Text typefaces establish creative boundaries by challenging designers to strike a balance between legibility and aesthetics. So when we find a typeface designer who thrives on playing within these limits, we need to pay attention.
‘The experience to design is really liberating — the limitations imposed by having just the one character set means the posters intelligence and playfulness must come through the word play and typographic placement.’
The Zanerian Manual is one of the most comprehensive books ever to exist containing information about Zanerian Engrosser’s Script, Ornamental Penmanship, and American Lettering. (Available to download for free here).
Luke Tonge reviewed: The Visual History of Type by Paul McNeil which is set to drop September 1st - I cant wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! I preordered via the Nile (Type lovers down under can order from the Nile or Booktopia for free shipping)
GRANSHAN is the hub for global visual identity. Celebrating non-Latin typefaces and typography, design and communication that enable communities to develop culture and enterprises in a balance between local, regional, and global.
When not up ladders painting murals, San Diego Letterers Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog can be found drinking and interviewing their favourite lettering artists on their Drunk on Lettering Podcast! The line up is epic - read more about the talent and grab your ticket here.
"Poetry can be many things. It can be simple and complex. It is one of the oldest and one of the most innovative of literary forms... And—of particular interest to me as a graphic designer—it is a peculiarly visual art form."
Pick beautiful ephemera, their new publication Making Books or some studio time via kickstater to help the London Centre for Book Arts grow to make room for more work space, more resources, and more ways to support our community.
Monotoype's Nadine Chahine profiles Tasnima on her acceptance of this prestigious award which celebrates the ‘the first lady of typography’. (Tasnima’s beautiful certificate was hand-lettered by Martina Flor)
A white sheet can instill fear. The fear of not knowing exactly what to do with it, a divide between staying still and making a move. The book, is a collective visual narrative, gathering works and ideas emerging from the 2016 letterpress workers initiative.
An exciting new french foundry bringing the nations typographic style to the world.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce.
Typographica analyzes the emerging and prevalent typographic trends of 2016 and asked industry to review their Favorite Typefaces of 2016... including Aoife Mooney's profile on Ocre one of my current type crushes!
Venue pays tribute rebels and rockers, this imaginative and playful collection beats to it's own drum!
Typism has been moved forward from its original October date to the 30th of september - this change allowed founder Dominique Falla to up the stakes with an amazing new venue and a very stellar line up!
22nd of July I am facilitating a workshop for anyone interested in design thinking, generating creative ideas, and/or branding. No prior experience required, and you don't need to think of yourself as a creative to generate creative ideas!
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