The technology that allows us to control type on the Web is available. Now designers and foundries have to decide how to use it best.
SpaceCollective’s innovative website, at once lucid and intoxicating, adds substance to techno-hippie optimism. Critique by Rick Poynor
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Eye Education, Steven Heller
Steven Heller on Gail Anderson’s SVA class in typographic animation
John L. Walters
We all work with words, whether we’re writers, bloggers, editors, Tweeters, curators or designers. And…
John L. Walters
From advertising to illustration; posters to badges; fashion shows to pop videos, the design work of Anthony Burrill has become quietly ubiquitous
Fritz Kahn commissioned illustrators to realise his surreal pedagogical vision – mechanical metaphors for the human body.
Fraser Muggeridge has devised a typographic spread exclusively for Eye.
Jon Link, Mick Bunnage
Modern Toss has devised a typographic spread about the perils and pleasures of punctuation – exclusively for Eye.
Oliver Knight, Rory McGrath
As an exercise in cross-Channel translation, OK-RM has devised a typographic spread exclusively for Eye.
‘I have more reasons to make fonts than ever … typeface design is a cumulative process, there are more possible entry points, more references, more inspiration than ever before. As with books, when you engage in reading, it points to more books … you might appreciate the ones you read early on more, because of your new understanding.’
Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes
Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens that excite and intrigue them.
Illustrative typography is rewiring the way we read art, design and communication
Calligraphy, in the hands of artists like Carl Kurtz and Susan Skarsgård, can be abstract, gestural, conceptual, or simply beautiful. It is always surprising.
The legendary Herb Lubalin brought humour, sensuality and a contemporary flourish to complex typographic arrangements.