Brett Piva the sign painting legend and creative master behind Newcastle’s Make it Made it event has announced the dates for the 2019 conference to be hosted at the incredible Newcastle Conservatorium. Lock this date in your schedule and look out for the Earliest of Early Bird discounted tickets next week!
Fontsmith type design director Phil Garnham recently worked with students at Middlesex University to design brand-new typefaces inspired by 'The Future Starts Here' exhibition at the V&A. I particularly loved Antenna by Iveta Rihova. ‘The font is created out of fluid, organic, free form lines, representing tree ring pattern as well as signal transmission. Whispering trees converted into letterforms with abstract approach shall bring the world of nature and technology together.’
Amsterdam-based artist and illustrator Karan Singh and New York-based graphic designer Zuzanna Rogatty, explored the bonfire night, where fireworks are lit and crowds gather to marvel. Prior to the project, Karan had been drawn to Zuzanna’s work for its forms “so full of character”, particularly within her typographic work where the designer transforms any old letterform into a fluid, bold vector of wonder. With Zuzanna an equal fan of Karan’s brightly composed patterned work, the pair set to work.
Created for developers by developers TYPO Labs aims to connect font engineers with developers and exchange best practices, advance the state of the art and encourage the integration of new type technologies into future digital communications. The events identity makes use of a variable type system and was designed by Bernd Volmer and Olli Meier.
Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 in 2018. To commemorate his life and legacy, an international touring exhibition has opened in Melbourne. Wayne Thompson (of ATF) was commissioned to create a typeface based on his handwriting, for use in the exhibition and promotional materials
Letterer Kate Pullen’s “The A to Z of Things I’ve Pulled Out of My Dog’s Mouth” combines type, art and dogs three of my favourite things! Three years after adopting her staffy Vinnie kate writes “we find ourselves in the midst of this A to Z, from the somewhat expected, to the slightly peculiar and the downright disgusting." All humans and dogs welcome, at the shows opening 17 November, 12-3pm at Lamington Drive, Collingwood
For most of us, story books are our first introduction to reading and letter recognition. For a lucky few, it’s a gateway to loving type. in this event (part of the Letterform Lecture series, co-presented by Type@Cooper West and the San Francisco Public Library), Kate will explore how type can be used for good and evil in the rich world of children’s books.
Ten years ago, Lynette Shum at the National Library received a call from the Wai Shing market garden in Pukekohe. Their shed was falling down, and inside that shed was a metric tonne of metal letters and characters, overflowing from wooden printing trays. It turned out to be New Zealand’s only surviving set of printing type in the Chinese language, once used to print the New Zealand Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal (僑農月刊, published 1949-72).