Robert L. Peters

22 October 2013

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)


20 October 2013

We are shaped by our thoughts…

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

—Buddha


19 October 2013

Build strong children.

Frederick_Douglass


18 October 2013

You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club.

Jack London (1876-1916)


17 October 2013

Holy War on Dog Poop

Thou_shalt_not_poop

Hold_close_thy_loved

Collect_what_you_receive

The_Cathedral_of_Saint_John_the_Divine

New York, New York

“The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine was facing a plague of pooches whose owners wouldn’t pick up after them, but instead of banning the beasts, the church elders turned to New York design firm Pentagram* for a scriptural solution… that would preach the values of respect, fellowship, and proper poop removal etiquette. Fine tuning the balance between sass and sacrilege was the key challenge… the designs were blessed by the church’s leadership and have become so popular that they’re considering enshrining them in a place of great honor — the gift shop.”

*Pentagram partner Michael Bierut had refreshed the church’s identity in 2009, creating a minimal system that leveraged a modernized blackletter font, bright colors, and cheeky copy to help spread the good word to jaded New Yorkers.

(source) Thanks to my colleague Adrian Shum for the link.


16 October 2013

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980)


15 October 2013

Fonts in Use… a collaborative project.

Univers_Ultra_Condensed

Tazlll

Akzidenz-Grotesk

Gill_Sans

Bradley_Firestone

Glaser_Stencil

Frutiger

Boston, Massachusetts

Fonts in Use is a public online archive of typography, indexed by “industries, formats, and typefaces.” Its stated intent is to document and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation.

Show above is a tiny sampling of the thousands of examples (spanning many decades) one can view here.

(Thanks to J Ray for the link).

 


14 October 2013

Rest and be thankful.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)


13 October 2013

Auditions are being held to be yourself. Apply within.


12 October 2013

Lesus Christ!

Lesus_Christ

Lesus_Christ_typo

The Vatican, Rome

It would seem that the Italian State Mint needs a better spellcheck program. The Vatican had to hastily withdraw more than 6,000 papal medals (commemorating the beginning of Pope Francis’ papacy) when the misspelling of “Jesus” as “Lesus” was discovered earlier this week as the medallions went on sale.

“Blame the Lesuits.”

(source)


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