TypograFriday: We need restraint

We have a problem with prints. Too many, not enough walls, and we keep seeing and buying more that we like. We have tried being more discerning: saying “no” to handlettering genius Ray Fenwick at Tiny Showcase this week was tough for instance.

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Then Johno, typeblogger extraordinaire, comissioned a reasonably-priced limited edition letterpress “Typography” print set in Restraint by Marian Bantjes. I mean seriously how many words in that sentence aren’t fantastic? “In” and “a?” The print is gorgeous, the best use of Restraint we’ve seen yet (its interesting usage agreement keeps you from seeing it just anywhere). And over at the site of the printer, Typoretum, you can see pictures of the magnesum printing plate (so much prettier than photopolymer).

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Here’s the Ray Fenwick print that we “showed restraint” and didn’t buy this week. Love the text.

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And here’s the print I covet most of all, by Studio on Fire for the College of Visual Arts. Houston, we have a problem.

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Abecedary

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Jessica Hische — whose font Buttermilk we posted about previously — has just posted a lovely new letterpress poster that is available for purchase through her blog. The prints cost $100 and are a limited edition of 250.

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show posters

Three of the four experts are going to see the Decemberists play tonight at the newly-restored and reopened, historic Fox Theater in Oakland. Since I’m a big fan of silkscreen, gig posters and the Decemberists, here is a collection of some of their beautiful show posters.

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Even more posters, and all the poster credits, after the jump.

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Tiny Showcase

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I love having art in my house, but don’t have the budget to be buying it all the time. My favorite go-to place for affordable art is Tiny Showcase. Tiny Showcase releases a new limited-edition print each week on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM (eastern time). They work with a variety of artists so if you don’t like the print one week, chances are pretty good you’ll like one in the next few.

The print above is a sold-out letterpress piece by Jen Corace that is still available as a t-shirt.