Monthly Archives: January 2010

Clobber Grotesk Bold

Clobber Grotesk Bold is a new typeface just released via MyFonts. It was one of a two-part family originally designed for a metal-cutting business, as they were seeking bold letterforms for their custom aluminum furniture that would be readable at … Continue reading

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The Wife, the Mistress, and the Prostitute

Plazm at the Backroom, January 11, 2008. Curator Stephanie Snyder in conversation with Plazm editors Joshua Berger, Jon Raymond, and Tiffany Lee Brown on the occasion of the Plazm Backroom event. We recently posted the essays from Jon, Josh, and … Continue reading

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The Rise of American Poster Art

“American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art”, is a documentary about the history and subculture of rock poster art in America, will be released on DVD on March 27th, 2010. The film has been touring around the country … Continue reading

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New typeface: Cooper Fullface Italic

Just released via MyFonts, my latest typeface release is the definitive version of Oswald Bruce Cooper’s great lost typeface Cooper Fullface Italic. At the end of 1927, Oswald Bruce Cooper yearned to create a heavy “modern” face- akin to Broadway … Continue reading

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Does Banksy still have it?

uh, yeah. Just in time for Sundance! (image stolen from designated.area … thx to Juxtapoz for the pointer.) — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — — plazm magazine & blog are now published … Continue reading

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Dee Hock of VISA interviewed by Jon Raymond

Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus of VISA on capitalism and spirituality. Interview by Jon Raymond Everyone knows what VISA is, right? It’s a credit card company, with a logo featuring blue and orange stripes, and sometimes there’s a hologram … Continue reading

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Plazm posters join Swiss museum

Plakatsammlung Museum fur Gestaltung Zürich—the international poster museum based in Switzerland—has recently ascended over 90 Plazm posters into their permanent collection. A sampling of these posters created from 1992–2000, are shown here. Designers include Plazm folks as well as guests … Continue reading

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Two new Wordshape fonts

Two new font releases on MyFonts this week. The first is the definitive version of Oswald Bruce Cooper’s classic typeface Cooper Italic. 1924 saw the release of Cooper Italic, the italic companion to Cooper Oldstyle. Cooper Italic possesses “a most … Continue reading

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New Oregon Interview Series Fashion Night

Host Nora Robertson sits down with fashion designers Adam Arnold, Ryan Christensen and Elizabeth Dye to discuss their work and Portland’s evolving fashion culture. Wednesday, January 27th, Urban Grind East, 2214 NE Oregon St., $5 admission. — plazm blog has … Continue reading

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Typography 101

Last chance to sign up for Typography 101 at Temple University Japan. The course has been expanded to include designing custom typefaces and programming digital fonts from them. — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: … Continue reading

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