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.
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
include their regular sign painting classes with Mike Meyer, alongside gilding workshops with Anne McDonald, Fileteado Porteño with Gustavo Ferrari, and a new collaboration launching this month with Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman that sounds super exciting as they deliver 'From Brush Strokes to Typography', looking at the historical links between signwriting and type design.
One female applicant will join fourteen fellow students in the heart of the city for 340 hours of immersive education in type design, lettering, and calligraphy. This scholarship award covers tuition costs for TypeParis19, (June 10th to July 13th, 2019.) a €4600 value. Instructors include Xavier Dupré, Jean François Porchez, Mathieu Réguer, Marc Rouault, and Julie Soudanne.
The Letterheads will be docking in Porto, Portugal 1-4 August! Four days entirely dedicated to panel jams, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, hosted by the city's design school. www.portoletterheads.com
Direct from its New York showing, TDC64 Auckland is the latest exhibition from the world-renowned Type Directors Club competition, showcasing a culturally diverse and exciting range of award-winning work from over 35 countries.
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.
These ‘meets’ are typically closed-doors affairs, but Letterheads Tokyo will provide a rare (and free!) opportunity for the public to glimpse the beautiful work via a free exhibition and opportunity to see the painters in action. At their heart Letterheads events are about nurturing the next generation of sign and lettering artisans through informal opportunities to learn and network. The dedicated website is www.tokyoletterheads.com, and it is available in both English and Japanese.
Quentin Schmerber’s Esad talk on Baskerville in France (and his changing relationship with English typefaces) released as a video capture, its honest, insightful (nerdy!) and delightful - check it out and after the jump note the links on the right to other speakers from the event.