the typophiles



wild across the space separating time
and its endlessness
a penetration of dream:
side-cracking the bones of history
to trace a purple-bruised sky
(the marrow decay of a broken wall
around the broken house
that broke you)
stretching behind the trees,
beyond them—
four-leaf clover marijuana leaves
gutted animal painted roadside boundary
two of us swinging somewhere long,
deep: a forest so large 
too desperate to disappear.
—  remote impressions.
So naive, so stupid, so dependent, I gave him all my love, all my heart, all my self, and he returned the favor well, he returned it rather wonderfully,
He ripped me apart, then broke me down to pieces, then set my heart on fire and let me sink in my own pain.
—  Lamiya Waheed

Last Minute Gift for the Typophile Geek: 9 Typography books.

This humble blog began some months ago, until this date we have posted 9 wonderful books about lettering, typography and calligraphy. In case you forget the gift for your graphic designer geeky friend here is a recap of all the books featured here, a perfect gift for the typophile or the amateur designer avid of know more about this beautiful discipline (click on the name of every one to see more details):

  1. The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles.
  2. Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton.
  3. New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age.
  4. Little Book Of Lettering by Emily Gregory.
  5. Helvetica and the New York City Subways System: The True (Maybe) Story.
  6. Type Matters! by Jim Williams.
  7. Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy by R. Klanten.
  8. Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art of Neils Shoe Meulman
  9. Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age

In case you want a light review of this books you can visit and see more details.

Have a Merry Christmas guys!