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Jon is participating in NOT MY TYPE: An Out of Character Experiment. The show is a “typographical exploration of 26 letters (and a few stray characters) by 35 different illustrators, designers and artists, all displayed as one alphabet”. Curated by Charlotte Audrey and Jonathan Costello, the project is sponsored by Fluid (a Birmingham-based studio) and Creating in Birmingham (the site of the event). The show opens May 6th and runs through June 1st. For more info, and availability of the prints, check out the Facebook group and the CMYKern website.
Just six months after we told you about Jon’s triumphant return to Letter Pressed, his #26 art card is now available for pre-order. Each card is letterpress printed in blue on natural white 110# stock with orange envelopes. Five cards & envelopes per pack. The cards are limited to 500 hand-numbered cards and will start shipping by Feb. 12, 2010. You can pre-order your pack of 5 cards and envelopes for $15 here. Full shots of the front, back and envelope after the jump. Support your local letterpress!
As I’m a fan of USTWO (cool Usability and iPhone App. studio from London) I saw a Livesteam of JB painting a wall in of their studio. I twittered to Mills (head of USTWO) if he can ask JB to give me one of his PENS of POWER.
Thomas told us via tweet: “The pen/ jb influenced me to see the Beauty in my imperfect hand-drawn work compared to Digital straightness.” Wise words and love the shrine to the pen! Hey Mills, can we have a pen, too???
Doodlesplatter is hopping on the Burger bandwagon in wishing you have a merry festival seasonal fun happy time. The above image can be downloaded as a printer-friendly PDF card here.
Did you, also, think that the only possible improvement to Jon’s Color-in-Wallpaper would be portability? You’re in luck, because Burgerplex now has Colour Me Silly, a doodle-filled coloring book. There are 90 pages of doodles and lots of great captions. (One of my favorites: “Bears like honey. Posh bears prefer honet.”) There’s something for everyone here–cats, fruit, cupcakes, zombies–and the final page gives you an opportunity to DIY this Michael Jackson tribute. All this for just £9.99!
Jon’s font for the previously-blogged Hype For Type project is officially making the rounds. You can spot it as the current splash page for Jon’s website and at Hype For Type’s site, where they have this little interview posted:
Q: Where did the idea for the Burgerman font come from?
A: I wanted to make a font that was fun and suggested personalities and characters for each letter and symbol.
Q: Tell us about the end result?
A: Well, I think I made what I set out to make. It’s fun to write naughty words with it.
Q: Overall, do you think it’s been a success?
A: That’s really down to the people who are going to use the font. I’m really happy with it, I’d like to make more fonts in the future too.
Can’t wait to load this into MS Word…
HypeForType is the new online digital type foundry from Thinkdust, launching in 2009. Every 3 months, the most sought after designers from around the globe will bring put “the freshest typefaces on offer.” For volume one you an expect limited edition creations from the likes of Si Scott, Alex Trochut, HelloHikimori, Luke Lucas and Jon Burgerman. I don’t see Jon’s font online just yet, but you can check out the current offerings for about £14.99 each.
If Michael Phelps can be a spokesman for Speedo, it’s long overdue for Jon Burgerman to collaborate with Posca. So in collaboration with their most shining star and advocate, Posca produced limited edition pen packs with Jon’s artwork and stickers inside. The packs contain six extra-fine bullet tip pens in black, white, red and hard-to-find metallic silver and gold. Pack size is approx 140×90x10mm. The Posca pen packs are available in select shops in the UK and through Jon’s webshop here for £9 UK or £11 non-UK.
Card-board.co.uk launched around the holidays in 2008 selling Christmas cards (UK only) to help raise money for 3rd Year Graphic Design students at Salford University (for their end of year/graduation show). All the money went into helping out with the show. Jon joined Jeremyville, some other name artists and the students themselves as card designers for this successful fundraiser.
MOO is a London-based printing company and they’re adorable and they make great stuff like stickers and cards. Jon has a slew of readymade products for the purchasing here, and he’s is in good company with Brian Taylor, DGPH and Peskimo (among others).
- MiniCard 100 Pack $19.99
- NoteCard 16 Pack $24.99
- StickerBook 90 Stickers $9.99
- Postcard 20 Pack $19.99
- Greetings Card 10 Pack $24.99