Make the ornament bigger. (1532) pic.twitter.com/HcoGjjnpy5
294 NEW COLORS! Introducing an expanded array of color to the Pantone Matching System®.The addition of 294 trend-relevant colors brings the total to over 2,100 colors for print, packaging and digital design. Get up to $50 back for your old books with the Pantone Trade In Program! pic.twitter.com/EfdgYFrxw7
The Lost City of Atlantis, Swiss Dragons, the Underworld and the Man Who (thought he) Knew Everything:
Apparently, Swiss dragons (Draco Helveticus) only have two legs. pic.twitter.com/JQvVhWyJP3
Baywatch Red, to the rescue! To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic TV series, the Pantone Color Institute partnered with the show’s producers to identify and standardize @baywatch Red, a dynamic and dramatic, red shade featured in the red swimsuits worn by the cast. pic.twitter.com/YOPmTwLIs7
I know you all know why all snowflakes are six-sided, but if you’d like to see the first book to pose the question (authored by Kepler, no less), then take a look at Meditations on Snowflakes:
A magnificent engraving of subterranean earth from Athanasius Kircher’s ‘Mundus Subterraneus’, 1665. pic.twitter.com/yzO9BJNr34
New on the blog: “Meditations on Snowflakes” – a tale of type & cannonballs and why snowflakes have six sides.
Anatomy cross-sections made entirely out of old books:
Color is back at @Apple - I chatted with @pantone to hear why https://www.fastcompany.com/90402224/apple-is-bringing-back-crazy-colors-after-years-of-minimalism-heres-why …
45 Instagram Accounts To Follow For Design Inspiration:
Here's a couple:
@pantone @pentagram @uenodotco @Behance @dribbble @usemuzli @envato @go_milkshake @dschwen @CreativeReview @Ogilvy @droga5 @JuxtapozMag @72andSunny @hugeinc @Adobe @baugasm https://www.rawshorts.com/blog/best-instagram-accounts-design-inspiration/ …
Another stunning hand-colored engraving of the Ptolemaic cosmos, from Harmonia Macrocosmica, 1660. pic.twitter.com/WdD92F6Ufu
The Pantone Color Institute’s executive director @LeatriceEiseman shares the Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Color Trend Report with @wwd and talks about the future of color. https://wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/spring-summer-colors-2020-pantone-fashion-trends-1203254943/ …
I've signed for Bodleian Library at the Uni of Oxford for another book. ‘Remarkable Renaissance Books’, tells the stories of 24 significant books (c. 1450s – 1620s). In the meantime, read my other book, “Typographic First: Adventures in Early Printing”
"Etruscan is one of those great mysteries — a well-attested ancient language that we don’t really understand very well."
Terrific, beautifully illustrated blogpost from @pippa_steele on what we know, and what we don't know, about the Etruscan language. https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/2019/08/29/learning-etruscan/ …
A beautiful hand-colored astronomical volvelle from Ottavio Pisani's book, “Astrologia”. Antwerp, 1613. The book was also impressive in size, measuring 500 x 500 mm! pic.twitter.com/MFrJ3bEMBU
Not a Baskerville title-page.
Antwerp, 1641. pic.twitter.com/xLNErOeFwP
In case you missed it. A brief intro to festival books in Pomp, Type and Circumstance: https://ilovetypography.com/2019/08/21/typographic-printed-festival-books/ … pic.twitter.com/zMjgsK06ST
Earlier this month we celebrated National Failures Day so we thought why not celebrate a few favorite fails from one of our favorite subreddits (r/CrappyDesign). With that, we bring you 14 design fails that’ll make you go, “Uhhhh.” https://buff.ly/2Yn9D2Q