The Harper’s Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible – a huge event in printing mentioned in our reading caught my attention so I looked up more information about it. This site explains it and shows some pictures.
Here are some more photos: http://www.windmillministries.org/Antique-Family-Bible-Store-231G.htm
Fonts In Use –http://fontsinuse.com/
This is a fun site that allows you to look up a typeface and then see examples of where it is used and other pertinent information. Since we are studying and using Helvetica to design in my Adv. Typography class, the author’s rant on the boring design of Helvetica caught my attention:
How Stuff Works: Stone Lithography – http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/artwork/stone-lithography.htm
This is a wonderful demonstration of how stone lithography is created. You can watch a master lithographer at work to see the whole process.
The Artists – http://the-artists.org/
A site for anyone interested in art movements and artists. You can search by the artist’s name or the movement for more information.
For example, if you search for “art nouveau” then you get a listing of artists in that time period. It is a very good reference site.
Just for the fun of it:
Typography for Lawyers: