Graphic designers and type designers need each other (aww!). Our relationship is a powerful force that shapes the typographic landscape. And yet, we never get together. It’s time we talked. Join Elizabeth Carey Smith, June Shin, Lisa Smith, Nina Stössinger, and YuJune Park on March 27th where we’ll be catching up and shedding light on our unique and collaborative process. The speakers will be giving a brief presentation of their creative processes, and will gather around for a panel discussion.
“Letterpress printing involved complex, arcane processes; what used to be a commonplace means of communication is now both craft and art. It is celebrated for what makes it different from today’s digital defaults. The way wood and metal type has to be set and printed presents designer, compositor and printer – now often the same person – with limitations that can also be seen as freedoms.”
Radical ideas for winning customers and making money in a crowded marketplace. Jess McCarty shares a simple way for type designers and font developers to dramatically increase revenue and market reach, all without spending a penny on advertising, marketing or gimmicks. This talk will explain what the most successful techniques for typographic prosperity “look” like in theory and practice.
The Italian influences on American culture are far-reaching and well-documented. Yet, with a few exceptions of some key figures chronicled in Italian and American graphic design histories, the work by Italian graphic designers published in America is less well known. An exhibition curated by Patricia Belen, Greg D'Onofrio, Melania Gazzotti. The exhibition opens Thurs, March 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York
NM types latest project Movement was born as a collaboration with Design Indaba, and draws inspiration from the perfomance of contemporary dance. Movement’s letterforms express the shifting form and weight in a South African dancer, Andile Vellem’s body.
Most of our Alphabettes-related schemes start like this: someone suggests something crazy, logistically nightmarish or technologically complex and instead of doing the sensible thing (taking time to think it through), we forge ahead. So for, Friday, March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day we’re planning a 24-hour Google-Hangout-session and you’re all invited. In 24 hours time I will be taking over the feed from my letterpress studio. Come hang out!
My research driven artist book Stationæry progress will be on display in The state library of Queensland’s white gloves room Tuesday 19th alongside Your House by Olafur Eliasson, and Hearsay by Euan Macleod with Ron McBurnie, and more! My work was conducted as part of the Design Finds initiative and looks at how arts & crafts is critical in both Brisbane's heritage, and future. https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/white-gloves-experience-art-architecture-and-asia-pacific
include their regular sign painting classes with Mike Meyer, alongside gilding workshops with Anne McDonald, Fileteado Porteño with Gustavo Ferrari, and a new collaboration launching this month with Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman that sounds super exciting as they deliver 'From Brush Strokes to Typography', looking at the historical links between signwriting and type design.
One female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for 340 hours of immersive education in type design, lettering, and calligraphy. This scholarship award covers tuition costs for TypeParis19, (June 10th to July 13th, 2019.) a €4600 value. Instructors include Xavier Dupré, Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, and Julie Soudanne.
The Letterheads will be docking in Porto, Portugal 1-4 August! Four days entirely dedicated to panel jams, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, hosted by the city's design school. www.portoletterheads.com