Letterpress’s Digital Reinvention

The charm of letterpress is once again readily available thanks to a digital reinvention of the plate-making process and 3-D printing. "Though letterpress might seem like yet another expression of a society hankering for artisanal, one-of-a-kind goods in an era of endless, ...

271 Years Before Pantone . . .

there was artist A. Boogert! Back in 1692 this artist wrote a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. The pages, all 800, look like the precursor to Pantone. The actual book was handwritten and painted and can now be viewed online in high resolution. Read more at ...

Mind Your Ps & Qs

Mostly your Ps! PayPal is suing Pandora over their new blue P logo. The lawsuit claims: "central features" of PayPal's iconic logo include "capital Ps depicted in a distinctive, block-style sans serif type, with no 'counter' or hole in the top part of the P," and a ...

Colorful Inspiration

Got a few hours to spare? Immerse yourself in color palettes of the masters: Color Lisa is a curated list of color palettes based on masterpieces of the worlds greatest artists. Each palette was painstakingly created by color obsessed designers, artists, museum curators, ...