It aims to help people find notable voices to follow on Twitter that are most interesting to them. The line up of ladies is exhaustive with representatives from lots of creative fields. (I was honored and surprised to see my face among so many women I admire!)
This Wired feature introduces "the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery" (Thanks to John & Jen Marchant for the link!)
I am thrilled that I had the honour of contributing to the latest issue of Monotype's The Recorder. My article explores the value of design history and graphic designs place in museum collections.
afFEMation.com is an interactive website that profiles women who have made significant contributions to Australian graphic design since 1960.
It has been a couple of years since I featured Maciej Polczynski in volume 03 of TYPOgraphJournal so I checked in with him to find out more about his recent work, love of type, inspirations and experimental approaches.
Launching his new website - Designer Gabriel Benderski set a challenge to create as many lowercase 'a' with a square counter shape on a 3x3 grid. Result: 255 a's check out the video (and website) here
I am loving Natasha's lettering and illustration work so it is ace to see and hear more about her process ahead of Christchurch's Adobe Creative Jam
Rather than question what a letter 'should' look like, Barry ambitiously explores what letters 'could' look like, establishing a radical model, where the designer actively erodes their preconceived expectations of typographic form.
The latest collection from extraordinary routines is an important read for any designer "What creative person hasn't ended up in a fucking puddle on the floor?" – Kate Berry
Head over heels in love with Bethany Heck's new http://fontreviewjournal.com/ website - the investigation behind each face is tremendous, bethany's writing is super accesible, honest and fun. Check it out for yourself!
Passings by Holly J. Hughes, letterpress printed and bound by Myrna Keliher (expedition press) was recognised among excellent company Learn about the award and see this year's winners and if you don't have this beautiful book yet, pick one up here.
Saturday 28th October will be an action packed day, with guest speakers, press demonstrations, hands-on print activities for all participants, a print exchange, and the premier official screening in WA of Pressing On, the Letterpress Film. Register Here.
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).
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