"I never intended to come [to Los Angeles]," says Kevin Bradley, founder of the letterpress design and print studio Church of Type, which opened this Sunday on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.
"I was going to New Orleans," Bradley continues as his intern works the Vandercook Universal III letterpre ... More >>
*Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry & the L.A. Architects Who Changed Everything
*Schindler House's Exhibit About How We Travel
*Moby: L.A. Architecture's New Mascot
Neutra, Gehry, Schindler, Eames -- they're all included in the Getty Institute's initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Arc ... More >>
Graphic design isn't just about a poster with pretty colors. In today's world of visual media, it affects way we choose our clothes and what food we eat.
The Hammer brings out everything from modern gadgets (lots of Mac products) to old-school methods (markers!) in its new exhibit "Graphic Design: ... More >>
An overweight balding man exits a subway station and, as he walks, up pops his name in bold, cartoonish, drop-shadowed white letters: Louie. He stands alone in the doorway of a pizza parlor inhaling a slice, his eyes searching and expressionless, watching people pass by as people watch him, an urban ... More >>
Courtesy of Los Angeles Modern AuctionsRichard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake, photographed by Julius Shulman in 1966. A print of this image, and some of the furniture photographed, are up for auction this weekend. Life in sepia remains unavailable.In the material world, the past is never ... More >>
The street artist Eine, in town for MOCA's "Art in the Streets" show, was looking for a place to paint, and, well, LA Weekly answered the call. The piece, which occupies the outside of our Sepulveda Blvd.-facing wall, took almost a week to complete, as challenges included pai ... More >>
Helvetica is the font--excuse me, typeface--that won't quit. We see it everywhere (remember Gary Hustwit's documentary film Helvetica?). Here, in order of ascending awesomeness, are nine excellent and hilarious takes on the typeface to rule all typefaces.
9. Metallica Helvetica
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Mimi Traillette, 29, is an artist living in Montreal, Canada. She made this font, inspired by severed limbs. It was for a design contest at DesignSponge. She did not win.
Why aren't the limbs dripping blood? Did you think about blood at all?
In 2008, Michael Doret drove past Canter's Deli, but instead of lox and bagel chips, the ambitious designer found the long-awaited inspiration for his latest font: Deliscript. "Perhaps it was that mid century marquee vibe that called out to me," he explains, "but at any rate I ... More >>
N. GalutenCart For a Cause is at the Pacific Design Center today
Today you get another chance to have lunch cooked by a top level L.A. chef at a very reasonable discount, with the additional bonus that all proceeds go to charity. The Cart For a Cause truck is parking outside the Pacific Desi ... More >>
In a move widely seen as an attempt to save on ink and paper costs, the L.A. Times has begun to eliminate the letter "A" from its print-edition headlines, replacing it with "O." The change will apparently be phased in gradually and today took the form of South Bay Congresswoman Jane Harman's last na ... More >>
When it opens this weekend, Rob Marshall's adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha will already be trailing a long stream of scandal: the Japanese community is up in arms because the three female leads are played by Chinese actresses (admittedly a bit perplexing), and a certain faction of militant Chinese ... More >>
Over the past 50 years, the city has tried repeatedly to turn Grand Avenue into the living, breathing heart of downtown, and has failed miserably. Now, a public-private group led by Eli Broad is trying again with the emphasis on private