Category Archives: Typography

Artypeeps have a new Facebook page

Ahoy peeps! Those of you in the Artypeeps Facebook network will know that we have almost 900 Facebook friends all around the world. We want to get our network up into the thousands so we’ve now started a fan page. We’ll be profiling some of our favourite designers, illustrators, artists and other wonderful creatives on this new page. We’ll also be handpicking fans of our page to profile their work so we need to see lots of talented peeps liking the page!

Visit the new Artypeeps Fan Page, click ‘LIKE’ and then spread the word to all your friends. Thanks!


Getting into Book Design

storify logoInterested in book design? View our Storify story, Getting into Book Design, that showcases the best things about book design and tells you where to find out more if you’d like to get into book design in the UK.

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Click here to view our story on Storify

The Art of Typographic Animation

Kristen here. I know it’s bad form to blog about the same thing twice in such a short time, but I have to share this beautiful typographic animation by Matt Young. It was produced for Penguin to publicise their fascinating book about translation – Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos. Such a fine piece of animation. I’ve got the full creative jels over this one.

Animation – Is That A Fish In Your Ear? – David Bellos from Penguin Books on Vimeo.

Pathways by Nicholas Rudd-Jones and David Stewart

Pathways: Journeys along Britain’s history byways, from pilgrimage routes to smuggler’s trails is another meaty project for Guardian Books. Artypeeps managed the production and proofreading from manuscript to final files while the design and layout was done by Two Associates and the excellent maps are by Darren Bennett. This was a big book with full colour integrated images throughout and various components in the text design that needed careful attention. Lots of hard work but a really fabulous job done by everyone involved (not least the authors!). You can get hold of it from Guardian Books.

Revamping Guardian Style

Guardian StyleWe have been really lucky to have the opportunity to revamp the text design of the Guardian Style book. Our challenge was to modernise the design, make it clean and accessible, hit the target page extent and ensure the book is typeset, proofread and ready for printing by the deadline. It was hugely rewarding to work with David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon, Production Editors at the Guardian and the keepers of the newspaper’s house style. We’re really pleased with the outcome. The project was overseen by Kristen Harrison, with Nicky Barneby doing the text design and David and Amelia in charge of editorial. The cover design is by O B Roberts and was commissioned separately.

London Book Fair 2010 here we come

artypeeps_troubadour_jonthan_perugia_rupert_jessopLast Wednesday (22 April) Artypeeps hosted a book design, illustration and photography exhibition at the Troubadour Gallery in Earls Court. This was a one-day event to coincide with the London Book Fair and it was the first exhibition by the Artypeeps collective.

The response from guests and visitors was overwhelmingly positive, with many people commenting on how refreshing it was to see the artistic side of book publishing gain more prominence.

We plan to repeat the exhibition next year but, in the meantime, stay tuned for details of the next Artypeeps event.

To view a full gallery of images see here:


Type Recognition on the iPhone

Any iPhone application developers out there awaiting an epiphany to tell you what to do next? Here’s an idea…

There’s an excellent resource called the Type ID Board where you can post a message asking the community what a particular typeface is (a bit like we did in this previous post, before we discovered the Type ID Board). Anyway… please will one of you clever techies create an iPhone App that can recognise typefaces? It’d be a bit like Shazam, only for fonts. Genius!

Go forth and conquer. (And let us know when it’s ready for download).