“I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle.”
— Jack Kerouac, On the Road
As someone who recently big chopped for the second time and who struggles with feeling “pretty” wearing a TWA (teeny weenie afro for those not in the know), I appreciate what this photog has done. — tanya b.
Every historic moment needs its recorder. The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez.
Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimore-based founder of TYP Photography Studio, is the man behind “The Coiffure Project,” a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and their magnificent natural hair.
Shot in both black-and-white and color, Nunez’s work is simple yet striking — and to think the project only started by accident. (via Black Women’s Natural Hair Inspired Photographer Glenford Nunez To Shoot ‘The Coiffure Project’ (PHOTOS))
“The history of typography reflects a continual tension between the hand and the machine, the organic and the geometric, the human body and the abstract system. These tensions, which marked the birth of printed letters over five hundred years ago, continue to energize typography today.” From Thinking with Type, by Ellen Lupton.
The link to the website: http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/
The link to a typographic “dating game!” http://www.typeconnection.com/ (in which you pair up a font with another based on their histories and physical features) (which is really fun if you’re as into fonts as I am!)
Okay, so I have this thing about fonts and I feel like a lot of people (especially in my generation) do. I think the technical part of typography is fascinating, as well as it’s history and applications. Fonts are more than just another choice when you’re writing a paper; they can really make a difference in, for example, first impressions on a resume or readability of traffic signs. Anyway, if you want to know more, ask! Or check out the book :)