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Linotype: The Film

Before there was the Mac and phototypesetting, there was the Linotype. Doug Wilson, former Marlinite, adjunct professor and world traveler, is working up a documentary on the Linotype machine.

Messr. Wilson has posted a trailer to whet your appetite of near-ancient typography . Give it a run through and let him know what you think (here).

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Ripping type a new one

Nobody tears type apart like Marlin friend and über talent, David Croy. As evinced in this sweet love letter he wrote to the Art Directors Club concerning their new logo, entitled The New Art Directors Club Logo Is Total Dogshit.

It’s a nice follow-up to a post he wrote a few months back entitled The New ‘Public Enemies’ Lettering Is Total Dogshit, a piece that managed to provoke a response from the Public Enemies poster designers themselves.

Actually, on the Art Directors Club logo, Dave takes exception not with the entirety of the mark, but with the r-t letterspacing. Which makes his post all the more enchanting.

Agree with his assessment or not, we think the fact that he’s even asking the question is a step forward for all type kind.

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Recognizing the art of pastry chefdom


Letterhead Fonts is featuring Marlin work done for Sweet Street Desserts. Take a look!

The piece was a gorgeous, perfect-bound book, ostensibly holding the secrets on How to Fulfill the Demands of the Art of Pastry Chefdom,. In reality it offered up a mouth-watering compendium of Sweet Street Desserts (which help you fulfill said demands without, you know, actually having to be a pastry chef; in a word: cheat!).

Letterhead fonts is a type foundry that specializes in mostly vintage display faces. The have a contest running until the end of the year for work done with their fonts. Marlin designer Brian Collins used LHF Quaker for the principal type on the cover of the Sweet Street Desserts book. Winners will be chosen in January.

Kudos to designer Brian Collins, writer Judith Garson and Creative Director Michael Stelzer for the delicious work.

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Brought to you by the letter “R”

Marlin’s very own Doug Wilson recently took a trip over the pond (and a few more, and an ocean) to the The Basel School of Design in Switzerland. Or as the Swiss call it, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. Two “h”s right next to each other! Crazy Swisslandites with their made-up words.

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Turning Gurmukhi (we really think so)


Just ran across a fantastic blog of South Asian typography, Hindi Rinny. In addition to discovering why you should know a certain artistic polymath named Satyajit Ray (responsible for the film poster above, as well as the film itself), you’ll learn how to write the Punjabi alphabet, revel in examples of Tibetan calligraphy and generally witness more beautiful examples of Indic and South Asian scripts than a normal human brain can digest.

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