Bookmarks for September 3rd through September 9th

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Bookmarks for August 26th through August 28th

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Bookmarks for August 16th through August 21st

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Bookmarks for August 8th through August 15th

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Bookmarks for July 30th through August 5th

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Bookmarks for July 9th through July 21st

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Excellent Penguin Bond book covers

I like the older Bond movies and the style that was set at such a high standard in the beginning by Maurice Binder.

This set of Bond books, with painted Michael Gillette covers, really shows the continuing strength of the Penguin Publishing company and their take on that style. Even the spines when lined up are gorgeous (photo here).

“The centenary of Fleming’s birth was clearly a good time to revisit the Bonds and cover them in a package that says, yes these are fun, but also makes it implicit that there’s no reason not to take them seriously. Most importantly, they should look like books worth owning.”

Read more about it and see the high-res versions

Typographers and their handwriting

Great blog post from “The Man In Blue” with thoughts and comparison on some great typographers; their fonts and their handwriting.

There’s a couple in here which I love; and would use as fonts themselves!

“The handwriting of typographers intrigues me because it raises so many questions, big and small: Do typographers exert some extraordinary control of the pen that laypersons don’t? Does a typographer’s handwriting influence the typefaces they produce? Has the rise of digital communications made handwriting redundant? Do modern typographers, born of digital tools, lack the finesse of their more wizened counterparts? If so, does that change the way their type is designed?

And then, there’s just something strangely … meta … about looking at the handwriting of people who work with type.

So, to satisfy my own curiosity I asked a number of prominent typographers to send me a scan of their handwriting. This is the result…” — Read the full article

and…

Bonus: Here’s mine.

Bookmarks for June 18th through July 5th

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Some links for June 18th through July 5th…

Jay Peak sold


B and the face
Wow – big news for our favourite mountain.

Billy (the pres of Jay) had purchased Jay Peak back from MSSI (who own a number of small ski mountains in Quebec). I hope this is good news for Jay (least the burgers will be cheaper).

Jay Peak Resort Sold to Long Time Resort President Bill Stenger and Group of Private Investors.
Immediate plans call for new lifts, improved snowmaking and evolution of Resort infrastructure totaling more than $100 million in capital improvements over the next several years”

PR | Gazette article

Bookmarks for June 12th through June 18th

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