22
April
2019

David A Smith - Traditional Ornamental Glass Artist

posted in Graphic  at 8.20 AM from Mr Cup Studio (near Arles) / France listening Elbow
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Dave Smith is a name that has become synonymous in sign-writing circles with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative mirrors. Following him on Instagram is really impressive and inspiring, as he shares all his creative process, from drawing the lettering to all the making of the glass signs. He is, for example, working on one for Ludlow Blunt NY salon for months! Little by little, we can see this art piece coming to life. 
 
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04
March
2019

Fonts selection

posted in Graphic  at 2.22 PM from Mr Cup Studio / France
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This is something I wanted to do for a long time, even something I get requested to do! Here it comes : a selection of fonts I like! And, young and old designers, remember it is important to support font makers by buying licenses! 
 

COTTONHOUSE SLAB 

Design by the one and only Kevin Cantrell and available here.

 
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Tobias Saul

You know Tobias fonts as I use them on the 2019 letterpress calendar front cover and for the dates. They are all available on his web site. 
 
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Christian Watson 1924.us

If you know Christian for his amazing photos and design, maybe you do not know the great handmade fonts he sells on his web site now.
 
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Carmel Type Co. by Jason Carne

I recently shared about Jason work, but he also has designed many fonts he sells at Carmel Type.co
 
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22
February
2019

Jake Weidmann - Master Penman

posted in Graphic  at 10.54 AM from Bolquères / France
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Jake Weidmann is only one of eleven certified Master Penman in the world today ! A penman is a vintage title that was given to someone whose career and professional skill sets were in the area of penmanship of various types. Art colleges were set up around the country to train men and women in the many disciplines of penmanship and hand-drawn letterforms. Before the typewriter, this was a booming career path, as nearly every major business needed a competent and proficient penman on hand to manage log books, keep records, write policies, and execute certificates. Many penman would become itinerate teachers of handwriting in grade schools around the country, teaching the fine art of writing to children eager to express themselves in written form. During the golden age of penmanship (roughly 1860 to 1930) there were several of these masters living and working around the nation. Today, there are only eleven who bear this title. Jake is the 11th master to be officially certified.
 
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16
February
2019

Martin Schmetzer

posted in Graphic  at 5.28 PM from Mr Cup Studio (near Arles) / France
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As he presents himself Martin Schmetzer designer specializing in hand-drawn typography with a high level of detail and diligence! Yes, detail and diligence!!!
 
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