Typography

29 July 2013

From cave to code

From cave to code

Designer Scott W. Santoro writes about the lessons he learned while producing a textbook for graphic design students
My young son once asked, ‘Why are we here?’, writes Scott W. Santoro. When the question was flipped back to him, ‘Why do you think we are here, Ellis?’, he responded, ‘To learn stuff!’

23 July 2013

Riddle of the cube

Riddle of the cube

Established graphic designers struggle with the ‘white cube’ of a gallery space. How can emerging designers explain their work in the crowded environs of a graduate show?
Each year, graduating students of the Visual Communication course at the Royal College of Art are faced with the problem of their final graduate show, writes Jessica Morgan.

19 July 2013

Words in the wool

Words in the wool

In Yorkshire Sculpture Park, artist Alison Cooper has collaborated with graphic designer Robert Hurst to stencil words on sheep
Write to Roam has visitors flocking to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in the north of England, writes Katy Canada. The project, initiated by local artist Alison Cooper in collaboration with Robert Hurst, uses stencils to spray-paint words directly onto the sides of sheep.

17 July 2013

Best in show

Best in show

Design through a typographic lens – a report from the TDC Awards in New York by Doug Clouse
The Type Directors Club annual competition captures a portrait of design in our time through the lens of typography, writes Doug Clouse.

26 June 2013

Sinhala’s voluptuous letters

Sinhala’s voluptuous letters

A collaboration – between Columbo, in Sri Lanka, and Falmouth, in the UK – explores the typographic possibilities of the Sinhalese abugida
The orthography of the Sinhalese, one of the peoples of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka‚ is one of three writing systems that populate the visible culture of the south Asian island nation, writes Timothy Donaldson.

20 June 2013

Memory cells

Memory cells

Twenty graphic artists respond to Hari Kunzru’s post-apocalyptic tale with infographics, reliquaries, type, animation and a playhouse made of rubbish
‘London has been destroyed in fiction … innumerable times,’ said Hari Kunzru at press view for ‘Memory Palace’, just opened at the V&A in London. Kunzru’s specially commissioned text imagines a world in which all information has been erased by a digital holocaust.

11 June 2013

Type in multiple directions

Type in multiple directions

The fifth International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication in Cyprus. Mark Barratt reports
Whatever the headlines say, the streets of Nicosia are still purring with BMWs and SUVs, the designer store windows are lit and the town is mostly clean and free from beggars, writes Mark Barratt.

28 May 2013

New work, new fonts, New Transport

New work, new fonts, New Transport

Henrik Kubel takes the stage for Eye’s forthcoming Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library 
Next week’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London features designer Henrik Kubel talking about his work as a type designer, including his collaboration with Margaret Calvert on New Rail Alphabet and New Transport, and his ongoing partnership with Scott Williams in the design practice A2/SW/HK. Other participants include Ben Terrett and Simon Esterson.

20 May 2013

Tear-off type walls in Berlin

Tear-off type walls in Berlin

The Bauhaus Archive presents a tour of German-language typographic history with ‘On-Type: Texts on Typography’.
They say that an exhibition should never be a book on a wall, but ‘On-Type’ is exactly that. The entire exhibition is made up of many books and texts all over the walls at Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive, writes Jessica Jenkins.

7 May 2013

Letterpress firecracker in Tribeca

Letterpress firecracker in Tribeca

alan kitching, letterpress

Eye magazine presents an evening with typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching in Tribeca on Wednesday
On Wednesday evening there’s an opportunity to see designer and typographer Alan Kitching (of The Typography Workshop) giving a talk at the Skyline Studios in Tribeca.
 
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