11/25/21 Letters Read: Mad Men New Orleans-style

Premiering on, a podcast reading from letters and ephemera created in 1962 by a local professional association for graphic designers, ADDA. If you liked the TV show, Mad Men, you’ll love the real thing, New Orleans-style. Art Directors and Designers Association of New Orleans (ADDA) was chartered in 1961. Illustrators, lettering artists, art directors,…
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United Fruit Photo-Album

07/15/21 Letters Read: Bananas Anyone?

Premiering on, the podcast reading from a handmade, 1906 photo-album, Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as guests of The United Fruit Company. Produced in response to the last documented yellow fever outbreak in New Orleans and the United States. In photographs and text, this interesting relic presents the idea…
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Close-up of Hand Engraved Lettering

Hand Engraved Lettering, Once Again!

Monograms depend upon structural elements—such as stems and trunks—to hold them together. Monogram initials can not be taken apart without falling apart. A cypher is a series of wonderfully independent initials. Cypher initials depend on themselves alone; individual and expressive. Such as “N S C”. (Cypher is also spelled as a cipher.) Lettering, on the…
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Surrealist Ball Invitation

Veranda Magazine & the Surrealist Ball

Our Bespoke Typography is featured in the May-June issue of Veranda Magazine. Exclusively for Veranda, we designed an invitation inspired by the infamous, 1972, Surrealist Ball. The original invitation, and this current rendition, read backward, on purpose! The wonderful story, Swinging from the Chandeliers was photographed by Laurey W. Glenn, produced by Rachael Burrow, Dayle…
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