24 2 / 2014

typeworship:

A Special Specimen

This wonderful and colourful type specimen once belonged to Paul RandIt was given to JP Williams, who had become friends with Rand while studying under the professor at Yale School of Art. They both shared a passion for collecting all things written and designed by Jan TschicholdRand invited JP to his home and gave him this ‘tattered old book’ from his library. 

It was well used – not to mention mutilated by Rand – and JP describes how Rand used to cut letters and sometimes whole sections out for use in his work: ‘The spine was broken and it was in a horrible state. Of course I loved it’.

“Mr Rand turned page after page to reveal the most wonderful type specimens. However, since we usually spoke about Tschichold, I did not understand what this book had to do with him. Then Mr. Rand closed the book and opened it from the beginning, revealing the inside front cover and the ex libris. It had belonged to none other than Jan Tschichold. my mouth fell open and Mr. Rand smiled. Enjoy, as I have.”

(via ampersanden)

30 1 / 2014

30 1 / 2014

Pour deux minutes bleues avec un paragraphe masqué !

N’hésitez pas à me laisser un commentaire :-)

18 6 / 2013

18 6 / 2013

petite humeur matinale
Valériane Leblond

petite humeur matinale

Valériane Leblond

06 6 / 2013

05 6 / 2013

:-)

:-)

24 5 / 2013

24 5 / 2013

Oh un pop-up… ça me rappelle quelque chose… une impression de déjà vu… non ?

Oh un pop-up… ça me rappelle quelque chose… une impression de déjà vu… non ?

14 5 / 2013

Histioteuthis bonnellii - Umbrella Squid
Mollusques vivants et fossiles. Alcide d’Orbigny, 1845.

Histioteuthis bonnellii - Umbrella Squid

Mollusques vivants et fossiles. Alcide d’Orbigny, 1845.

(Source : biomedicalephemera)