Saturday, February 2, 2008
Dare I say, "Sweet Type"?
From the massive swirl of excitement and press and wonderful insanity surrounding Stefan Sagmeister's book, Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, come these images. They are by Marian Bantjes, whose work is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.
Typography can be anything. We see that daily. A Jews for Jesus chapter in my neighborhood has recently executed a phrase from Psalms, in script, using blood-red ribbon and a staple gun. And it's pretty good.
Sagmeister has often been a proponent of executing type in unconventional ways. From toilet paper and tree trimming to carving his own skin, he has shifted the perception of typography countless times with enthralling results. His book will be a beautiful experience, and hopefully many young designers will be inspired by his words.
Everybody who is honest is interesting.