Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Blues Artists

Aaron "T-Bone" Walker. One of the most influential electric guitar players.

Booker (Bukka) White.

B. B. King. Must be casual Friday.

Still my favorite blues artist. No film/video of Robert Johnson. My gosh, look at those fingers!

Monday, February 08, 2010


A nearly lost art that was quite common, once upon a time. Selected pages from the Speedball Text Book, probably available at most art and/or stationary stores, 50+ years ago. Our local stationary store closed a few years ago. I miss it.

A couple of recommendations; the film "Helvetica" is a fascinating look at modern typography. Also, if you're ever in the Massachusetts North Shore area, a trip to the Museum of Printing in North Andover is a must for fans of type and typography.

Finally, a heads up: some of the images below are a bit politically incorrect. Sensitives types may want to skip this post.

I love the "Carnival" style!

The Museum of Printing has the original drawings for the "Times New Roman" font that is so familiar to users of Microsoft Word.

Some border designs.