Typography is a fickle pickle. Especially if you’re trying to sell it. What we have here is a book made by the designer / typographer of the font Ringbearer. What Jason Arias has done here is to create a font lovingly inspired by the trunks of trees, then to make a book that’s yes! yes! resembling just that. The rings of the tree are the pages of the book, and in the end is a niche containing a fold-out poster that displays the whole font.
Typeface design, “Ringbearer,” and an unconventional type specimen book that relates my letterforms to the rings in the cross section of a tree.
Lovely! Check out the gallery of this book, including type examples and basically the “making of” before that lovely little poster at the end. They must have taken Kevin Wade Shaw‘s advice. Also take a peek at this bonus : the font applied. Jason Arias has this redesign of the magazine “Shambhala Sun” as a separate, yet partnered project to the font. A bit of a good presentation if I do say so myself:
Lovely wooden peeps! World Famous Design Junkies has a bunch of good design, but imagine this, there’s a specific category for typography! It’s pretty specific. It’s also pretty good and stuff – typographically-wise.
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