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The Tutu Project by Bob Carey.

The Tutu Project photographs are dedicated to help fundraise for the Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. The man in the photographs, Bob Carey’s wife Linda has battled breast cancer twice since 2006, and Bob started this project to raise funds and awareness. Print sales donate 20% of net proceeds to the Carey Foundation.

See the full gallery here: http://bit.ly/1bnH40s

The Tattoo Colouring Book by Megamunden.

Packed with stunning illustrations, this unique colouring book celebrates the art of the tattoo. The tattoo designs all specially drawn for the book range from traditional motifs hearts, sailors, girls, skulls, roses to more elaborate compositions with a contemporary edge. It is a perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.

See more details here: http://amzn.to/18HjIIl

Animals From History by Christina Hess.

Artist and illustrator, Christina Hess paints portraits of pet animals as real life historical figures! Can you figure out which historical hero is being portrayed in each of these (between Marie Antoinette, Egypt’s Cleopatra among others..

See all the characters here: http://bit.ly/J9o5Ql

Park by Sam3

Surreal silhouettes of talking trees in Barcelona.

(Source: mymodernmet)

Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age

No one person ever invented an alphabet,” wrote Type-maven Tommy Thompson. Script typefaces were no exception. During the letterpress era they were in such great demand that many people “invented” them, and many others copied them. In some commercial printing shops, composing cases filled with scripts were stacked floor to ceiling to the exclusion of other type. Printers routinely amassed multiple styles of the heavy metal type fonts, each possessing a distinct twist, flourish or quirk, used to inject the hint of personality or dash of character to quotidian printed pieces. Fonts had names like Wedding Plate Script, Cursive Script, Engravers Script, Bank Script, Master Script, French Script, Stationers Semiscript and Myrtle Script — Myrtle? — there were countless others. They surfaced in Europe and America. And the exact same types in France, for example, could be found in Italian foundries with different names.

Scripts signaled propriety, suggested authority yet also exuded status and a bourgeois aesthetic. The wealthy classes couldn’t get enough fashionable scripts in their diet. Likewise, the nouveau riche embraced them too — maybe it helped them to appear even more wealthy. 

Seen in everything from wedding invitations and birth announcements to IOUs, menus, and diplomas, script typefaces impart elegance and sophistication to a broad variety of texts. Scripts never go out of style, and the hundreds of inventive examples here are sure to inspire today’s designers. Derived from handwriting, these are typefaces that are stylized to suggest, imply, or symbolize certain traits linked to writing. Their fundamental characteristic is that all the letters, more or less, touch those before and after. Drawn from the Golden Age of scripts, from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this is the first compilation of popular, rare, and forgotten scripts from the United States, Germany, France, England, and Italy. Featuring examples from a vast spectrum of sources—advertisements, street signs, type-specimen books, and personal letters—this book is a delightful and invaluable trove of longoverlooked material. 275 illustrations, 254 in color

USA: http://amzn.to/18ou7s9
UK: 
http://amzn.to/18F7HOd

(via typographybooks)