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.
- Wrap up warm with this week's Best of the Web
- This is Jane: a charming photo series that displays the empowerment of women
- Brooklyn-based illustrator Aaron Fernandez’s fluorescent editorial commissions
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Join Jonathan Barnbrook, Maisie Willoughby, Wallace Henning, Anna Lomax and Jess Bonham at Nicer Tuesdays December
- Legs 11: artist Alfie Kungu’s comically long-trousered figures
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich