NM types latest project Movement was born as a collaboration with Design Indaba, and draws inspiration from the perfomance of contemporary dance. Movement’s letterforms express the shifting form and weight in a South African dancer, Andile Vellem’s body.
Formist produced a visceral account of the 1641 posters that championed typographic experimentation, risk and play. Curated by Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika was a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a public space. Over a five year period, a modest poster board hung in a Minneapolis neighborhood became a barometer for experimental typographic practice within the global design community.
Phase features a new typeface by the designer which can react to either a manual slider or sound, with web development by Florian Zia. Depending on your choice of typographic manipulation, characteristics of Elias’ typeface will grow thicker or thinner, morphing from the readable into the decorative, or vice versa.
The question of when a typeface or lettering crosses the line from being expressive and conceptual into simply becoming illegible has long been debated in the field of design. Should type always be considered a tool for clear communication, or can it take on symbolism of its own, acting as an image would? For Paris and Lausanne-based graphic designer Eliott Grunewald, an investigation of the latter forms the basis of his experimental portfolio.
This is Daves interpretation on the classic bell bottom script genre. Funkford started as a lettering commission for NYMag, and after 9 months of thinking, sketching, drawing and redrawing, Dave is ready to share it with us all - I just purchased this fab face and am excited to try it out. Buy it - Support Dave and the development of fun new future fonts!
Hansje van Halem is a graphic designer who works with type. She blurs the boundaries between type and image, between foreground and background, often creating seductive patterns that only reveal their texts only when viewed from the distance, making the reader work hard to decode their message. Her typeface Wind is a dynamic piece of design. Hansje collaborated with Thom Janssen to make a variable full circle rotation of the elements
I bought a copy of Um Poema Errante / A Wandering Poem, late last year and have been keen to interview Angharad Hengyu Owen (the designer) and Christian Marques (poet) since, as it is breathtakingly beautiful and brave in it's experimentation. Its Nice that beat me to it publishing a profile on the collaboration and resulting book.