Typography

27 August 2016

The ultimate Ultrabold

The ultimate Ultrabold

St Bride’s house magazine is closing after ten eventful years
The news that St Bride Foundation intends to cease publication of Ultrabold is an opportunity to look back on a fruitful ten years, writes Ben Weiner.

16 August 2016

Books received #21 (Type books)

Books received #21 (Type books)

Rian Hughes, Edward Johnston, Script Fonts, a lexicon of terms and the Triumph of Typography
Here are a few typographically themed books worth knowing about  … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

12 August 2016

Reportage lives

Reportage lives

Long reads, big pictures. Newspaper magazines rise to the challenge of telling real stories
This weekend two newspaper magazines step out of their usual structures and remind us what is possible with their formats when you think about content in a different way, writes Simon Esterson.

11 August 2016

Encore for Curtain Call

Encore for Curtain Call

Ron Arad’s Roundhouse installation is an immersive 360-degree cinema for artists’ films
Ron Arad’s Curtain Call is part art installation, part immersive cinema, writes Janet South.

7 August 2016

Broadsheet fiction

Broadsheet fiction

Sunday’s New York Times included a section devised by the magazine team, an ‘ink-and-paper’ product not available in digital form
The New York Times published Sunday 7 August 2016 contained a monochrome newsprint section entirely devoted to a piece of fiction – Colson Whitehead’s ‘There was no other way’.

27 July 2016

Noted #76

Noted #76

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks.

21 June 2016

Typeset in concrete

Typeset in concrete

Visual poetry crashes into the 21st century in all its brutal beauty. Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing)
The original postwar ‘concrete poetry’ movement, with its aspiration to a utopian ‘supranational’ poetry of untranslatable symbolism, was characterised by an emphasis on type in white space: the flat material surface of ‘rigid, non-sensuous’ printed language, writes Jeremy Noel-Tod.

9 June 2016

Bodoni the celebrity

Bodoni the celebrity

Giambattista Bodoni was a pioneer, a polymath and a perfectionist printer. Robert Hanks reviews a new book about the man behind the typeface
Anybody with an interest in typography will have come across the name Bodoni; but the reasons for his fame are more obscure, writes Robert Hanks.

22 May 2016

David King, 1943-2016

David King, 1943-2016

‘It was always my idea to get across complex or difficult subjects to a wider audience. That’s what visual people like us can do.’
British designer, author and archivist David King died on 11 May 2016.

13 May 2016

Noted #75

Noted #75

I Like Birds in Trittau; Mucho’s Tenderloin; Cercle on Costumes and P98a Paper’s Zombies of Berlin
Here is a small selection of graphic design for galleries and museums and magazines that caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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