One in five of all adults in the U.S. has at least one tattoo, as revealed in a 2012 Harris poll. And among those who are tattooed, typographic tattoos
are becoming more popular than ever. I have been documenting these tattoos for more than ten years, and many of my subjects are “creatives”—art directors,
type designers and graphic artists.
I’ve discovered tattoos of excerpted poetry and prose, classical literature and song lyrics, everything from Shakespeare and Homer to Vonnegut and e.e.
cummings. So much can be expressed typographically, whether in a phrase or a passage of text, one charged word, cryptic acronyms or a single, significant
letter—intimate messages etched in flesh.
To date, I have photographed and interviewed more than 700 individuals for my two volumes of Body Type, and I continue to
uncover beautiful, heartfelt messages adorning the skin, sometimes in the most surprising ways. The slideshow offers a sneak peek at some of my new images
for a forthcoming addition to the series. It’s a work in progress, but I hope you enjoy the stories behind the type.
It seems that everyone is using the word “font” when they are referring to a “typeface.” One designer breaks down the difference between the two terms.
Section: Inspiration -
Every great success story starts at the first chapter, and we are honored to start two books at once. AIGA Baltimore has been awarded two AIGA Innovate grants to work on two special projects that are poised to have a lasting impact on the design community in Baltimore and at large.
Just a simple idea to take advantage of the iPhone screen. Take a look!
Commercial Type Website
Illustrator Serafine Frey turned a kid’s hospital waiting room into an adventure https://t.co/SxqKCHEAyD ?? on Design https://t.co/dEVpb1idie
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How to get your kids + grandparents hooked on #graphicdesign c/o @XelaFinney https://t.co/knm2Kt30EB ?? on Design
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Members + designers, JOIN our town hall on racial justice by design Tues 7/26: https://t.co/0rzR0Dd9lX #AIGAtogether https://t.co/K8uC4AkQhz
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Two AIGA Innovate Awards Granted to AIGA Baltimore
July 22, 2016
SEEKING Talented Designers and Creatives in Baltimore
July 21, 2016