Ascender – Premium Postcard
Ascender postcards use a duplexed 500gsm stock that also incorporates a subtle texture designed to enhance the look and feel of your cards, while its crisp white colour means your postcards will always hit the mark.
An illustrator living and working in Brighton, Steven Wilson brings his own brand of pop and psychedelia to his highly regarded work – much of which can be found adorning album covers. Steve mines obscure books and discarded paraphernalia for inspiration for his experimental pieces.
“My design is based on a technique that I developed in the last few years. I have always enjoyed taking form and then abstracting it and that is the case with my approach for Strut and Fibre. I have drawn the word ‘hello’ quite simply out of lines but then made it abstract by merging it into the background. The aim with it, as with a lot of my work, is to ask the viewer to look at something they are familiar with in a different way.”
Read more from the Steven Wilson interview here
Typeface – Johnston
ITC Johnston is the result of the combined talents of Dave Farey and Richard Dawson, based on the work of Edward Johnston. In developing ITC Johnston, says London type designer Dave Farey, he did “lots of research on not only the face but the man.” Edward Johnston was something of an eccentric, “famous for sitting in a deck chair and carrying toast in his pockets.” Johnston was also almost single-handedly responsible, early in this century, for the revival in Britain of the Renaissance calligraphic tradition of the chancery italic. His book Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering is a classic on its subject, and his influence on his contemporaries was tremendous. He is perhaps best remembered, however, for the alphabet that he designed in 1916 for the London Underground Railway (now London Transport), which was based on his original “block letter” model.