Wednesday, February 20, 2013

45: New Yorker

Today marks the anniversary of the founding of the New Yorker magazine.  What better way to celebrate it than sampling its iconic typography? 

Hold the pen at 30° and at 0°. 


  1. This is really surprisingly lovely. I wouldn't have thought to use a magazine's design as a foundation for a calligraphy hand, but as I sit here reading your post, I wonder why not!? :) I love it!

    I really like the double W with the two middle strokes. Striking.

  2. It always amazes me how few letters it takes to establish a flavor of time and place. And attitude.

  3. your envelope is on my blog today. on monday, i will start with my series of Fermi-inspired envelopes featuring your name.

  4. The G is from an alphabet of holidays I offered in Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy, and then later produced in color for a DIY calligraphy calendar.