Luca Barcellona

This video of Luca Barcellona doing calligraphy is mesmerizing. If you're not familiar with his lettering work already do yourself a favor and check it out.



As an art student one of the things that tempted me most was the pursuit of how. How did you get that effect, what program did you use, is there a tutorial for that? How is easy. There is a process to get to how, and a clearly marked destination to inform me when I've arrived. People been to how before and all I have to do is follow the same well worn path. Even now the ease of how can feel enticing. The trouble is, the same thing that makes how appealing is what makes it uninteresting, it inherently leads to somewhere we've all been before. I'm tired of how—let's do why for a while.


Sign Painting

I've always liked hand-painted signs, but this short video of Dan Madsen performing his craft gave me an even greater appreciation for the true craftsmanship required of a sign painter.

via: Aaron Draplin


Monster Alphabet Poster

If you've been following my twitter stream recently you've probably noticed I've been posting a lettering series called Monster Alphabet over on VERBOSE. I'm really happy with how the project came together so I'm creating a poster to compile the whole set. Below are few shots of the poster tiled together. I'm hoping to send it out to be produced in the next few weeks.


Design Sightings

I love seeing great design work that has made it into the mainstream. I spotted this at a local drug store.

If you're not familiar with the project, Little Fury designed a set of six of these and they're gorgeous.


Swissmiss - The Power of Side Projects and Eccentric Aunts

An inspiring talk by Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swissmiss, Creative Mornings, Teux Deux and Tattly about the power of personal projects.

via: Dan Rose