“I think graphic design needs more benevolence, and young type designers need more help to highlight their work and find clients and collaborators. I think they need a digital place where the public can test their work to help them acquire more visibility,” says graphic and type designer Floriane Rousselot, the founder of Typelab. A digital platform, Typelab is a space to do exactly that: showcase the work of young typographers who are unable to sell their fonts through more established and traditional type foundries.
TypeTogether started the Programme as an initiative to help promising typeface design students develop their careers. Dr Gerard Unger, who taught José Scaglione and Veronika Burian and inspired many more generations of young type designers, was an avid supporter of the Incentive Programme from the start.
Chloe Berry is a final year Graphics Student at the Manchester School of Art University. She recently reached out to talk to me about the value of working analogue as part of an assignment she was working on which explored a tension between Analogue and Digital Practice. I asked her to tell me more about her work, creative practice and the Analogue/Digital project for this latest installment of the Student Spotlight.
The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading is a world renowned design school who’s graduates are at the leading edges of type and communication design. Work from the 2018 MATD class is profiled online with a stellar line up of typefaces produced, I was particularly drawn to Mazina by Kevin King (pictured here) and Tania Chacana’s Kuppa
I was particularly taken by New Zealander Luke Hoban’s work who designs websites that not only have form and function, but flair, Luke plays with bold typographic statements - they also feature Typo Talent James Aspley - whose stellar modular work I have profiled previously here and in the musings newsletters
The Ulster University Student (about to graduate) is building an impressive portfolio of work with exacting typographic standards and beautiful print detailing.
Finders Keepers Leaders is Clément Gicquel’s visual interpretation of the Space Race. The publication (a diploma project) explores a clash of legal texts regarding the future of resources; one argues for the pacification of space – while the other urges an international scramble for resources.
Overseen by type designers Göran Söderström and Daniela Juvall, for Stockholm City Museum’s exhibition Östberga, Östberga, which celebrated the eponymous Stockholm neighbourhood. Östberga is divided into two separate areas – ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – both mentally and geographically, the City Museum wanted to stage an exhibition that brought people together, documented histories and inspired pride in the suburb.