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 -
For 24 hours, ten designers from various communities and backgrounds brainstormed, strategized and designed approaches to the #Ferguson unrest, the recognizable racial divide in the St. Louis community and the nationwide issue of police brutality.
Section: Why Design
Arhoma’s bread bag
Ekorce atelier créatif
Video: AIGA Medalist Louise Fili
From our Racial Justice by Design town hall: A poem by 17-year-old Dominique Holder. #AIGAtogether https://t.co/Bw9qegn8Lz
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.@reinagattuso: Let's break down barriers to female collaboration, one ally at a time: https://t.co/aKlYjKzMil @louderthanten #AIGAwomenlead
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"I love color, I could eat color. It’s a fascinating subject"—Gere Kavanaugh, #AIGAmedalist: https://t.co/cjSDiez2tO https://t.co/EPLH9wuHhK
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BMORE Inspired at Station North Arts District
July 26, 2016
Two AIGA Innovate Awards Granted to AIGA Baltimore
July 22, 2016