Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category

House Industries – Case Studies/Portfolio work

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Fonts… There’s a million of ’em, but not many are as flippin’ cool as the ones made by House Industries. Founded in Delaware in 1993, House has become internationally known as a prolific type foundry and design studio. Their collaborative typefaces for pop artists Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Shag, Coop and acclaimed architects Richard and Dion Neutra can be seen everywhere from magazines and billboards to TV. House founding partner Rich Roat will let you peek inside their incredible portfolio of work – from Monster Fonts to their line of textiles and furniture and beyond. Just think – they could have stopped with “CrackHouse”, then where would we be?

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One Friday 2007 : Biodiversity

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The theme for this year’s event is “biodiversity” and the aim of the organisers is to showcase a range of designers and disciplines that reflect the diversity of work taking place in the field of graphic design today.

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Designer Spotlight: Akira Kobayashi

Friday, January 26th, 2007

One of the world’s most accomplished designers of Western typefaces comes from an unlikely place. Akira Kobayashi began working at a phototype manufacturer in Japan where he had to draw hundreds of complex Japanese characters every week. He was soon turned on to Western alphabets and went on to win awards for his Latin typefaces. As Type Director for Linotype, Kobayashi works with legends of type design — Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf — to update their most important faces: Avenir, Frutiger, Palatino, and Optima. Here we feature just a small slice of Kobayashi’s finest work.  

fontshop.com publish here, his essay on the making of FF Clifford™. It is a wonderfully personal story about the struggles and discoveries of a five-year journey in type design. This text and its illustrations are published in the book “Made with FontFont”, which is filled with other histories and visual examples of the typefaces in FontShop’s house foundry. — SC

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typography today [new edition]

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

typography today introduces the selected works of 88 designers from 15 countries. It traces the course of modern typography from pioneers such as Lissitzky, Tschichold and Zwart; to Emil Ruder, Karl Gerstner and Herb Lubalin; through to Wolfgang Weingart, Wim Crouwel and Kohei Sugiura. The new edition includes works by Neville Brody, April Greiman and Ahn Sang-Soo.

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Saul Bass & Associates

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

This is a long-waited reprint of the valuable collection of materials left by Saul Bass (1920 ? 1996), the leading designer of the 20th century America. The essence of Saul Bass including his representative CI’s, graphical works, and movie titles, are collected into one book.

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Graphic Design in Korea

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

In this article, we introduce 13 Korean graphic designers who have been working on various art activities and include essays on Korean graphic design from a wide viewpoint, covering the history of modern Korean design through the typeface design of Hangul (Korean phonographic letter).
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Jody Barton – Illustrator/Typographer (Portfolio)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Born and raised in the British Isles and educated in London at Camberwell College of Arts and The Royal College of Arts. As well as being an illustrator for print and web, Jody has also had extensive experience of working in animation and sound. He paints skateboards, surfboards, designs vinyl cuts of his work, prints stickers, designs T-shirts, books, pamphlets, hand assembles custom bicycles, draws directly onto the body, plays guitar, bass and drums (although not at the same time), screenprints, makes textile designs and draws on T-shirts. He lives and works in Suffolk and London.

http://www.jodybarton.co.uk/