Submissions are now open for the Fifth Typism Book. Have you decided what to submit yet? Published in 2019 the goal is to bring together some of the best in lettering and typography from around the world in one publication. The deadline looms so submit now!
Designworks undertook a studio project Pepeha.nz – a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori. ‘The Pepeha typeface is reminiscent of the land, the culture, the people and generations that have gone before us, both modern and timeless. Limiting the use of straight lines meant we were creating something that felt like each glyph was carved from the land itself. Something natural and formed organically.’
A new membership based online archive was made with graphic designers in mind. The visual search feature supports a serendipitous browse, see instant results as you filter and combine people, firms, disciplines, decades, countries, and formats. I am thrilled as it gives those of us remote to the physical archive unprecedented access to this important collection… become a member today and get beta access later this month.
The design industry is diverse and there is no right or wrong answers. Design Assembly’s Hollie Arnett has kicked off a new series called Ask the Experts – a series of articles bringing you a range of answers to your burning design questions from experienced and diverse design voices. (I was pumped to be included in this first round).
Designer and Artist Maria Monte’s work in illustration and letterforms is tremendous—and fantastic in scope. Excited about her opinions on creativity and craft Nate Burgos interviews Maria for the Design Feast series celebrating remarkable Makers. Maria gives a detailed peek into her world, from her beginnings to getting established to continually improving her illustrating-lettering talents to shaping a creative community—and being shaped by it for the better.
New Zealand’s foremost graphic and visual design community, Design Assembly, celebrates its ten-year anniversary this year. The leap spoke with founder and designer, Louise Kellerman, about how the organisation has grown into a business and a national hub for Kiwi designers.
My family is from the north east of England, I lived and workedthere in my late teens so it holds a special place in my heart. These Northern Types, is ambitious, expansive, and inventive. It consists of 17 small publications, each of which explores a different aspect of what northern identity is, and can be, in the 21st century, and each of which reflects a custom typeface produced for the project.
Loving this project from Jess Cruickshank. The Christmas Calligraphy Drive is an effort to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Through this website, you can order gift tags personalised with names written in beautiful calligraphy. 100% of gift tag sales will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Lovely penmanship, for a great cause, shipping is in Australia only (unfortunately for those of use further afield)!