Typegeist (from the Type Directors club) tells the stories of the letters that give form to the narratives of our time. With an amazing editorial team and stellar writers. Issue 01 of this fantastic online publication is entitled Decentralizing Type: Reports on what has changed and what needs to change
Type designer and typographer, Freda Sack, joined Letraset in the 1970s and worked in its Type Studio. While there she perfected the art of cutting master letterforms from Rubylith using tools that she made and customised herself. Adrian Shaughnessy talked to her about her fascinating career. In this series profiling Unit Editions Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution
Zero is a digital and physical publication realised by Dagnė Petraityė, Inês Silva and Nathalie De Vallière of Central Saint Martins. The three creatives noticed that the publications that inspired them, relied on “traditional analogue techniques” by clinging to the archaic notion of print, and failing to interact with the internet – Zero aims to change this.
Richard Ardagh of New North Press just released Forme a new letterpress publication, typographically exploring science’s explanations of the world around us by committing ink to paper. Issue 01: Untruth available now ‘Untruth’ looks at how we navigate a world riddled with misinformation and fake news.
Rough Trade has announced a new publishing venture (designed by Craig Oldham). Launching with 12 Editions, bringing together “the very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers producing work relating to their relationship with the counter-culture,”
Profiling New York Times Magazine design director Gail Bichler, ‘yields breathtaking results from its use of typography, photography and a dizzying stream of innovations,’ Eye 96 also features ‘Anatomy of a magazine’, illustrated by Jason Ford, eight writers examine some of the key elements that make a magazine a magazine – cover, contents, features, reviews, adverts and so on. Eye before you buy here
Mary Ryan Karnes profiles this notable book designer for spine, an interesting 2-part conversation about iteration, and imitation in design. They discuss how Amanda conveys the book’s message without being too literal or too abstract? Simple, Weiss tells us: calculated imitation is key. We must know what to emulate and what to avoid.
More great content on what makes a book cover successful… In this insightful article ten book designers discuss their rejected designs.