typography

Call for Entries
Type Matters: The Artistry of Bookbinding and Letterforms
Exhibit Dates: November 15, 2012 through January 6, 2013
Deadline to Submit Portfolio: June 25, 2012

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New Blogg on Typography

Check out my brand new blogg incl: Baby Teeth, Swedish handwriting reform and Black Letters. Sometimes in english sometimes in Swedish.

I have started to design some typographic posters that are designed in the same style as the popular "Here's to the crazy ones..." poster. I am looking for pointers and design tips when it comes to making a typographic poster with many different fonts and typefaces. What are some basic things I should know when it comes to designing for print? I have designed many different things for online work but this will be my first venture into the world of print.

Any tips or suggestions will be appreciated!

I am going to start an internet business that sells and designs posters and t-shirts that display American ideals. The designs will focus on the concepts of liberty and freedom (which is why I chose a torch). I wanted to keep the logo simple yet interesting. Let me know what you think of what I've done so far. Also, let me know if the typeface is a good one to use. I was thinking about using an older, American Revolution era typeface but this one was more bold and fresh. The other older font types didn't give of a powerful, inspiring feel. Be brutally honest; I want my logo to be the best it can be.

Target Market:
Liberty loving 18-45 year olds

New article:

Bayer, M. Sommer, S. and Schacht, A. (2012). Font size matters—Emotion and attention in cortical responses to written words. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36042. 1–6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036042

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Hi Everyone, this is my first post on the board.

I am an MA student from Belfast NI, and am currently working on a new website with a focus on typography, design, and typography on the web. As a welcome to everyone I am doing a series of typography wallpapers each month, these are beautiful professional photos so hope you guys enjoy them and check out the site.

First in the series — Wallpaper Series No.1
Available in B&W and Colour

Any feedback on the site also is much appreciated, content suggestions is also welcome.

Thanks,

Rory
@justmyty_pe

Hi,

I am looking for suggestions for expert, active type designers that have experience with Cyrillic. i.e., who are the best ones that currently accept commissions (based anywhere)? Preferably with experience creating typefaces for editorial contexts (magazine, newspaper).

I know Gerard Unger has some of his typefaces in Cyrillic and that Monotype does commissioned work. Any other names and thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank in advance for suggestions...

MB

Illustration: Making Pictures

St Bride are hosting a one day conference on Illustration on the 19 June 2012. Come along if you want to see something a bit different... speakers include Linzie Hunter and Ben Flynn (Eine) who create their own iconic hand lettered work. Other speakers include John Lawrence, Kai and Sunny, Nic Rawling, Peter Schrank, Helen Stephens – more to be announced shortly.

The multi-disciplinary design studio, Kapitza will be joining us at St Bride to talk about their working processes and inspirations. They will discuss their profound fascination with fonts and where ideas for these are found and how they are subsequently pursued, developed and refined. Their extensive Geometric and Organic collections, for example, have been realised as published books that illustrate and explore the diversity of the font collection.

They will also share with us their experiences of the ins and outs of self-publishing, the creation of pattern fonts, how to start a font foundry, designing an app, book design and working with a worldwide audience.

Yep, I love me some shapes! FormNation
I am getting into fonts and typography more and more.

hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!

Evan

Hi,
I am new here and have been motivated to join to ask for advice about managing designers. I have just began to be 'lead designer' in charge of critiquing other designers work in our studio. It has made me realize that although I have 'an eye for typography' being able identify and verbalize what needs 'fixing' is a whole new ball game.
I find myself holding back and not wanting to offend or seem like a nag by seeking perfection. I am at the point where I feel a simple list of 'rules' would be good to pin on the wall - to allow designers to do a little self assessment.
Most of the 'fixing up' that needs doing usually revolves around layout, proximity, white space (lack of), and type sizing.
Any suggestions?

Does anyone know the font name of the body copy of Gene Simmons/ Shannon Tweed's wedding invitation?

"Saturday, the first of October
Two thousand eleven
Half-past five in the evening
The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California"

Thank you so so much in advance!! :)

http://www.hilaryshepherd.com/rantsnraves/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/gen...

Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.

A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?

Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.

EDITION LIDU search for author’s books, graphic books, art comic strips, illustrated short stories, photo books, hand-printed books and other original book forms which haven’t been published yet or has been self-published in limited edition.

The Call for Entries is open to established and emerging ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS and TYPOGRAPHERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WRITERS, ART and DESIGN STUDENTS.

Deadline for Submissions: 16 March 2012

Submit your project here:
http://www.editionlidu.com/artbookswanted/

Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.

Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.

Celebrating tomorrow's typographic stars

The International Society of Typographic Designers [ISTD] hosted its annual Student Assessment awards evening at the Design Museum, London on Friday 17 June.

The museum provided an appropriate setting to introduce this year's cohort of elite graphic design students from the UK and Europe to their new-found professional qualification, including a private viewing of the acclaimed exhibition 'Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey'.

This is a friendly reminder.

The early bird discount for submitting your type designs to the Letter.2 competition ends on June 20. Only 12 days to go.
Visit www.letter2.org to find out more about the competition rules and register to submit your entries.

About Letter.2
Letter.2 aims to provide a wide-angled snapshot of the state of typeface design around the globe ten years after the 2001 competition, and to promote typographic excellence and best professional practices. It also intends to raise awareness about the role of typography at encouraging and maintaining cultural diversity.

i am currently designing a logo/ID for myself. i already have a base of a logo under a different name but i wanted to try something insorporating my name.

i have been trying for weeks to create a ambigram piece that i like, but have not yet come up with something i have grown fond of. i have experimented with different fonts but all i seem to be doing is creating more things that im not too keen on.

i was hoping someone could help me to create something that is fluid and easy to work out, yet still have a sense of modern design. i am willing to use and fonts/styles.

i'll start with a blue peter moment, here is one i made earlier:

ps. the name i am using is LOWE.

What about new blood in German typography?
How do students deal with typography?
What do the studies of typography in Germany and abroad look like?

The two-days symposium will take place this year at the University of Arts in Poznań (Poland) on 18–19 June 2011. The theme of our conferences is type and typography. That is not going to change any time soon. This year we aim to accentuate the social aspect of the symposium. In the end, the word symposium refers to drinking party or convivial discussions held in ancient Greece. The two days will include exhibitions, an evening full of short type presentations (aka TypeShorts), party, and of course a day full of excellent lectures.

http://typetalks.org

The super-low-cost early-bird registration is over in just one week! The registration ends on 6 June unless we run out of space earlier.

Hey Guys,

I'm a third year Graphic Design student and i am constructing an imaginary seminary for one of my papers.

I am looking for interesting Spatial Typographers as ideas for speakers, I have a few chosen but i would really like to find some tattoo artists that specialize in type, as i am looking into the personal aspect contrasting corporate identities.

Can anyone help me out with some suggestions?

Thanks! :)

Hello, I always wondering what books inspired you to be a typographer or type designer. If you guys could share 5 books that inspired you the most, I would be very appreciate.

Thank you

The international experience will inform the participants about type design and typography and about Dutch design in general.

The V I D E Summer Design Experience 2011 (15.08 until 28.08) will be prepared with the greatest care and will be guided by Donald Roos, graphic- and type designer from Amsterdam in cooperation with his colleague Jacques Le Bailly. They both studied graphic design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Donald teached at art academies in Rotterdam, The Hague and Tilburg and Jacques teached at the art academy in Rotterdam and was recently lecturer in Breda.

Several designers are invited to give short workshops and presentations during the VIDE Summer Design Experiences 2011. Also city-design-trips will be part of the two weeks Experience.

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