Sunday, 6:45pm
22 July 2012

Noted #40

Typecache, marginal Brazil, mags with letters, Malick Sidibé’s studio

Here are a few more links that caught our attention in recent days. is an online index of type foundries and type designers around the world, organised in a pleasing (and largely monochrome) manner.

Rico Lins’ posters (detail, above) feature in the London exhibition ‘From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian art and design in the 21st century’ at Somerset House’s Embankment Gallery until 8 September 2012. Daily 11.00-19.00, Thursdays 11.00-21.00. Free admission.

Sarah at Levi’s with AB T-shirt (crop)

The Levi’s shop in London’s Regent Street is giving customers a chance to hand screenprint their own Anthony Burrill (or Burrill-inspired) T-shirts. Eye contributor Sarah Snaith snapped her shirt (above) last Thursday, within seconds of the ink drying. More details at

Type- or lettering-dominated covers selected by CoverJunkie, including Bloomberg Businessweek’s Olympics cover. (See our interview with Richard Turley in Eye 80.)


The CD packaging for A Curva Da Cintura (above) by Diabaté (Mali), Antunes and Scandurra (Brazil) uses striking formal studio portraits by Malian photographer Malick Sidibé (below). If you bought the album on iTunes, you might not know. More images on Eye’s Flickr pages.


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