Typography

1 June 2010

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

How we learned to stop worrying about pirates and love type on the Web
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione launched their independent type foundry TypeTogether in 2006. Eye’s Simon Esterson asked Burian about her experiences with Typekit and her views on online typography in general.

30 May 2010

More TYPO Berlin

More TYPO Berlin

robin richmond

Likes and dislikes: part two of Eye’s coverage of the 2010 conference
The fifteenth TYPO Berlin brought together some international heavyweight speakers over three balmy spring days at the Kongressehalle including Jonathan Barnbrook, David Carson, Candy Chang, Jan Chipchase, Fons Hickmann (below), Erik Kessels, Eike König, Joachim Sauter, Carlos Segura and Erik Spiekermann speaking under the banner of ‘Passion’, writes Robin Richmond.

26 May 2010

Typeface, the movie

Typeface, the movie

sally jeffery

New designers test old methods at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Typeface, screened last week at the London College of Communication, is billed by its makers as documenting a convergence of modern design and traditional technique, writes Sally Jeffery.

25 May 2010

Thunderer comes out fighting

Thunderer comes out fighting

simon esterson

Will thetimes.co.uk change our view of what an online newspaper looks like?
The new Times website, thetimes.co.uk launched this morning, writes Simon Esterson. There’s a month to sample it on free trial before it goes behind a £2 per week paywall.

24 May 2010

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

At the mercy of the Twitter critics

robin richmond

Robin Richmond is left wondering what defines value at TYPO Berlin
TYPO Berlin 2010 is Europe’s largest design conference, writes Robin Richmond, with 1500 delegates from eleven countries attending. Proceedings begin a little after 2pm on Thursday, when Erik Spiekermann (below) steps in for the original keynote speaker, Peter Kruse (unable to attend because of illness).

17 May 2010

Visualising prose in all its complexity

Visualising prose in all its complexity

ralph cowling

Each of Stefanie Posavec’s pictures is truly worth a thousand words
By day Stefanie Posavec works as a book sleeve designer for Penguin Books. At night she judges books more deeply than by cover alone, writes Ralph Cowling.

13 May 2010

Say the Word

Say the Word

john l. walters

‘Provocations’ prompt Camberwell students to think about type
Yesterday I spent some time at the Wilson Road annexe of University of the Arts London, Camberwell for the ‘Key Ideas’ discussion forum Word, organised in co-operation between Eye magazine and the college, writes Eye editor John L. Walters.

11 May 2010

Revalue the dollar

Revalue the dollar

the picture department

How art director Herb Lubalin got his illustrator friends to make money
The third issue of Avant-Garde, May 1968, ran an attention-grabbing feature entitled ‘Revaluation of the Dollar: 19 Artists Design a New One-Dollar Bill.’

25 April 2010

New Aussie anthems

New Aussie anthems

the technology department

‘And he leveraged his assets as he sat and liquidated by the billabong’
As part of a project at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, visitors could insert new words into Australia’s national anthems via SMS.

19 April 2010

Formats for books

Formats for books

jane cheng

Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing
The uncut booklet that accompanies Hyphen Press’s ‘Formats for books’ exhibition in Birmingham asks for some fiddling, writes Jane Cheng. Much of the content is hidden inside folds or, when the booklet is flattened, upside down.
 
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