Graphic artist Anthony Burrill has created two works for the inaugural Harewood House Biennial, a six metre-high tower and an installation for the entrance hall of the manor house in Yorkshire. Bringing together traditional letterpress typefaces and modern-day craft techniques, Burrill’s ‘visual puzzles’ take inspiration from the geometry and symmetry of the 18th century Leeds building, confronting people’s perceptions about whether historic houses should remain pristine or be challenged by contemporary ideas.
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.”
Sophie Elinor Brown was the latest speaker announced for the 2019 conference - I have waxed lyrical about her many talents here before. In this interview she discusses how she accidentally stumbled across typography, her process and passions. Learn more (and grab a ticket to hear Soph speak!) here.
It is a huge honor to have my work exhibited alongside those I admire! I would have loved to be there to see the show in person - by all accounts (Yes I have been obsessively following on twitter!) BDF 2019 sounds like an epic event and I look forward to checking it out in person some day.
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
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