Typography

15 September 2016

Books received #22 (EDA special)

Books received #22 (EDA special)

Oldřich Hlavsa, Fairy Tales, FBA: O design gráfico como prática de clarificação, Carved Names and El Protectorado español en Marruecos  
The 2016 European Design Awards drew submissions from all across Europe – Poland, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and beyond (including the United Kingdom).

7 September 2016

Noted #77

Noted #77

Beer cans, Dutch Alphabets, the Global Synthesizer Project, An Anthology of Decorated Papers and Chanced Arm no. 2
Here are a few things – beer cans, books, a sound installation and a magazine – that caught our attention in recent weeks.

2 September 2016

Optimistic tales and theories

Optimistic tales and theories

The ICON illustration conference in Texas had both practical pizzazz and academic depth. Roderick Mills, one of the speakers, reports
‘Tall Tales’, the ninth edition of the biennial ICON illustration conference was held in Austin, Texas last month, writes Roderick Mills.

27 August 2016

The ultimate Ultrabold

The ultimate Ultrabold

After ten eventful years, St Bride’s house magazine is on pause
The news that St Bride Foundation intends to cease publication of Ultrabold in its present form for the forseeable future 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.
 
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