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September 8, 2015 - Comments Off on Type hunting in Osor

Type hunting in Osor

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I was recently backpacking in the North-West region of Croatia, when I stumbled a little town called Osor in the island of Cres.

Osor is not a common touristic destination, and it might seem remarkably unremarkable even for Croatian people. However, I noticed countless embossed signs —with a population of 60, there’s probably more signs that people– with a typographic style I haven’t observed before.

All around the town you can find different signs set in a kind of Uncial type known as Church Slavic Typography in latin alphabet (almost exclusively found in cyrillic alphabet).

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July 20, 2015 - Comments Off on Gentlemen of Letters

Gentlemen of Letters

Dublin has a rich history of hand painted signs decorating the city. Although it is not as common today, the craft still continues.

It's nice to see that Sign-painting is taking off in social media and gaining the attention it deserves.

Tell me your thoughts @borishrncic

March 24, 2015 - Comments Off on Daily Drop Caps

Daily Drop Caps

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"A drop cap is a large capital letter at the beginning of a text block that has the depth of two or more lines of regular text."

With the goal of expanding my typographic horizons and improving my lettering skills, I conducted a project in which I sketched by hand and then digitally vectorize one drop cap per day for a period of 4 weeks.

I used a variety of techniques from calligraphy pens (see "V") to Q-tips with ink (see "&"), and explored a wide array of styles from a minimalistic "N" to an engraved representational "T".

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25/03/15

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Astronauts are people trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.

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