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Romain BP Text is EVERYTHING!

In 1692, Louis XIV decreed that a new typeface should be created which would be for the exclusive use of the Imprimerie RoyaleIn 1692, Louis XIV decreed that a new typeface should be created which would be for the exclusive use of the Imprimerie Royale

A revival of the Romain du Roi (King's Roman) commissioned by Louis XIV and cut by Philippe Grandjean in 1705

CURRENT READING: MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY: GIAMBATTISTA BODINI: TASCHEN

Bodini's four  self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charmBodini's four self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charm

Anybody who designs

ACNE PAPER'S NEO-CLASSICAL REVIVALIST

Art Director Christoph Stolberg  builds each page with painstaking careArt Director Christoph Stolberg builds each page with painstaking care

If Fashion as an industry can be thought of as the great enduring myth of the Northern European haute bourgeoise

CURRENT READING: Graphic Masterpieces of Yakov G. Chernikhov: The Collection of Dmitry Y. Chernikhov: DOM

Chernikov drew by hand what today can seem only possible with a computer.Chernikov drew by hand what today can seem only possible with a computer.

I came across the most touching story this weekend via the ilovetypography.com and it inspired the purchase of this book. Here is an excerpt of the inspiring James Puckett review of Chernikhov's masterworks

TI IS MAD FOR: Bruno Maag's "Shape My Language" Installation.

Bruno Maag's "Shape My Language" exhibit at the Walking Chair Design Gallery in Vienna via designboomBruno Maag's "Shape My Language" exhibit at the Walking Chair Design Gallery in Vienna via designboom

LOVE 2 FOR U

Love 2 designed by Suburbia Love 2 designed by Suburbia

To compliment the refreshing suite of young blood in Love 2,

TI IS MAD FOR: NEVILLE BRODY'S PEACE 2

Neville Brody's Peace 2 advances his aesthetic into a  new decadeNeville Brody's Peace 2 advances his aesthetic into a new decade

Design is political, whether its a toothbrush or a poster or an underground map, it affects people. You can't escape it.

Neville Brody

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