One of my favourite designers Luke Tonge talks about the freelancing life, helping others and co-founding Birmingham Design Festival. He is an inspiration, lovely dude and has abundant creative energy… this interview is a fantastic insight to how he does so much - so well, and what to expect from the 2019 Brumfest line up.
Martina Flor and Giuseppe Salerno’s epic letteringvscalligraphy.com is back online. I adore this project and its great the pieces are available online for lettering and calligraphy lovers to appreciate all over again. “The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches where they draw/write a letter or a word responding to a keyword given by a moderator.”
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
You can subscribe for occasional interviews with women* designers, news about the community and showcases of contemporary poster design. First up is Colombian designer Juliana Arboleda. Sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/2936e0c2f5b4/posterwomenletter
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.
These ‘meets’ are typically closed-doors affairs, but Letterheads Tokyo will provide a rare (and free!) opportunity for the public to glimpse the beautiful work via a free exhibition and opportunity to see the painters in action. At their heart Letterheads events are about nurturing the next generation of sign and lettering artisans through informal opportunities to learn and network. The dedicated website is www.tokyoletterheads.com, and it is available in both English and Japanese.
Join the world-class type designers and typographers from around the world for a packed day of presentations and discussions. This is a two-way conference, a forum where not only you can learn from the speakers, but where the speakers also hope to learn about your experience with using or licensing type, the challenges you face, and ideas you may have.
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!