On Paul Rand site: There are essentially two kinds of typography: The familiar kind for reading, and the other, simply for viewing, like a painting. Some say that readability is most important. There are really two important things about typography: readability and beauty; both are equally important. However, many readable typefaces are visually offensive. The […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.theatlantic.com/images/issues/200801u/bcPlayer_singleTitle.swf?titleID=1366496264″ width=”450″ height=”412″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here is an interview with graphic designer Michael Bierut, where he talks about the evolution of type, the various covers of The Catcher in the Rye, the ugliness of ITC Garamond, and all sorts of other intriguing things. Source: The Atlantic
Unos Tipos Duros updated their site, with a spanish type retrospective since 1900 to 1936.
You probable know Typeradio, created by Underware, and it´s famous quote: “Type is speech on paper. Typeradio is speech on type.” Unfortunatelly i don´t have the time to hear it as often as I wanted…but today I heard the John D. Berry session, and I advise you to do the same. (Don´t miss the nice […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-5065949310221269915″ width=”400″ height=”326″ wmode=”transparent” /] And from the previous post, I stumble upon this documentary on New York graffiti circa 1983, Presented by Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant. Check out the Style Wars site also.
Exploring the legacy that Eric Gill, maverick genius of the Arts and Crafts Movement, has left to Ditchling, the early twentieth-century setting for his controversial experiments. This episode is Luke Holland’s personal journey to search for the controversial artist’s legacy on his own back door. The BBC documentary film Looking for Mr Gill is now […]
JG Ballard covers by timeline.
The Musalman is possibly the last handwritten newspaper in the world. Four professional calligraphers spend three hours on each page every single day to put out this daily paper.Source: WiredThanks Valdemar!
Wow… what a great resource. Peter Gabor, from design et typo blog (FR), has put together a nice gallery collection, categorized by author or theme, that is a pleasure to browse. Go take a look at the Design&Typo Site. Some examples:
Piet Zwart (Zaandijk, 28 May 1885 – Wassenaar, 24 September 1977) was a Dutch photographer, typographer, and industrial designer. He started his career as an architect and worked for Jan Wils and Berlage. As a designer, Zwart was well known because of his work for both the Nederlandse Kabelfabriek Delft (the Dutch Cable Factory in […]
With her first line of clothing due to cause riots in Topshop at the beginning of next month, plus other projects in the pipeline, Brand Moss has arrived, her new image sealed by an identity masterminded by Peter Saville, in collaboration with typographer Paul Barnes. Read the full article at Creative Review.
An article by Ben Archer at Typotheque: a face to face between Eric Gill and Edward Jonhston, with a strong inclination for the last one. Gill Sans is the Helvetica of England; ubiquitous, utilitarian and yet also quite specific in its ability to point to our notions of time and place. As a graphic designer’s […]