Let us all now direct our collective attention to the bay area and the ineffable delight that is Erik Marinovich’s new website. Before I gush something terrible about his lettering/design work, let us first acknowledge the San Franciscan’s co-founding status of Friends of Type (previously enthused about here) and one half of the studio Titlecase made whole by fellow letterer Jessica “Daily Drop Cap” Hische.
Erik, a self-professed “swarthy brush-stroker”, crosses type-genre with happy abandon from hand-rendered cursive one-liners for magazine covers and editorial spreads (the likes of which have been featured in the New York Times, Wired, Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly) to vectorised branding, advertising and other applied graphics (clients including Gap, Dockers and Converse). There is a real positivity in the work that easily translates because you can tell how much he enjoys his craft and, together with an international and informal friends club of lettering wunderkinds, the quality of the work means that this kind of process-driven type is very much in demand and our written landscape is all the better for it.
- Sam Pilling directs video for DJ Shadow track Nobody Speaks
- Mrzyk & Moriceau's hilariously psychedelic music video for The Avalanches
- Nick Waplington's artwork for Yak, a striking representation of their sound
- Ondrej Bachor and Jan Horcik create ever-evolving identity for fashion designer Karolina Jurikova
- Bodil Jane's illustrations: ornate, exotic and really very lovely
- Drifting SUVs in the Arabian desert: Peter Garritano explores the world of hajwalah
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August