TypeCon (the convention of the American Society of Typographic Aficionados), is one of the largest and most significant events in the type calendar. It is one of the international conferences I would LOVE to attend one day and was PMS 802C neon green with envy when local letterpress lover Clint Harvey flew to the states to attend this year as the outstanding lineup focused on innovation, speculative design and typographic education.
With so many fantastic Typography events happening around the world it is important each have its own unique identity to reflect the tone of the conference. This year the visionary gents at MuirMcNeil were engaged to design the striking 2016 visual identity for TypeCon, 'Resound'.
Founder Paul McNeil writes "Our design was a flexible, modular system that worked cohesively across a wide range of applications, using geometric typefaces and neon colours in a series of playful exchanges between form and counter-form."
Using an extensive set of custom parametric typefaces and corresponding background panels, in bold colour choices. The vibrant results grabbed attention in all analogue and digital mediums.
Check out the clock application which uses the visual system to great effect - designed using nine typefaces comprised of sixty-six fonts from MuirMcNeil’s TwoPoint and TwoPlus type systems. The fonts used to display the date and time, as well as those used in the background panel glyphs, are programmed to change randomly every minute. There are 4,356 possible overlay combinations.
The clock is responsive and users can also change overlay combinations manually by pressing any key!
The Resound 2016TypeCon identity system (and the graphic applications) are clever, confident and creative. MuirMcNeil have done a marvelous job. I look forward to seeing what's next from the London based duo.