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.
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.”
Inspired by provocative language that has stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine. This New york based creative studio aims to create book & poetry inspired art and thoughtfully designed gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects. Beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.
Iconic advertising executive Erik Kessels wants you to make more mistakes. “It’s easy to be frustrated about how things happened in the past, but the future is a clean slate.”
I spoke with Matthieu about the typographic innovation coming out of France, His innovative new comic-esque type specimen, the foundries latest release and future trajectory.
Most of our Alphabettes-related schemes start like this: someone suggests something crazy, logistically nightmarish or technologically complex and instead of doing the sensible thing (taking time to think it through), we forge ahead. So for, Friday, March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day we’re planning a 24-hour Google-Hangout-session and you’re all invited. In 24 hours time I will be taking over the feed from my letterpress studio. Come hang out!
My research driven artist book Stationæry progress will be on display in The state library of Queensland’s white gloves room Tuesday 19th alongside Your House by Olafur Eliasson, and Hearsay by Euan Macleod with Ron McBurnie, and more! My work was conducted as part of the Design Finds initiative and looks at how arts & crafts is critical in both Brisbane's heritage, and future. https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/white-gloves-experience-art-architecture-and-asia-pacific
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
“Feck” is the creative tool kit that you need in your life. It is about living and creating freely, without the stress of others expectations or even your own thoughts about being perfect. 80 short chapters of inspiration and thoughtful practices. "Victore believes that normalcy is barbed wire to the human spirit. And questions are the wire cutters. This book is a subversive tool for consciousness raising from a curmudgeonly mystic who doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks, but who is passionately in love with the world."