinger poster). I have the German edition—Weltausstellung Brüssel. […]

French Paper Pop Tone Sour Apple Square Envelope, hand block printed by Alyssa Zukas

Josh & Alyssa’s Album Cover Wedding Invitation

Back in November, when I posted the finished “Save the Date” postcard that Alyssa and I put together for our upcoming wedding, we still had not fully fleshed out the concept behind our actual invitation. But we did know a few things. It needed to be unusual, it need to reflect who we are, and […]

Akio Matsumoto, commercial artist

Manzanar Sign Follow-Up

After I posted my article about the Manzanar War Relocation Center’s entrance sign, I received this email: Josh: I ran across your Dec 24 entry regarding the Manzanar relocation sign. My father, who was interned there, painted the sign.  He passed away four years ago but was a graphic artist who did a lot calligraphic […]