Typography

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If you have ever read an old newspaper (early nineteenth century) and you look carefully at the old broadsheets.ย  You will notice that words are capitalised here and there and that the rules of capitalisation, some of which you will learn shortly, seem nonexistent.Read More →

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The DIY style was one of the novelties that British punk introduced in the 1970s. There were hundreds of these fanzines, the most well-known of which being Sniff in ‘Glue. i-D, published by the art director Terry Jones, evolved from a fanzine into a publishing success.Read More →

Ikko Tanaka was a Leading Graphic Designer in Japan. He had an enormous impact on the post-war visual culture in Japan.Read More →

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The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional design organisation. Members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding and identity. The objective of the organisation is to be the standard bearer of professional ethics and practice in the design profession. TRead More →

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Typography is one of design’s most delightful frontiers, a strange medley of timeless rituals and timely transformation in the face of technical progress, whether you’re a serious artist, a recreational type-nerd, or a casual lover of the fine letterform you will enjoy this selection of books.Read More →

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Less dramatic accomplishments and contributions to the culture of modern civilisation by artists, artisans and designers have been but little publicised. It was in 1937 that a mild-mannered, quiet and kindly man was recognised as a real genius – Frederic W. Goudy, one of the most famous type designers in the world!Read More →

Early studies for Metroblack, the first full typeface designed by Dwiggins.

Dwiggins was known for his “Metro” series of typefaces, the first designed specifically for newspaper headlines. He produced that in 1929 when he won the gold medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.Read More →

William Caxton learned about the mystery of printing in the Low Countries, and it was in Bruges that he translated a French work, ” The Tales of Troy, ” through his printing press.Read More →

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This sofa is designed in a so-called minimalist style that is basic and unadorned. Throughout the late 1980s, this emergent style had a significant impact on design in Europe. The sofa in question results from a significant collaboration between a talented young designer and a manufacturer committed to promoting new design.Read More →

Universal Typeface - Herbert Bayer

The universal typeface, 1925, was a geometric alphabet based on bar and circle and was designed by Herbert Bayer (1900) to function efficiently in a technological society. Bayer rejected the “archaic and complicated gothic alphabet” which lingered in the most scientifically advanced society of its time, Germany of the first world war period and the postwar era. Read More →

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The type in which this sentence is written is called “italic”.ย Aldus Manutius theย man who invented it died almost 500 years ago and his type is still in use.ย  Today publishing a manuscript is almost instantaneous, a new best seller can be placed on Amazon and I can buy a copy minutes later.ย  To look at the books which came off the Venitian presses of Aldus Manutius is a strange experience.Read More →

It helps to have an appropriate language to talk about typography.ย  The following is a glossary of some of the words and their definitions that are used to described typography.Read More →

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Dwiggins was born in Martinsville, Ohio in 1880, he had studied East in Chicago, and then he moved to Boston. ย Between the years 1917-1918, he became the acting director of the Harvard University Press. ย He also worked for the Yale Universty Press, designing jackets, endpapers, bindings and posters.Read More →

Motion Design: True Detective 3 Opening Title

We are featuring a collaborative work from Mill+ and Antibody with Nic Pizzolato to create the opening title sequence for the long-awaited third season of HBO’s โ€˜True Detectiveโ€™.Read More →

What is the most memorable piece of typography you have come across? โ€œIโ€™ll go for Typographic Process, Nr. 4 Typographic Signs designed by Wolfgang Weingart in 1971 because it was one of the first designs with typography as the main element and the one that inspired me the most.โ€Read More →

Experimental Sculptures

If you follow artist Aaron De La Cruz on IG you know heโ€™s been experimenting with sculptural takes on his signature shapes for some time now. Two editions are currently available via his web shop โ€“ A Perfect Day & A Perfect Night .Read More →