Was riding past the Bat and Ball Hotel (claimants of the least crap pub quiz) the other day and I was struck by this sign. I thought to myself: just when you have had enough Brush Script it surprises you again. This sign was hand painted – it doesn’t look it in the photo – I am going back to double check! However, this is the thing, we have font that looks hand painted, that a “designer” has used to design this sign on a computer – you can tell by the outline around the slab font, it looks very mechanical – that in turn has been hand painted on the sign in a slightly thinner than normal design, so it looks mechanistic but its hand done — oh it does my head in — wouldn’t a nice hand painted with sweeping paint strokes by a sign writer “sign” have so much nicer; instead, of this informal-formal-desgin(y)-thinbgy sign — it so weird there is no word in the design vocabulary describe it. All I can say is a big typographic aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!!!
Pacioli, Luca, ca. 1445-1517.
Divina proportione: opera a tutti glingegni perspicaci e curiosi necessaria oue ciascun studioso di philosophia, prospectiua pictura sculpura, architectura, musica, e altre mathematice, suauissima, sottile, e admirabile doctrina consequira, e delectarassi, cõ varie questione de secretissima scientia. M. Antonio Capella eruditiss. recensente.
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The Drawing Book Studios is having an exhibition next week. It’s an exploration into the mask concept - is it a disguise or an expression of individuality? All who attend will have the opportunity to look at 23 artists interpretations as well as speak to the artists themselves.
Exhibition opening 6pm-10pm Tuesday 26 February 2012
Shop4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills 2010