July 1, 2012

WORDPLAY: The language and illusions of John Langdon
July 1 – 30
Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, July 12, 6-8pm
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Extreme Opposites at The Shipley School
October 30, 2011

This show at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA will feature paintings from my “mixed symmetries” series, and several of my “rorschach” paintings. In addition to representing my career-long focus on polarization and balance, these two groups are graphically Extreme Opposites.

UNRULY Gallery
May 31, 2011

Niels “Shoe” Muelman, graffiti and calligraphy artist extraordinaire, opened his new gallery, “UNRULY” Friday night, May 27th, in Amsterdam. That’s Niels, in the center of this picture, and right above his head is “WHY”, one of several inkblot pieces I contributed to his first exhibition.

Reception: Friday, April 8, 5–8pm


Depth Perception presented by AxD Gallery
March 30, 2011

AxD Gallery presents Depth Perception. Paintings, drawings, and constructions by John Langdon. April 8 – May 14.


Script by Tony diSpign
February 28, 2011

Tony diSpigna, whose fabulous lettering and type designs were greatly inspiring to me in the 1970s, did me the extreme honor of drawing this exquisite piece of script when my wife Lynn and I visited him in his home in Ischia, Italy last summer. Thank you once again, Tony!



Limited Edition Etching Prints
December 12, 2010

Announcing the sale of John Langdon’s first limited edition etching print. For pricing and further information, please contact Sam Heller at Sam Heller Fine Art, Ltd.
312.933.9876, 773.445.8137.


Martellotto ambigram
November 11, 2010

I designed this totem ambigram for Greg Martellotto in late ’09, and both the front and back labels for the bottle.

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Ambigram for John Mayer
July 13, 2010

recently created this ambigram for John Mayer. See it live and in action.


Excerpt from Angels & Demons DVD/Bluray
March 22, 2010

I’ve excerpted a minute’s worth of footage from Sony’s “This is an Ambigram” – one of the Special Features on the Angels and Demons DVD (and BluRay) – including a bit of my interview, and posted it on the Angels & Demons part of my ambigram page, and on YouTube as well. Check it out!


Type Directors Club gallery opening
February 28, 2010

The Type Directors Club gallery opening on February 4th was well attended and a lot of fun. Here’s a photo taken before anyone showed up. Click to enlarge.

Three weeks later I was back at TDC once again. I have admired Tony DiSpigna’s incredible, and sometimes outrageous Spencerian script lettering for a very long time. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony at his talk at TDC on February 24th.

My paintings are still on display there through the end of March.



Font Aid I by The Society of Typographic Aficionados
February 8, 2010

The Society of Typographic Aficionados recently sponsored Font Aid IV, a project uniting the typographic and design communities in raising funds to expedite relief efforts in Haiti. As my contribution to this effort, I created this ampersand as a hope for Haiti’s future, when the current cloud of troubles has passed and the sun shines again for the Haitian people. The Society of Typographic Aficionados recently sponsored Font Aid IV, a project uniting the typographic and design communities in raising funds to expedite relief efforts in Haiti. Type designers, graphic designers and other artists from around the world were invited to contribute artwork to be included in a typeface created exclusively for the Font Aid IV effort. The theme of Font Aid IV is “Coming Together” which we will represented though a font consisting entirely of ampersands. Coming Together will be made available for sale throughseveral type distributors, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. SOTA, a US-based non-profit, is acting as a non-partisan organizing body to help coordinate the effort and ensure all funds are distributed appropriately.




Painted Words Tainted Logos at TDC
January 10, 2010

I’ll be showing some of my paintings through February and March at the Type Directors Club gallery (347 West 36 Street, Suite 603, New York City). Three will be from my logo manipulation series, the rest will be from my current series: Mixed Symmetries. There will be a reception on Thursday, February 4, from 6 – 8 pm, during which I’ll talk about my work.

TDC members free
Non-members $20
Student Non-members $15