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Were you/are you stranded abroad on account of the Icelandic volcanic eruptions?
I'm involved with a collaborative not for profit magazine project to be created by people who were stuck in a foreign land with too much time on their hands.
There will be photography and illustration but I post here in case anyone might be interested in submitting typographic material or accepting typographic assignments to help with features?
If you're interested, please send me a message letting me know where you were stuck, where you were trying to get to and what you're free to do. A link to some of your work would also be appreciated. We'll consider pretty much any styles.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
Can anybody help me out if they know some typography competitions for professionals (or young professionals to be precise). I came across the TDC site, but that competition is closed. Any others?
Typefaces and textual information in general, despite their crucial importance to our culture and development, are often neglected when it comes to visual communication and graphic design. This problem is particularly acute in the Central European, post-communist environment. TypeTalks is a collaborative activity designed to raise awareness of the power of typeface design and typography among both graphic design professionals and students.
Read more at: http://typetalks.com
Our one-day symposium will take place in Brno, Czech Republic in the House of the Lords of Kunštát on 21 June 2010 at 10:12.
The attachment is a poster I designed in 1989 for the music ensemble Icebreaker
I write about design, typography and education on my WordPress Blog:
I've been wondering for a long time about kerning and wonder if anyone can help me out with this specific issue I have, I've tried to illustrate it as clearly as I can.
On the attached image I've tightened the whole word as an example without manually kerning anything. Usually if I wanted to keep it at this general tightness my first instinct would be to match the space between each letter to the space either side of the "o". However, I've always been slightly confused as to what should be correct spacing (in this example) for the letters circled.
A) I assume l's should have more space than anything else so I'd leave it as is.
B) The "s" and "t" are touching here, how much space would I put between those?
C) The "r" and "a" - nearly touching?
I recently started a design blog focussing on typography (at the moment),
I was wondering how do you fellow bloggers attract followers?
Anything I could improve on?
The main purpose of the blog is personal (ie. research and reflection) but it would be great if I could get a lot of followers also- to give opinions, feedback etc...
any advice welcome...
Hello fellow typophiles. Does anyone care to critique this invite I've made for my mother's birthday. It's 210 x 130mm, both sides shown, and I'd like it printed on something like 350gsm uncoated cartridge stock. I looked in foil-blocking, but that's proving too expensive and time-consuming, bearing in mind I need to get these printed ASAP. If anyone knows a way to make it a little special without costing the earth (e.g. metallic pink - that's here favourite colour). Colour used at the moment is Pantone 214, with a tint of its complement which is a process green. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Love the way the digits both lift off of the page and delve into the depths of darkness.
I am rebranding the downtown farmers market in Marquette, MI.
Any feedback on the logo ideation would be greatly appreciated.
I am a London MA Graphic Design student looking for some inspiration and wondered whether anybody could recommend any museums, exhibits or libraries that re-invigorate their love of typography?
LETRA is a creative approach to the Typography world.
After have noticed the gap on this discipline in the city of Madrid (Spain), the Mediodía Chica association got in touch with designers and illustrators who came from different perspectives on this interesting world and offered them to deliver a series of workshops that show their personal approach to typographic creation. Subcoolture give one of these workshops with names like Stereoplastika, Pablo Abad, Luís B and La Galga. The appointment will be a weekend once a month since March to July.
More info here:
It suddenly stuck me one day that English typefaces are so much all over the planet that we at time neglect the (little) lesser yet beautiful ones. In fact, the beautiful scripts that these emerge from open such vast spaces for exploration. It was then decided that I’ll pick up our very own Devanagari, the mother of many Indic languages, a very few of them being Hindi, Marathi and Nepali.
In this entire exploration exercise, I made it a point to do whatever I wanted to on my own terms and conditions. I picked up Devanagari for the same and what followed was an interesting series of revelations.
I am a design student with a love for type and print as well as the challenges of type and web. I am looking for some good places to look for a job.
I'd love to work in book design/layout, but I enjoy all kinds of design. I'll be in NYC and Boston next month and would like to visit some places (I'll send out a little self promo piece prior to arriving). Anyone have any tips of some typographically fantastic design agency places?
If you know of some great places to work, and they aren't in NYC/Boston, please tell as well!
Check out a new blog post from 59amblepath:
I am the Faculty Advisor of the Shakespeare Press Museum, a working printing museum on the campus of Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, California.
We have 18 operating presses and about 400 metal and wood type fonts.
Our never-ending problem is cataloging and indexing our collection of type, some of which is so rare that we don't know what it is, where it came from, or what to call it.
I have been working for several months to develop a method for cataloging the nicks on the type we have, which I plan to use to help identify type that is not distributed correctly, or at all.
Acknowledging the potential weaknesses of the system (different nicks in the same font, for example) I would like to put this out to the Typophile forum for comment.
Consider it as the first of a line of experimental apps for the AppStore:
High-Res (2560x1600) desktop version available at the above url, enjoy!
Check out these gorgeous address numbers! Any idea what they are?
I am looking for suggestions for typefaces with little or no counters, I want to use large type to put images in.
Does anybody know of typographic blogs similar to bibliodyssey.com, lots of imagery from old books and ephemera?
Thanks very much
So as a publications teacher, I obviously think teaching students typography is relevant. I mean, after all, these kids will someday be the ones designing our magazine headlines and advertisements. I thought, heck, this has to be supported in our state standards for technology, right? WRONG. I found these results when I did a general search for typography:
Arizona Department of Education: 0 results
Association of Career and Technical Education: 1 result
Association of Career and Technical Education in Arizona: 0 results
Electronic Journalism Academic Standards: 0 results
Audio/Visual Technology Academic Standards: 0 results
Even in the class where typography SHOULD be relevant, it is not even mentioned!