The Pre-Vinylites

joshluke1-e1321657402841-1024x675 The Pre-Vinylite Society is a great source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in hand-painted sign work, lettering or design.

Created by Josh Luke of Best Dressed Signs, it’s a community forum intended for people to share their work and ideas on the subject. Take a look and join in!

 

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Ornamental Conifer

b+b_5Ornamental Conifer, otherwise known as Nicolai Sclater, is a London based artist whose signwork has recently caught my attention.¬† I can’t quite recall where I first happened upon it but after several clicked-links I was on his page, exposed to the full extent of his work…….Signs, logo design, typography, illustration, screenprinting, T-shirt and leather jackets, zines, flyers and posters, helmet and bike tank work…..the man has an embarrassment of strings to his bow.

selv_3Take a look at the vast portfolio of work (including videos) on his page…..

Ornamental Conifer

Scripts

Scripts

Scripts

Some fine xmas reading this year, courtesy of Steven Heller and Louise Fili’s “Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age”.

Steven Heller has released several volumes on typography and design. This one will take its place on my shelf alongside his excellent “New Vintage Type” book¬† – inspirational stuff and essential reading for this fledgling type geek!

New Vintage Type

New Vintage Type