A fairy tale, is a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story. Story tale, is a new type family for wonderous, romantic, magical and playful narratives brought to you by Resitenza.
Victoria Rushton is one of my favourite writers, thinkers and designers. She is smart, tenacious, insightful and considerate. So it filled my heart to read her tribute to and gratitude for, her former teacher, mentor and co-worker Cyrus Highsmith as he was recognised with the Gerrit Noordzij Prize.
Creating a compelling and memorable story is at the heart of both great writing and great design. It is time for us to use book typography to craft meaning in collaboration with writers... I wrote this article as an excerpt from my ongoing research on the role of contemporary book designers and their approaches to typesetting, for the ABDA
Designers choose a typeface for its emotive, visceral and visual qualities — how it looks and feels. Designers don’t use typefaces like a builder uses a hammer. The function of a typeface is to communicate visually and culturally. We crave new letterforms, finding them at once fascinating, repulsive and intoxicating.
Dominique Falla has been taking us behind the scenes of contributors process for book 4 of the Typism Series (available for pre-order now), in this post, Anna Schettin, an Italian calligrapher and graphic designer, currently based in Venice. She created this work for the typism book using walnut ink and a ruling pen and then worked it up as a colourful screen print.
FS Industrie is a technological bridge, the ambitious system is crafted by hand and yet is on the leading edge of digital development. The type specimen reflects this by connecting “our industrial past to our technological future, combining traditional and more recent production methods, and pushing the limits of what’s currently possible.”
An honest and insightful post from Myrna the letterpress printer, artist and poets behind Expedition Press about her relationship to time, her work and the focus of her upcoming shows... Comprised of Letterpress prints in multiples paired with paintings of partial letters and the negative space between them, these shows are set to be amazing (it is times like this I wish I was in the US!)
26 typographers and letterers, designed a 9x9 print using only three colours – black (for simplicity), metallic gold (for process), and orange (representing WeMake). Each print is a limited-edition of 40 and showcases a letter, word, or phrase with all proceeds to help fund arts education in Portland.
While undertaking her Masters research on Japanese culture, Émilie Rigaud, profiles the typography, of Motogi Shōzō, diving into the development of Japanese typography, aiming to “show that there are modern elements in what has been regarded as traditional, and that there is a tradition behind what has been taken to be just ‘modernist’.”