Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix makes smart use of Goshen and Gomorrah. Throughout the film newspapers are used to convey plot development and our friends at Warner Brothers put these wood type fonts to work. Check it out.
Blinc is proud to be working with Hamilton Wood Type, designer Juliet Shen and master wood router Denver Hull to outfit the Tulalip Language Camp with wood type of the Lushootseed font. Lushootseed is a severly endgangered language of the Salish family of Washington State. You can read more about the project here.
Bill Moran had his first solo exhibition at the prestigious Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany in May of 2010. The show featured 18 of his Typebug prints which the museum has agreed to acquire for their permanent collection. In conjunction with the opening Bill lead a 2-day workshop at the Druckladen printing studios. See some photos here.
"Wood type is back—and it’s too heavy to go anywhere…" So starts the article in AIGA Voice, before Heller and Moran jump into the history of wood type, the story of Hamilton and the future of both.
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A new documentary by the group, Kartemquin Films, tells the story of the Hamilton Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. As a third generation letterpress printer and long-time volunteer for the musuem, Bill provided a unique view on the historical and cultural significance Hamilton represents, expecially for modern day designers. Read more about the film here.
Check out this beautiful use of the Blinc letterpress font Goshen. Sweet! We love it.
We worked with the U of M's Design Institute and the Rose Ensemble, a premier ancient choral music performance group, to design CD covers and booklets for the Ensemble's 6 recordings.
Taking advantage of the James Ford Bell Library's extensive collection of ancient documents, students helped us uncover the historically relevant artwork and typography that formed the basis for the designs. Read the article describing this project here on the U of M web site.
Bill Moran designed and produced the art book Insects of Type with the assistance of a Jerome Book Arts Fellows grant. The Jerome Foundation partners with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts to fund this fellowship program which encourages artists to blend visual and design ideas with the book form.
Blinc Publishing founder Bill Moran featured as a "name to pay attention to" in Twin Cities design. View the article excerpt.
Blinc Publishing was featured in an article highlighting firms that use analog methods to create made-by-hand design. View the article excerpt.
Signals catalog is an upscale retail catalog owned by Target. In 2001 they carried our letterpress-printed broadsides featuring a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See the page here.