typography

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.

This is my business card. It has all I think a good business card should have: basic contact info and some creativity, all of that in a white, one sided card with black text. The creativity is up to the reference for my name's correct pronunciation, inspired by language dictionaries, since I don't know many people who can correctly say this funky german names...

im Indonesian.Im not rich and im not poor (im ordinary).

I love typography a lot. I want to learn typography much more. I want to go to university and there is no specific typography university in Indonesia even in Asia. But, it seems so hard to find the proper university that provide scholarship. I prefer to go to Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Aus, and Other countries (except England and Japan -- coz the currency with IDR is extremely yaa.. you know)

I want your suggestion please... and please keep sharing if your are the one who studies in typography institute. All about typography institute in that mentioned countries.

Additional: What is the best Typography institute?

Thanks.
regard
Gunarta :)

Does any one have a good Arabic translation to Typography?

Hello Everyone!

Im currently looking for artists and type lovers to help fill the pages of "Type I Find".

•Check out the site.
•Submit Some work.
•"like" it on Facebook.

and spread the word to other type lovers!!!

www.typeifind.com

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Type I Find

Hello Everyone!

Im currently looking for artists and type lovers to help fill the pages of "Type I Find".

•Check out the site.
•Submit Some work.
•"like" it on Facebook.

and spread the word to other type lovers!!!

I've found several lists online and on typophile of typography/design books, however a lot of them seem to be picture books with little foundation…

Here's my list of books I consider essential - anyone have any more?

Joseph Muller Brockmann - Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Jan Tschichold - The New Typography

Norman Potter - What is a Designer?

Emil Ruder – Typography

Robert Bringhurst - Elements of Typographic Style

Notable mention to
Willi Kunz – Typography:Formation + Transformation
(Just a stunning book)

Greetings,

I am trying to find some typefaces which complement a blackletter
font I am using for an Oktoberfest logo I created. Not sure which
blackletter I will end up using. I know there are some sans serifs
which may work, but what about serifs? Suggestions would be great!

Hi all,

I am reworking a logo I created for a local Oktoberfest celebration
and I have to choose new fonts. I am using a blackletter face but
for the other subheader text, I need to pair the blackletter with
something which complements or contrasts it and not sure outside
of a geometric typeface what will work with the blackletter. I have
yet to choose which blackletter typeface I will use. Right now,
the client needs to have several choices.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Bonnie

I am working on an article about how to explain to clients why fonts and typography matter.

I have amassed a good array of facts, arguments and analogies over the years (though I always welcome more). What I’m really looking for are some good anecdotes about clients questioning the value of typography and fonts, and the dialogue you had with them. Is this a frequent or perennial problem for you?

To be quoted in the article it would be helpful for me to have your real name, and where you are based.

Regards,

T

Hello typophiles! :D I'm setting up a project in my very first typography course. It's also the first one where we really learn about the elements of design like repetition and contrast and such. Oh, and also about Gestalt! But yes, I'd just like some general feedback on the font choice and the layout and such. I'd very much appreciate it! I, of course, still have a lot to learn. So it'd be great to hear from all you experts, that way I can be more knowledgeable. I've been looking into the books in the resource section, and definitely intend on reading into them. Right now I'm reading the Universal Principles of Design, and it's great.

Okay, so I have a slight issue with rambling. This will be my last sentence. Alright, maybe just one more.

Linky:

Hello Everybody, I was hoping to get some help and maybe get pointed in some good directions as I start applying for internships for the summer. I'm currently a Junior at Iowa State University for Graphic Design and I've spent a large amount of my time researching and applying for internships at a variety of firms. However, considering my passion for typography and my interest in type design I'm keeping an eye out for any internship openings at type foundries in the US. I know some of the larger ones and have either made contact with (or am in the process of contacting): Hoefler & Frere-Jones, House Industries, Emigre, T.26, and The Chank Company.

We're very happy to announce that Slow Print and Typography for Lawyers have entered into a co-marketing agreement. The new "TFL Print Shop" (http://tflprintshop.com) will offer Matthew Butterick's typographic templates and Slow Print will provide typographic arrangement and letterpress imprinting.

Hello Typography lovers!

Come and see my new Experimental Typography project - Playful Ampersand on: www.moshik.net

See the whole project on: www.moshik.net

A poster series for the action-packed novel "The Night Angel" trilogy by Brent Weeks. The typography was heavily influenced by the characteristics of an assassin.

Graphic Designer: Herman Chaneco
Copywriter: Brent Weeks (Book Author)
Size: 24"x36"

A poster series for the action-packed novel "The Night Angel" trilogy by Brent Weeks. The typography was heavily influenced by the characteristics of an assassin.

Graphic Designer: Herman Chaneco
Copywriter: Brent Weeks (Book Author)
Size: 24"x36"

Hi All!

I'm a thesis student at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto, Canada, and I'm trying to start up a typeface foundry at our school called Xheight.

The foundry will promote, nurture and distribute student typeface design through the web. There's also a printed annual component.

Please help my research out by doing the survey at www.xheight.org ! Suggestions are much appreciated as well :D Thanks!

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