Type designer and lecturer Barry Spencer has put together his first solo exhibition focusing on his unique, experimental and speculative approach to design and typographic practice called Type. Grid. Play. which will run from 03–28 June 2019 at LCI Melbourne.
Ever since 2010, The Print Project "has been raising hell and the dead with its distinctive high quality letterpress printing from its base in the small northern town of Shipley. From posters that will poke you in the eye to finely crafted pieces of print that will knock your teeth out, the Yorkshire based outfit exclusively uses 500 year old printing technology killed off by commercial interests and given the kiss of life by our resident print maniacs" notes the website of TPP.
In awe of the powerful work included in the Present Tense: Wāhine Toi Aotearoa initiative, my submission was 'Reform Required’ calling for us to all do better, & to stop placing people in rigid silos of gender, faith and ethnicity to create space for everyone to succeed.
View online or RAMP Gallery, Kirikiriroa, April 30 – May 24, 2019
Thanks to Catherine Griffiths, Alice Connew & Katie Kerr for their sweat equity and intelligence propelling #designersspeak(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.”
Designworks undertook a studio project Pepeha.nz – a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori. ‘The Pepeha typeface is reminiscent of the land, the culture, the people and generations that have gone before us, both modern and timeless. Limiting the use of straight lines meant we were creating something that felt like each glyph was carved from the land itself. Something natural and formed organically.’
For Printed Pages Autumn/Winter 2018 issue, the it’s nice that team, with help from Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe, look at how in only 14 years, the Bauhaus pioneered a spirit which still rings true today. Available in three colours the cover displays 42 of the 600 glyphs Sascha and his team have created while designing their new identity for the Bauhaus Archive. “We took heritage and adapted it to today without losing the history,”
Crushing on this painting by Alphabette Jillian Adel, who in addition to her original artworks, patches, prints and totes, has a new lettering offer in development where she will paint quotes and lyrics on commission. Buy direct from witchsy or use the contact button to chat with Jillian about something custom!