For a long time now, I have look forward to the Oscars every year. I love the award show, but more importantly, I love the movies. Every year, I try to see the best of them, and love to play the show just like the March Madness brackets for basketball. Instead of throwing a party this year, (have a scout meetings…) I thought that we could track it online, and then I could do an award for whoever gets the most correct.
Sound fun? I mean everyone loves a giveaway right?
Cameron has created a stunning work of art out of typography. For those that look at text as letters, rather then an art form, these typography posters will knock your socks off.
Of note, if you are interested in the glyphs (the individual letterforms) of the Colosseo, you can purchase an .eps version from Cameron here.
These glyphs are based on the work of master Italian calligrapher M. Giovambattista Palatino (ca. 1515–1575),as featured in Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino Cittadino Romano, published in Rome around 1550 AD.Several of the glyphs featured in the book were recreated by Cameron through hand-tracing, then as vectors, and then incorprated into the Colosseo.
So, thanks for sticking around with me while blathering on about the Cameron Moll Colosseo iPad Martian Giveaway. It has been a fun little test to see if I can try to work some SEO magic. Kudos to Cameron on building such a successful marketing plan with hundreds of inbound links… 😉
Cameron Moll is one of my favorite designers, creating the prominent typeset edition of LDS Temple that I am proud to hang in my home. In addition to hanging this in my home, it has also made the rounds at Stevens-Henager college to all of my classes, all the while sharing the video of the creation at the same time. (embedded below)
I first met Cameron two years ago at a dinner for speakers and sponsors of the WordCamp Utah. I had been following the blog NorthTemple.com for a while and new some of the names of the authors. After doing a little bit of digging around, I stumbled on to Cameron’s site, Authentic Boredom and became an active reader. It was exciting to get the chance to have dinner with him that night.
I didn’t think that our paths would cross again, but I was excited to see that he needed some help done a WordPress site last October. I jumped at the chance to help. I was chosen, and as a result, I can claim that I did the WordPress theme for AuthenticJobs.com/blog/. It was a fun project, one of the coolest designs that I have ever done.
So, now that the pitch is over, I wanted to mention colosseotype.com. This is the new letterpress poster of the Roman Coliseum. It was modeled from a photograph that was taken while on a trip there with his wife. I don’t own this yet, bet already have a spot reserved above my desk for it.
On a slightly nerdy note, I love the design of colosseotype.com. It is built using HTML5 and some kewl things using CSS3.
So, if you looking for a smashing gift that will really leave an impression, check out Cameron’s fantastic letterpress posters. You will be amazed at the craftsmanship.