It comes with great pleasure that I present the (fairly young) photoblog from the esteemed Israeli typographer, Mr Yanek Iontef. For those of you unfamiliar with hebrew signage I suggest you take a look; it takes a little while to understand the structure of the hebrew alphabet in comparison to latin letterforms, but once you do, a great richness emerges. He has produced many fine typefaces; several of which I used as the basis for understanding patterns in hebrew faces while I was there (more on that if I finish the font), appearing in newspapers, signage and the like. For those of you interested in learning more about him and his work, there's an informing interview over at Oketz.
I've had plenty of photos I took while I was in Israel, I guess this gives me the impetus I need to put them up here. He actually has a few pieces that I took as well.
A bit of self indulgent housekeeping here. You may have noticed the Gentleman's Library category to the left. Despite having paid very little attention to it in recent months, yet having a backlog of design related books that I've bought with lovely pictures to put up I thought I'd skip all that for now and add another category with the same name (inventive aren't I). All worthy books that I'm in the process of reading (or have recently finished) will have a short review of the book, as well as any links that I find suitable. It's just a test in its current format, I can't seem to squeeze the right amount of text into it at the moment, but expect it to stay within the same basic guidelines as I've got now.
I made mention of the tea towel collection they've got going in my previous post, but I thought I'd devote the collection to its own post. Put simply, they're awesome. Tom's Gran travelled the country collecting tea towels. I referred to them as a domestic postcard. I'm feeling more sprightly today. Today, I shall call them awesome. Each one of them a tasty little nugget of tacky australiana.