Sunday, 28 June 2009

InDesign script






If you design book covers and use InDesign this script is a fabulous time saver:



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Monday, 4 May 2009

'New Improved button card'


Button card kindly sent by
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Robert & Dorothy Heritage sideboard

Designed in the early 1960s. Robert Heritage designed the piece and Dorothy Heritage, a textile designer, illustrated the panels. 






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lino cutter tool box

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old litho crayon box

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Saturday, 14 March 2009

The graphics of sewing




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Friday, 13 February 2009

Graphis Diagrams














A spread from Graphis Diagrams, Graphis Press Corp (1983), The diagram represents a production plan for the manufacture of crankshafts.
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Printed Ephemera















A spread from Printed Ephemera by John Lewis published by Faber and Faber (1969) the second spot colour changes every 32pp section, printing 1 back 2.

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The Layton Type Specifier















A typeface specifier, the box is silk screened and the specimen sheets are all on newsprint. The bottom left pic illustrates a 'how to' colour mark up on tracing paper.

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Monday, 26 January 2009

Evening class in lettering, Birkenhead, 1955



Pic taken from 'Signwriting Art' by AJ Lewery, published by David & Charles, sadly out of print.
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