Typesetting TV is a web-based documentary series highlighting graphic designers and the cities in which they live.
Here is Episode 1:
There are few designers with a more unique story than Austrian designer Elisabeth Kopf. From working as a taxi driver in Vienna, to becoming a self taught photographer in Hong Kong, her path towards design could hardly be called traditional. However, after the birth of her son Luc, her natural talent in the field of graphic design was brought to life. What followed was an explosion of originality—and a completely new take on graphic design. The music packaging in this video is a perfect example of her originality. Beautifully conceptual and innovative, this project not only shows the power of design, but also the importance of looking at the world—and the design brief—differently. Check out Elisabeth’s amazing work on her website: elisabethkopf.com Note: Special thanks to the wonderfully talented Elisabeth Kopf and Kaethe Ivansich, as well as Elisabeth’s son Luc for their amazing hospitality. It was truly a highlight of season 1. To stay up to date, sign up for our mailing list at our website typesetting.tv or follow us on twitter @typesettingtv Music by motionless – motionlessmusic.com
In episode 2, we visit Basics09 in Berlin, Germany to talk about their unique work, mixing print and web and the supreme importance of content in graphic design.
We also discuss the inspiring environment of creativity, community and innovation that Berlin has cultivated.
To see more of Basics09′s fantastic work, visit basics09.de
Special thanks to Basics09 for their participation, as well as supplying the supplementary footage of their work.
Darren Nguyen created a flyer that goes along with the folding theme of the 20 FOLD BFA Graphic Design Show. The idea was to connect all the information together by creating one simple fold. This flyer has two folds (front and back) and has four different views, all with different information.
Valentina typeface is a lovely tribute to Pedro Arilla‘s grandmother in the form of typography and therefore bears her name. Valentina is a classic didone that follows some of the canons proposed by Bodoni in the eighteenth century but incorporates many of the characteristics of the antique Spanish punches of the time. It is a complete font of 457 glyphs, in which there are 125 alternative lower cases or the 46 ligatures.
You can get this font and 99 more for free at the great research article by Awwwards.
Luca Barcellona is a very skilled calligrapher from Milan, where he owns his studio and teaches calligraphy with the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana. His work really embraces the talent of an ancient art, making it coexist with our digital era, in a fresh and reliable approach.
Fraktur writing for the Legacy of Letters italian tour, organize by Paul Shaw, NYC.
Luca Barcellona session during the festival Illuminating York – Wall of Light, wit tagtool.org artists.
MA Contemporary Typographic Media is a one-year, full time postgraduate course at the London College of Communication. It offers the opportunity to investigate visible language through the intensive study of typography. The programme is nationally and internationally unique in its provision, taking a broad multi-disciplinary and exploratory approach to both the design of type and its typographic implementation.
The course is centred on the development of extensive independent student research projects which are informed by a programme of related practical and theoretical studies. These provide opportunities for gaining new knowledge and developing a valuable range of transferable skills.
The course builds on LCC’s longstanding and widely acknowledged reputation as an international centre of excellence for typographic design education.
The history of Postgraduate provision within the College (formerly the London College of Printing) begins with the advanced typography course instigated by Anthony Froshaug and Ernest Hoch in 1972 and is represented most recently by the MA Typo/graphic Studies which was revalidated as MA Graphic Design in 2004.
“Unique Types is a special collection of fonts inspired by children suffering from physical disabilities. Each font is created under the Creative Common license and is free of rights and limitations on use.”
The idea of this project is to inspire designers, typographers and digital artists challenging them to create unique fonts inspired by children suffering from physical disabilities.
We would like to thanks all the participants, visitors and collaborators for the work that they’ve done until this moment, a special thanks to Hype For Type for the collaboration in the typeface competition that was a very nice surprise. The winner was Shane Bzdok which you can a small biography in the next lines.
Please keep send us news about your works or interesting typography related stuff, we will try to keep the pace and post them here.
Shane Bzdok works as an art director, designer and web developer at BBDK, Inc. ( http://www.bbdk.com/ ) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His relationship with owners Duane King and Bob Borden began back in 2000 when he joined King at focus2 to help develop award winning print, packaging and interactive solutions for national and overseas clients. He now applies his talents to developing solutions for both clients and the contstantly evolving internal endeavors of BBDK. Part of those endeavors include writing the occasional article and contributing other content to BBDK’s passion project, Thinking for a Living™ ( http://www.thinkingforaliving.org ).
After some thoughts on the submissions we had, we have come to find a winner of the competition that us, Typeforyou and Hypefortype created. The winner of this competition was Shane Bzdok with a very nice crafted typeface that we in the end thought it was the best.We want to thank all of the participants, and let me say already that we will be displaying all the submissions on the site, were just preparing the material, so stay tuned.
As for the winner, Shane Bzdok, we will contact you so that you can get your prize, and ofcourse we want some words from you.
One more time, thank for all the hard work you had on entering this competition, hope to see more from you in the future.
Typeforyou is a blog on typography bringing you news and interviews from around the web.
“The purpose of typography is to build a bridge from one mind to another. The nature and quality of that bridge determines what travels across it” Bruce Mau