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Michael Twyman’s Typographic Delights

31st January, 2011 by .Reading time: about 1 minute.
Michael Twyman lecture at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading
Michael Twyman lecture at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading

Michael Twyman’s Typographic Delights continues … today we had the pleasure of looking at Puffin editions from the 1930’s to the late 1940’s. The most remarkable thing I noted was the vibrancy of colour and the detail of the illustrations. Another point of note was that nearly all of these publications were in landscape format with the exception of Music Time which was in portrait.

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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will present one of the most important private collections of illuminated Hebrew manuscripts and printed books in the exhibition A Journey through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books, on view from December 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.

28th January, 2011 by .Reading time: about 1 minute.

Bouton Haggadah, France, second half of 19th century. The Braginsky Collection. Photo: Ardon Bar-Hama

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will present one of the most important private collections of illuminated Hebrew manuscripts and printed books in the exhibition A Journey through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books, on view from December 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.

Kannada Day!

26th January, 2011 by .Reading time: about 1 minute.
Learning Kannada script
Learning Kannada script

Kannada Day!

I spent most of the day trying to understand how the Kannada script is written. I quite enjoyed it! I love how it loops and curls—a real pleasure to write. Kannada is, in fact, one of the oldest south Indian languages.

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