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26 October 2
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Liz Collini Typography

Under - Art, Design, Typography

Some incredible typography by London based artist Liz Collini.

I make different forms of texts using simple but often ambiguous words and phrases, mostly through printmaking and drawing. The written word holds many paradoxes, not least those of absence and presence. There are gaps and overlaps between reading and viewing, text and image, the hand and the machine. I try to create breathing spaces in which we can pause and look back at language. Whole narratives can be compressed into a single word or familiar phrase. The drawings’ resemblance to plans and blueprints reflects the strange provisionality of written language; the things about which we write are always elsewhere. I work only with Times New Roman (the default font) and my own handwriting to minimise questions of typography.

Source: Typetoken

Laura Barnard’s intricate cityscapes

Under - Art, Illustration

Laura Barnard’s work is about intricate cityscapes and patterns, hand-drawn typography, and often with a few hapless characters thrown in for good measures. Based in the UK, Laura Barnard has worked for a variety of clients from bigwigs like HP and Ted Baker to small local charities.

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Andrew Byrom – If h is a chair

Under - Design, Inspiration, Typography


Andrew Byrom, a graphic and type designer, talks about the typography he sees in everyday objects. Andrew is on Faculty at Cal State Long Beach and teaches a design class at UCLA Extension.

21 September Share your
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Graphic design can change your life

Under - Design, Inspiration, Typography

Uncover handy analogies to music, the rhythm of spaces and the silence between characters with Erik Spiekermann who is talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces, Graphic Design and it’s impact on everyday life.

17 May 1
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LetterMpress: A virtual letterpress for iPad

Under - Design, Technology, Typography

This is one of those exciting apps that you’d love to have as a designer. It allows you to experience the art and craft of letterpress printing on the iPad.


LetterMpress

The LetterMpress project has already generated well over required amount of funding on Kickstarter.com to acquire collections of authentic wood type and vintage “cuts” to add to their library.

LetterMpress will be a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints. The design process is the same as the letterpress process—you place and arrange type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type, and print. You will be able to create unlimited designs, with multiple colors, using authentic vintage wood type and art cuts. And you can print your design directly from LetterMpress or save it as an image for import it into other applications.

So why bother re-creating what’s considered to be an obsolete process for the new technology of the iPad?

Actually, a letterpress and an iPad operate similarly when it comes to manipulating objects in a composition. Just like placing blocks of wood type on a surface, you drag the type images across the iPad, and then move them around to create your design. This is why the iPad would make an ideal platform for people to experience the creative aspects of letterpress and typography.

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