Designers often talk about serving customer needs but our actual charge is more layered than that. Brian LaRossa on the fear on both sides of a design pitch: https://dogroup.co/2IGHV9V
The Galapagos typeface with its geometric letterforms and swooping descenders is one beloved by designers. Designed by Dinamo and Felix Salut, the typeface was originally developed from a game Felix designed titled the Galapagos Game. Felix’s original incarnation was acquired by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum as a nugget of design history, but now there is an affordable, pocket version.
“I have always been interested in the topic of synesthesia and I wanted to explore typography together with sound” Zheng told Typeroom of her LOOK/HEAR project which explores the relationship between scenes and soundscapes, looking and hearing. “A system of aural and visual signals generates shifting typographic forms and triggers associations about people and environment”.
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.
The design industry is diverse and there is no right or wrong answers. Design Assembly’s Hollie Arnett has kicked off a new series called Ask the Experts – a series of articles bringing you a range of answers to your burning design questions from experienced and diverse design voices. (I was pumped to be included in this first round).
The prolific Penguin designer’s site showcases a portfolio of print design and lettering that is exemplary. This is a fantastic resource of inspiration for us all to up our editorial design, critical thinking and lettering games. David Pearson writes “Jerry’s work has always resonated with me; not simply because of its precise nature but also because Jerry never forgets to have fun. His title-page spreads for the Pelican History of Art series are a perfect example – marrying the rigour of Swiss Modernism with a freedom of expression that is uniquely Jerry’s."
New Zealand’s foremost graphic and visual design community, Design Assembly, celebrates its ten-year anniversary this year. The leap spoke with founder and designer, Louise Kellerman, about how the organisation has grown into a business and a national hub for Kiwi designers.
Design Assembly’s Lana Lopesi profiles the work of self-professed “margin-dwelling graphic designer” Katie Kerr. Who in addition to her commercial design work, has sco-founded the independent publishing house GLORIA. A research led- concern born from a desire to experiment with the full arch of book-making.
A new project initiated by Designers Speak (Up) organised by Katie Kerr, Alice Connew and Catherine Griffiths. The Directory of Women Designers aims to establish a perpetual index of all Aotearoa New Zealand female identifying designers, of all diversities — social, cultural, ethnic. Get involved here