Calling all letterpress artists and designers!
Our friends at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft are currently running an open submission for their forthcoming exhibition, Interrobang: an international showcase of letterpress print. The exhibition will be curated by the museum for The Village of Type, part of the Brighton Festival and the Artists’ Open House trail.
The Village of Type will be a season of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, residencies and printing events celebrating the centenary of the London Underground typeface, created by Edward Johnston when he lived in the village.
Publishers Random Spectacular will also be drawing on entries for a new publication looking at letterpress from around the world to accompany the exhibition.
Interested? Find out more and enter online here.
Entry closes on 14 February 2016. One submission per entry fee. All work must be printed using letterpress (although entries are to be submitted digitally), pieces can be created specifically for Interrobang or be existing work. Size is not limited, but pieces must be 2D and as this is a selling exhibition, you must have at least 5 copies of any submission.
Beautiful lettering, beautiful graphics and beautifully aged - what's not to like about this collection of bicycle headbadges?
I've had a slight obsession recently with vintage beach cruiser bikes and I particularly love the graphics, so imagine my delight when I heard about 'A Cycling Lexicon' - a book filled with an A-Z of glorious bicycle headbadges. The badges are a selection from the collection of cycling enthusiast Jeff Conner, Professor of Biology at Michigan State University curated by Carter Wong design who also designed the book.
You can buy the book here.
More fabulous lettering and typography snapped in the wild over the last year.
Have a look through the rest of our Found Type here.
It's been a while since I've posted up some random type loveliness snapped in the wild.
These delightful specimens were spotted at Goodwood Revival 2014 in some of the vintage garage displays.
Today we'll be mostly hanging work at Somerset House - yep, we're showing with BEST at Pick Me Up again this year. Lots to do before the private view tonight so I won't hang about, but pop on down and have a look at the first two posters in our new 'Roadside Distractions' series of A2 lino prints.
The show runs from 23 April - 4 May 2015 and from what I've seen of the work being hung so far it looks like it's going to be a cracker.
Wed 22 Apr 2015
It's been a while since we've had some Auto Type on the blog, so here's a mighty fine selection to brighten your day.
From Italian stallions to European racers and American muscle, we have it all in our Auto type archives, check it out here.
#145 - more beautiful Parisian vintage ephemera.
I love the quality of this little card. It's quite a thick, textured stock which, gives the print a lovely texture too and as you can see it is very agedaround the edges but that just adds to it's charm.
With my bad French and the help of Google translate, I think it's some sort of sponsored competitor's card which reads, 'Because liquorice gives muscles. Rider No.9. Chambrelent, Paris', but i could be very, very wrong!
Have a look at some of out other ephemera gems here.
More fabulous auto lettering and emblems.
Show season is upon us again so the auto type will be coming thick and fast over the next few months.
In this lovely bunch we have some 1940s and 1950s Americana alongside some very rare German loveliness. If only they all belonged to me!
You can see our ever-growing collection of Auto Type here.
So here they are, our new set of A3 fairground and circus inspired linocut prints.
Each print is an edition of 100 and will be stamped and numbered. They're going to be for sale as part of the Best Home collective at Pick Me Up later this month and also at AT Openhouse as part of the Brighton Festival's, Artists' Open Houses throughout May. Once the shows are over the remaining prints will be available from Art-O-mart, our online store.
Fri 11 Apr 2014
Busy times at Delicious HQ lettering, lino-cutting and printing for our new range of circus and fairground inspired prints, totes and silk scarves ready for our Spring shows.
We're very excited to be doing Pick Me Up for the first time this year, as part of the 'Best Home' collective, the brain child of the lovely Niki Best, "print and graphic arts are all around us, and not just on our walls. We want to show the variety and number of different applications by getting various artists working in mediums that they havent worked in before". Best Home will be bursting with exclusive wallpaper & fabric, ceramics, paper cuts, prints, totes, notebooks and greetings cards from Antony Burrill, Lubna Chowdhary, James Marshall ( Dalek), Danny Sangra, Alex Binnie, Lou Taylor, Curly Mark, INSA, Stewart Easton, Home Slice and Stanley James Press. Best artists will also be running workshops throughout the show including paper-cutting, letterpress, embroidery and printmaking. Pick Me Up 2014 starts on the 24 April and runs until 5 May at Somerset House, London. Check our their website for more information and to book early bird tickets.
In May we'll also be back at AT Openhouse alongside an impressive line-up of artist, designers and printmakers; Alice Pattullo, An Alleweireldt, Becky Blair, Dead Methods, designosaur, hello DODO, Inkyskipper, James Sawyer, Mr Wingate, Nathan James Page, Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables, Sophie Abbott, Teresa Stewart-Goodman, Toypincher and Winsome & Saucy. Of course there'll also be lots of tea, coffee and cake! Artists' Open Houses are open weekends throughout May as part of the Brighton Festival. For more information and to keep up-to-date with artists and plans, check out the AT website.
I'll post up some taster pics over the next month as the new range comes together, so watch this space.
Fri 07 Mar 2014
An eclectic selection of lettering from mainly American cars, with the exceptions of the DKW Auto Union and the Harrington Cavalier.
The DKW 3-6 Sonderklasse is a rare German beast and from the actual car that racing legend Jim Clark drove in his first race at Crimond June 1956. The 'Cavalier' is from an English Harrington Cavalier Coach.
Rarety aside though, the Hornet lettering has to be my favourite on that lovely 50s rocket-shaped chrome - beautiful!
Thought we'd share a fun project we've been working on recently for the guys at Aircooled Apparel - a selection of versatile, hand-lettered graphics that can be used in their marketing and across their clothing & stickers range.
Type Hunting have a great selection of type and lettering images on their Tumblr. Some very good mid-week inspiration.
Makes me think I should pull all my found type images together and create a Found Type Tumblr. Watch this space!
Just look at the fabulous lettering that can be found lurking in barns & farm yards.
There's something about the simplicity and functionality of vintage tractors that I've always found charming, but their appeal doesn't end there. As you can see these work horses also have beautiful hand-lettered emblems.
# 139 - Some new additions to the reference box, and to my Carte-de-Visite collection. Cards from four different photographic studios / photographers in the South of England, all beautifully lettered and detailed.
Quite a few of the cards in my collection have 'Marion Imp Paris' or 'Marion & Co Registered' which I assumed to be the printer of the cards, and I was correct. I found this great website all about Carte-de- Visite with a whole section about Marion & Co and how to use their marks to date the cards (and photographs). Check it out here.
See our whole collection here and previous posts about Carte-de-Visite here, here and here. You can find out more about Carte-de-Visite here, an article written by Graham Hudson from the Ephemera Society.
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