Typography

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 →

Penguin Book Covers

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”. Aldus Manutius the man who invented it died almost 500 years ago and his type is still in use.  Today publishing a manuscript is almost instantaneous, a new best seller can be placed on Amazon and I can buy a copy minutes later.  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.  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.  Between the years 1917-1918, he became the acting director of the Harvard University Press.  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 ‘True Detective’.Read More →

What is the most memorable piece of typography you have come across? “I’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.”Read More →

Experimental Sculptures

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

Town House motel sign

Motel signs are one of my favourite examples of recognisable American vernacular typography. Read More →

A serif all-caps typeface designed in 1989 by Carol Twombly for Adobe, Trajan is based on the letterforms carved into the Trajan’s Column in Rome in AD113. Read More →

Benjamin Sherbow, a copywriter who honed his typographic skills and fervently learned the nuances of type and languageRead More →

Asymmetry can help give some life and power to a typographic arrangement.

The designer has used the idea of a long piece of tape or receipt.  The typography is contrasted against large and small to make it stand out.Read More →

Little is known about the early life of France’s most distinguished type designer Claude Garamond, though he is mentioned as being “at work” in the printing business early in the sixteenth century, Garamond was commissioned by the French monarch, Francis I, to cut a font of Greek letter which later became known as the “Royal Greek Type.” Read More →

Kotaro is a Cancun-based Japanese eatery that specialises in ramen, baos, and gyoza. It expertly integrates classic Japanese elements like finely illustrated cherry blossoms and a love of fine craftsmanship with a decidedly tropical flair appropriate for the Yucatan peninsula.Read More →

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Baobab is a new magazine featuring work from photography students at KABK. The poster was designed as a call for guest editors for the magazine’s third edition.Read More →

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our sleep is one of the more well-documented side effects, with the scenario being described as a “perfect storm of sleep difficulties”. Ikea’s 2020 ad campaign, which emphasised the need of getting enough sleep, is thus suitable.Read More →