Love and lust were in the typographic air this month!
Valentines aside, the type community have been totally loved up with lots of fresh collaborations, generous knowledge sharing, tactile (and in some cases graby) projects and hot new fonts. There is a bumper crop of Musings below (My biggest ever newsletter) but before we jump to them I wanted to encourage you to get involved in a couple of events.
The 2017 edition of 36 days of type kicked off on instagram last week - it is not too late to get involved or get started - this is my favorite time in the social media calendar as my feed is full of creative and clever letterforms (and numerals!) simply tag @36daysoftype and use the daily hashtag for your character.
I am working on a large format print for Pissed Modernism, as well as some craft beer labels for their upcoming charity auction. If you want to get your art onto a beer bottle and do some social good you too can get involved - view the submission details here.
Finally, the above artwork is from ‘On The Daily’ - a solo exhibition of new paintings by Australian artist, Ian McCallum. I am a HUGE fan of Ian's work and am very happy to have one of his paintings in my personal collection so I am super excited about this new exhibition opening in Brisbane this week. With a background in sign writing and graffiti, his work is heavily influenced by typographic styles and painting processes. ‘On The Daily’ uses a playful combination of clean design and letter structure, mixed with messy textural forms found through a daily process of creating.If you're local, head along to the opening at Greaser's Analogue Gallery this Thursday night.
Enough from me - Read on below - and as always if you have any feedback or anything you're keen to share please get in touch I would love to hear from you!