Shaking off your blues
For most of us, even our favorite pair of jeans are an afterthought — a trusty partner that dresses up and down on command, an unassuming piece that lets the shoes do the real talking. But when Victor Lytvinenko met his perfect pair, it was love.
Design Porn: 10 Typography T-Shirts
Like Kanye, do you sometimes get emotional over fonts? Good news: Hide Your Arms, a blog devoted to the independent clothing industry, just posted a roundup of 250 beautiful typography shirts. We’ve pared down their list to 10 essential tees that we believe deserve a new home in your closet. Note: Despite many of these photos, you don’t need to be skinny white dude to enjoy rocking a typographic tee.
What They Bought: Art in the Age
When Philadelphia adman Steven Grasse talks about his 20 years at the helm of Gyro Worldwide, the successful agency he shuttered in 2008, his assessment is as blunt as you might expect from the man who invented Bikini Bandits, a video series about strippers, guns, and hot rods: “I was the asshole who did the Camel ads,” he says. “At Gyro, we had this ‘I’ll fuck anything that moves’ philosophy.” That all changed in 2008, when he sold Sailor Jerry — the rum brand he created before going on to help develop Hendrick’s Gin — to William Grant & Sons for “more money than I ever made in advertising,” he says. Grasse quickly changed the name of his agency to Quaker City Mercantile and transformed its mission completely. “Now we only work on brands that we create and own or with clients I truly like personally,” he says.
What To Do This Weekend
Good morning everyone!
Tonight, Art in the Age is hosting the opening reception for Jessica Hische’s Illustrative Initials from 5-7pm. The exhibit also includes letters from her popular project, Daily Drop Cap. Check out a video here explaining why Jessica loves lettering, and then go out and immediately rent Helvetica.
The Weekend Guide
Philadelphia Events and Diversions
What: Jessica Hische displays her innovative typography from the Daily Drop Cap project.
Why: Free Root liquor.
When: Thru Aug. 29. Reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St. (215-922-2600). Admission is free.
Jessica Hische at Art in the Age in Philadelphia
Jessica Hische is currently hanging her show “Illustrative Initials” at Art in the Age in Philadelphia. The show will feature Jessica’s typographic work and her stunning illustrated drop caps. Details of the opening reception are listed below.
Jessica is no stranger to Philadelphia having received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and remaining for a few years to work in our fair city. She currently runs her own studio, Jessica Hische Design and Illustration, as well as the amazingly popular blog, Daily Drop Cap.
Illustrative Initials @ Art in the Age
Friday July 30, 2010
Reception 6-8 PM
116 North 3rd Street (just north of 3rd & Arch)
Philadelphia, PA 19106