Some of Our Favorite Typefaces ā€” Tools and Toys šŸ”—

Some of Our Favorite Typefaces ā€” Tools and Toys

Here are 7 of the awesomest and most drool-worthy font families we can think of.

These are really great. Definitely some hand letter practice material here!

Photographing English Cathedrals ā€¢ Peter Marlow ā€¢ Magnum Photos šŸ”—

Photographing English Cathedrals ā€¢ Peter Marlow ā€¢ Magnum Photos

This required exposures of between one and five minutes. With that length of exposure, reciprocity failure, where the film requires a much longer exposure than is indicated on the light meter, was a big problem. I discovered that Fuji FPĀ 100 Instant film (used for Polaroids) suffered this effect to the same extent as the negative film, and that the aperture setting for a well-exposed Polaroid would be one and a half stops greater than that for the negative film.

I love the story of this project– a commission which he didn’t want to stop – and the details and problems he overcame (seen above) to get the result he wanted, with the tools he choose. It’s a great example of following curiosity and overcoming challenges that arise (and not just sticking a DSLR to multiple exposure and letting lightroom do the rest).

20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post šŸ”—

20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post šŸ”—

The fact that Leonardo was not only a genius but also very human ā€” quirky and obsessive and playful and easily distracted ā€” makes him more accessible. He was not graced with the type of brilliance that is completely unfathomable to us. Instead, he was self-taught and willed his way to his genius. So even though we may never be able to match his talents, we can learn from him and try to be more like him. His life offers a wealth of lessons.

This is actually the second to last part of the Isaacson biography and well worth a read on it’s own. The whole book is fantastic, but this section might inspire you and help you to be a bit more curious.