Jurriaan Schrofer — Restless Typographer

 

Unit Editions has launched a new book celebrating the experimental typography of Dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer. He worked for the renowned design studio Total Design and was an outspoken figure within Dutch professional design organisations.

Most of all he was an experimentalist in letterforms and typography. He was a pioneer in corporate identity; a designer of photo books; and art director of the architectural magazine Forum.

Design writer Frederike Huygen describes his work as ‘research into perception, visual effects and the optical illusion of perspective: or the interplay of letterform, pattern and meaning.’ She also refers to him as a ‘computer-designer before the computer’.

The book is luxuriously printed with a spot Pantone and has an open printed spine. The front and back covers have a matt textured finish.

Superscript²

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Visual identity and communication campain of Nuits Sonores festival’s 9th edition.
Electronic and indie music festival, Lyon-France

Some wonderful work from Superscript², an independent Lyon based graphic design studio founded in 2006 by Pierre Delmas Bouly & Patrick Lallemand, in France.

The studio Superscript² invests different medias of expression from graphic design such as publishing (book, catalog, magazine, monograph, poster …) typography (original font design) and digital media (website, digital installation…) Superscript² works for a wide range of clients across various sectors, from cultural institutions to established companies and offers them practical design solutions where content and form are closely linked.

Since 2006, Superscript² has developed and produced Ink Magazine, a publication dedicated to the typographic item.
It aims to be a space to share, confront, exchange ideas and practices with the aim to offer multifaceted approaches of graphic design.
Both visual and theoretical.

Scrabble Typography

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This lovely Scrabble board is designed by Andrew Clifford Capener:

The A-1 Scrabble designer edition. The purpose of this project was to revive an old, but loved game. The idea was to excite people about typography by giving them the ability to choose what font their scrabble set would come in. The set would be available in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. Additional font packs (including your favorite font) could be ordered through Scrabble’s website. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.

You can pre-order the limited edition, signed and numbered, here and read an interview about this work at the FonfFeed.

OFF CANVAS

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Petter Eldin, a filmmaker living in China, recently made a series of films including Neville Brody and Niels Shoe Meulman’s work for Beijing Design Week.

In October 2011, Converse proposed an unconventional approach to support China’s first-ever Design Week launching in Beijing. Converse created “OFF CANVAS“, a street-level exhibition of typography featuring six international and local artists notorious for their artistry of words. Culling from the diverse worlds of graphic design, art, and graffiti, the installations revealed communities and canvases where China’s emerging scenes in indie music, art, fashion and skate are based.

Alongside his studio work Neville Brody is a passionate voice in the design community, an educator and a spokesman for counter culture in the creative industries.

Shoe selected the rooftop medium of Dashilar as a modern replication and nod to Chinese sidewalk calligraphy. The work is an interpretation of personal identity – his writing name – which he has honed internationally over two decades from the street to gallery. In his work, Meulman mimics the Chinese tradition of water as ink and sidewalk as paper, yet in the craft and tools of his distinctive trade.

Casa do Conto by R2

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It has been around in several blogs, but I think it deserves an entry on this one.
The arts & residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto, Portugal. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery. R2 made a typography intervention in concrete in Casa do Conto’s ceillings. An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of a city.

R2 has won 4 international awards for Casa do Conto’s design project during last year:
Merit Award in SEGD (Society For Environmental Graphic Design) Design Awards, San Diego, USA
Gold Award in European Design Awards 2010 — Category: Signs & displays
Premier Award in ISTD Awards, Society of Typographic Design, London
Red Dot Award: communication design, Germany

Here are some pictures of the work in progress:


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