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 -
Nominations to join the 2016-2017 AIGA Alaska Board of Directors are now open. We are 100% volunteer run, so AIGA Alaska needs you to make the cool stuff happen. Nominations are due by Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Terms begin July 1.
A discussion between Allen Yee of Cloudred, Mia Rockel and James Walker.
AIGA Design Legends Gala Program
Andy Warhol—book artist? The surprising collection from a beloved designer @MorganLibrary https://t.co/sO3LzaWNTC https://t.co/3ByGet8Mdq
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@Shkeating Haha yes, that dynamic energy is pretty interesting! Curious to see if any other designers decide to take on this challenge
9 hours ago
New font comes w/ its own set of emoticons, incl @TheRealBuzz’s face https://t.co/zI3kmfBr0o @Fontsmith #TypeTuesday https://t.co/VYbj6Sutxn
Sponsor highlight – Sessions College
April 13, 2016
Ask a Lawyer // April 2016 // Got Paid? No? Now What?
April 11, 2016