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Fiodor Sumkin

Fiodor Sumkin

I’ve been meaning to write a brief note about this Russian-born illustrator I came across some time ago. I really like the use of lettering in his work. Give it a peek.

Check out his website, and also this set of fake magazine covers, which began as a set of Esquiresque logotypes: livejournal.

[UPDATE] Fiodor’s lettering is similar to the work featured on dailytype, which is an (almost) daily blog of lettering. (thanks Sam Potts for the reminder)

Filed under: Lettering, Links, Typography

Bryan Christie Illustrations

While reading an article in this past Sunday’s “New York Times Magazine”, I was intrigued by two illustrations in it (1, 2). The caption said: Illustration by Bryan Christie Design. Which led me to the portfolio of the studio, which in turn led me to his blog. At which point I saw these three astounding images. I am a sucker for old New York storefronts (as evidenced here). So naturally I loved these illustrations. Would love to see Bryan continue making these. (Click to see larger.)

West Houston Street near Varick Street, New York, NY
West Houston Street near Varick Street, New York, NY

1265 Broadway (890 Sixth Avenue), New York, NY

Southern Fried Chicken
West 125th Street at Morningside Avenue, New York, NY

Filed under: Links, Typography


Eric Ku chair

Stumbled across this great idea for a chair made out of the word chair. Not sure if this is a rendering or a physical prototype, either way it is a nice piece of design.

Designed by Eric Ku, a recent SVA grad, this is what he says about it:

An inspiration from the American contemporary artist Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chair. Instead of giving new definition, I redefined the concept of a chair by using alphabet. One is able to construct a chair by assembling the redesigned alphabets.

Link to the project: Mission No.2. Look at some of the other projects on the site, they are quite interesting.

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