Letterform Archive is a critical cornerstone of our community. They urgently need a new home. and are asking for our support to make it a reality. “In so many ways, we are near or beyond capacity. When we imagine the Archive of the future, we imagine a place worthy of the history we hold. We see a purpose-built, contiguous space for classes, tours, collections, and staff. We dream of a larger venue for events, where more of our community can gather. We picture a dedicated gallery for exhibits. We long for accessibility to public transit. Most of all, we need room to grow.”
The bold identity celebrates the rich character of Digbeth, an area that has been a place for manufacturing since the Middle Ages and played a key role during Birmingham’s industrial revolution.
In this video they profile Briefcase Type… a foundry offering a wide range of unique and original Czech fonts by authors, who may not wish to set up their own type foundry. It profiles itself as an independent type foundry. Briefcase digitizes original font designs, offer fonts by young authors and help publish older, previously unreleased fonts. The project is a logical extension of the Suitcase Type Foundry.
“Typefaces speak of where culture is, its priorities and aspirations,” says the Wellington-based Klim Type Foundry. Jess Sowersby tells its nice that about the unique design scene in New Zealand and the pros and cons of its cultural landscape. She remarks on the importance of design in reflecting the collective expression of a country and as a result, how Klim is creating work like no one else in any part of the world.
Formist produced a visceral account of the 1641 posters that championed typographic experimentation, risk and play. Curated by Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika was a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a public space. Over a five year period, a modest poster board hung in a Minneapolis neighborhood became a barometer for experimental typographic practice within the global design community.
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.’
If you ever wondered what it means to focus solely on one thing and do it at your very best (or if you like me you are a Craig Black fan) or you’re finding your way with your freelance hustle this episode of the adventures in creative fields podcast is for you! From professional footballer to designing the UEFA typeface Craig's journey is a story of hardship and achievements that culminates with him heading straight back from London to the small town of Gourock in Inverclyde where he services world class clients.
These street name signs 'hide in plain sight' they are read daily for navigation as visual wayfinding anchors but not often seen. Especially by locals, Allistair’s project is about looking at these signs critically to understand where they have come from and what narrative they may tell of his city.
After a stint living in NZ Anastasia immerssed herself in the avian world, her main interest was capturing the beautiful colour combinations our native birds, she wanted to represent them in a unique way: without any reference to their size, shapes or voices, celebrating their distinctive palettes in the form of a book.
Husar by Jorge Morales is a text and display serif type family inspired by the rebellion and diplomacy that framed the events in Latin America during the first half of the XIX century, also known as the period of independence. I LOVE the unique form and shifting weight in this delightful face and think it is exceptional value at only $10 (US)