Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gary Tabs

Gary Tabs by AVK_ONE
Gary Tabs, a photo by AVK_ONE on Flickr.


Gary MSK HA, a photo by AVK_ONE on Flickr.


READ by dogslobber
READ, a photo by dogslobber on Flickr.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mecro CDC

Mecro CDC by 208 Bench
Mecro CDC, a photo by 208 Bench on Flickr.

Studio Visit: Greg Lamarche

Greg Lamarche

I got the chance to visit the studio of one of my favorites in both graffiti and fine art this last summer in New York. His collage work, his graffiti, and his work space are overflowing with typographic inspiration, excellent line quality, and tons of personal style. Without much introduction needed, Greg Lamarche is a lettering champ and you should keep an eye on his work.

You Collect tons of source material for youre collage work as well as for reference, How do you determine what gets cut and what gets saved?
Most everything gets cut up. In some cases the materials are too precious or rare to cut up so I store them in books and mainly use them for reference. That said I’ve been lucky to come up on multiples sometimes so I can save one or two copies and blaze through the rest to put in my work

In your pieces you can tell that you pay a lot of attention to detail in the letter structure, describe your sketching process for making letters...

I sketch everyday and I’m always working on compositions and new connections for making my own letters as well as working out ideas for my collage work. Symmetry is one if not the most important thing to me whether constructing a single letter or a cluster of letters. For me it has to have some balance even if the organization of the letters tapers off in one direction and another section is particularly dense.

What makes a letter interesting to you?
How much you can do with it. Abstracting, fragmenting and the negative spaces they create are some things I’m attracted to. The letter E is particularly sexy in that there seem to be endless ways to interpret it and you can bend it into almost anything.

Who do you look up to in terms of typography, any style, and as many people as you want to cite
Early on I was really influenced by Kurt Schwitters and how he made collages but also how he incorporated fragments of text into the compositions. Can’t think of any specific typographers but I was really into Roger Dean and the way he designed and connected letters. He had a very unique style that was not graffiti but shared some of the same attributes.

It goes without saying that the lettering in comic books was also a huge influence for me as well as rock band logos. For the most part I was influenced by the graffiti I saw growing up. People like Dondi, Lee, Baby 168, Rab Cac, just to name a few were masters of creating original letters and when I was a toy I definitely looked up to them for inspiration.


Greg Lamarche | Website

Greg Lamarche | 12oz Prophet Blog

Greg Lamarche | Show and Tell Gallery

Greg Lamarche | Facebook

Interview and photographs by Kel Troughton, all writing and photographs may not be reproduced without permission of Expresh.com and your boy Greg Lamarche, Reblog this for days but cite your sources dogs. Expresh.com 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012


  by i.am.rebecca
, a photo by i.am.rebecca on Flickr.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Help the conductor 1942

Cyclists' Guide 1900

East Coast Route 1900

North British Railway 1903

Normandy & Brittany 1930

"Southern Electric - Silver Jubilee 1935

Over The Points 1934

Hotel Metropole London

Untitled by Art of the Luggage Label
Untitled, a photo by Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr.

Gran Hotel Lincoln

Untitled by Art of the Luggage Label
Untitled, a photo by Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr.

Hotel Eden Rotterdam

Untitled by Art of the Luggage Label
Untitled, a photo by Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr.

Monday, January 23, 2012

this above all 1942

The Book of Love 1942 by paul.malon
The Book of Love 1942, a photo by paul.malon on Flickr.

No Religion Crew,

Enron, Honke, Jurne

Untitled by Heart of Oak
Untitled, a photo by Heart of Oak on Flickr.

Dment, Jurne

Dment, Jurne by Heart of Oak
Dment, Jurne, a photo by Heart of Oak on Flickr.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

American Book and Bible

LH_American_Book_Santa by PopKulture
LH_American_Book_Santa, a photo by PopKulture on Flickr.

Hanley-Ruddel Tents

tent_awning_letterhead by PopKulture
tent_awning_letterhead, a photo by PopKulture on Flickr.

Anheuser-Busch Brewing

1888 Cherokee Brewery Co

1906 Buck Beer

1882 Bock Beer


1897 Bock Beer Pabst

Get more out of life


Untitled by kewlio
Untitled, a photo by kewlio on Flickr.


Miracle by AA9UC
Miracle, a photo by AA9UC on Flickr.


Tang by AA9UC
Tang, a photo by AA9UC on Flickr.

Ferndell Coffee, 1930's

Radiator Repair & Cleaner, 1921

Kraft Whipped Cream Cheese, 1960's

trixter RF

wrong side of the tracks by Mr. Trixter
wrong side of the tracks, a photo by Mr. Trixter on Flickr.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Adekonomics by sabeth718
Adekonomics, a photo by sabeth718 on Flickr.