Typography

19 November 2009

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

john l. walters

Breathing life into the dying embers of letterpress … to light graphic fireworks
The great thing about spoken tributes, when they’re done well, is that they give the speakers a chance to say nice things they would never say face to face, writes John L. Walters.

18 November 2009

Bigger is better

Bigger is better

sara martin

Paula Scher relates ‘A series of strange circumstances’ for her D&AD talk
Paula Scher started her talk in London last week with examples of her work from her first job at CBS records, where she had to design more than a hundred LP covers a year, writes Sara Martin.

4 November 2009

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

simon esterson

St Bride hails the ‘non-designer’ who’s an unsung hero of British Modernism
The most exciting graphic design exhibition I’ve seen in London recently is at the St Bride Library, writes Simon Esterson. But its subject would never have admitted to being a designer.

15 October 2009

Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

rick poynor

The 'graphic designer's painter' delivers a London treat
Ed Ruscha is the designer’s painter, bar none, writes Rick Poynor. He studied graphic design and typography alongside fine art, winning first prize in graphic design at the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and spending six months learning to hand-set type. As a painter, words were his subject matter right from the start.

14 October 2009

Soft sell

Soft sell

jessica jenkins

The cheerful, oversized, rounded fonts of caring, sharing Britain
In the early nineties I fled mean Thatcher’s Britain for Berlin, writes Jessica Jenkins. About seventeen years later than planned, I have just returned to London and am greeted by a considerable pile of post.

7 October 2009

It’s an Issuu

It’s an Issuu

the marketing department

Another way to get an idea of the real, printed, physical Eye before you buy
   

28 September 2009

The plight of Tibet – in typography

The plight of Tibet – in typography

the pro bono department

Interview with DAHRA’s Rishi Sodha about 3 Minutes
3 minutes is an elaborate graphic design project, a black slipcase containing eleven sixteen-page booklets (above). And it’s in aid of a good cause, the Tibet Relief Fund. The content – ten moving, often shocking interviews that shed light on ‘the issues faced by the people of Tibet’ – is intended to make us stop and think about the situation, and maybe do something about it.

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

16 September 2009

Act local, think stencil

Act local, think stencil

anthony burrill

Anthony Burrill’s Timeless screenprints for Experimenta in Lisbon
I was invited to take part in Timeless, writes Anthony Burrill, the British Council's exhibition, and part of the Experimenta Festival in Lisbon, which opened last Wednesday and continues until 8 November 2009.

11 September 2009

Birth of the Modern

Birth of the Modern

Kemistry Gallery pays tribute to Herbert Spencer’s Typographica
What unites 1960s Modernist graphic designers, the editors of Wallpaper* magazine and Hoxton bloggers? Last night it was the opening of the exhibition at Kemistry about Herbert Spencer’s pioneering magazine Typographica.
 
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