Congratulations Teal Triggs and Leslie Atzmon on the publication of The Graphic Design Reader which sets a new standard for research in the field of contemporary Graphic Design. Taking as its starting point an exploration of the way in which theory and practice and canons and anti-canons have operated within the discipline, the reader brings together writings by important international design critics, including Wendy Siuyi Wong, Dick Hebdige, April Greiman, and Victor Margolin.
For Verònica Fuerte, Hey’s founder and creative director, the concept of publishing a book of her studio’s output “wasn’t something I had ever thought about before,” she tells It’s Nice That. Verònica feels that all of the projects the studio have completed in the past 11 years, both the “failures and successes”, are significant for the studio and for people to discover in the book too. “They all had some value, something learnt, however insignificant it seemed at the time.”
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.
Bundle font deals can provide amazing value - lots of foundries and independents offer packages, these often fall into the too-good-to resist category. When you can pick up 39 Fonts (and a bunch of graphic packs) for just $29 its even if there is just one you love you can be confident you are getting great value for that single font with a while lot of extras thrown in for free.
Graphic design has the ability to define our visual landscape, influence culture, and improve products for people but we need to address the issues of politics and prejudice in our profession and start combating them. Design should no longer be defined as a battle between personal style, concept-based design, and objectivity. Erik Carter on the state of and value of our profession
London studio Spin worked with BBC Creative to design an animated and printed poster campaign, for the BBC’s typeface, BBC Reith. Aimed at promoting the typeface and its inherent values among BBC staff, the campaign celebrates Reith’s different qualities in a collection of impactful specimen posters.
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design will be screened in Brisbane on 11 July.
Carolina Scarpetta's work demonstrates a great eye for detail, proportion and layout while straddling both Graphic and Urban design disciplines.