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lettering

Truman’s on the edge

This last Christmas has been quite interesting. I have spent them in London, for the second time, and I have used most of the time in doing some progress on my research about architectural lettering in commercial buildings. I am working now in what might be the main case study, the late London brewery Truman’s […]

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side note

Side Note I: generosity & hostility in the city

Considering the lack of time that I have to write here I’ve decided to start a new category, Side Note, not an exceptionally original name but it does the work. It will be the place to quickly share some ideas about topics that I am interested about, but while I am in this adventure of that-thing-called-phd  I should not focus on […]

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lettering

2014 Recap: ten ‘lettering-moments’ of the year

I cannot find a better way to recap the year 2014 —and incidentally to use this almost-forgotten blog— other than choosing the ten best lettering-moments of the year. I am afraid they will be my moments, those that had a singular meaning, of pictures that I took in places that I visited in Spain and England. […]

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Books

Side note: Bookshops in London

Off topic is a new section in this blog: topics not particularly about to graphic and typography but somehow related. In this case, Pedro Arilla,* a close friend and type designer who is visiting London this Christmas, asked me about second-hand bookshops in London. I could have sent him a list of bookshops but I […]

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typography

The kerning & the fence

  The kerning & the fence it is not a pub, but the typographic problem that the architects Emberton, Franck & Tardre forget to check when the designed the Brunswick Close Estate, in Tompion Street, Islington, London, back in 1956–58.     Every time I walk to the grocery store I can see the building front name and […]