Archive | May, 2010

Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

31 May

cover of the book, as it appears on thier website

came across this book recently (thanks to Shreyas for sharing the link)

All of 196 pages, in a hardbound edition, Don’t go by the size of 16×21 cms! the inside pages share tons of information in a very elegant and interactive (rather addictive) manner.


Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an activity book for typographers illustrated in a nostalgic vintage style to give it a sweet and childlike look.
The book is packed with activities, ranging from silly to hard core nerdiness. It’s great to test your skills on and to learn new things while having fun.
Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

Done by a team of young designers under the leadership of  Paul van Brunschot, Studio 3, based in Oslo, Norway.

click here to flip through the book.

It is a must ‘own’ for anyone even remotely related with anything to do with typography

Unfortunately at the moment it is sold out. I am sure Paul and his team is working on a reprint 🙂

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the verdict

28 May

the vacation is coming to an end…

time to move on to new matters, new verticals and newer horizons

“If it feels easy, you’re probably not pushing the limits of what’s possible”

22 May

new rapidographs and inks

6 May

. . . after a long time, I got the time to pull out my old rapidographs.

and yes, the handlebar moustache is growing 🙂

It was a pleasure to open them completely, leave them soaked overnight in diluted soap water and clean them up the next morning. Opening a rapidograph does not require to be a rocket scientist, but putting it back in the right order, without damaging the slender nib is a challenge.

I bought an orange and a brown ink. excited to use them frequently now that the vacations have set in 🙂

the oranges of summer

6 May

I was confined to indoors most of the time in the last three weeks with the semester ending juries followed by back to back admissions interviews of the undergrad and postgrads at NID. I went to the maingate for the customary cup of tea in the evening. It was a delightful experience to witness the gulmohar in full bloom.

🙂

the luminescence orange flowers set against the fresh greens of the new leaves are just amazing. A breather in the hot 42+ summers at NID.