Alphastructaesthetitologist: Jon Contino

While many would call him a typographer, an illustrator or, simply, an artist, Jon Contino calls himself a Alphastructaesthetitologist. Don’t bother looking it up on Wikipedia, you won’t find anything. That being said, the title seems to fit Contino perfectly. His work is a mishmash of analog and digital styles and techniques that blurs the lines between illustration, […]

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Sign Language: Marc Shur

If you want to see fantastic examples of classic typography and retro design, sometimes all you need to do is look up. Photographer Marc Shur has photographed a great collection of vintage signage from all over California. Shur says, “I’ve always been drawn to old things—the worn, the distressed, the forgotten. Many of the signs […]

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