Type and Media 2012

type and media

Allonghata by Christine Gertsch

Type and Media is an intensive one-year masters course in type design held at The Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag, The Netherlands. The course teaches a wide range of skills in the area of type design such as calligraphy, stone carving, non-latin scripts, typeface revivals, Python programming, modern font editing software as well as the creation of new letters. All of the final project typefaces created in the last four months of the 2011/2012 course are available to view here.


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Pilot by Aleksandra Samulenkova

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Leda by Aliz Borsa

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Dato by Daniel Perraudin

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Blanco by Dave Foster

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Also worth viewing:
Travis Stearns
YWFT Fonts
Recent Fonts
Fancy Antique Display

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Herb Lubalin: American Graphic Designer 1918—81

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I’m really looking forward to the upcoming release of Unit Editions’ Herb Lubalin monograph. This meticulously researched book offers a complete career overview of Herb Lubalin, beginning with his early days as one of the original Mad Men in the New York advertising world of the 50s and 60s, and continuing into the years of his greatest achievements as one of the world’s most influential typographers and graphic designers.

More details after the jump.


herb lubalin book

herb lubalin book

herb lubalin book

Pre-order this limited edition, numbered and boxed monograph now for the reduced price of £55 (includes free postage).

Shipping is expected to commence the week of 13th August 2012.


217×280mm
448 pages
Hardback
3/4 paper wrap with foiled typography
ISBN 978-0-9562071-6-6
Author Adrian Shaughnessy
Editors Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook and Alexander Tochilovsky
Design Spin

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Also worth viewing:
Herb Lubalin Archives
Herb Lubalin for PBS
Ulc back issues

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It Was A Famous Night

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Ever have a dream concert you wish you could attend? Like The Beatles and the Muppets or Raffi and Kanye?

It Was A Famous Night does just that — at least in terms of the gig-poster. The project curates eight artists to dream up their favorite concert and design the poster. Visually, and aurally, there’s some great work here. I’m most excited to see CD Ryan’s Spiritualized, Broadcast, Boards of Canada show.

Check out the rest. Posters are available for purchase, too.

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it was a famous night

it was a famous night

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Also worth viewing:
Heartwork 2011
Jason Munn Interview
Jessica Hische Studio Visit

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Laura Cattaneo AKA Halfpastwelve

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Halfpastwelve is the online home of Milan-based designer Laura Cattaneo. Currently she works as a journalist for Il Sole 24 Ore, art-directs for la vita nòva and collaborates with IL — Intelligence in Lifestyle magazine.

After browsing her portfolio, I was impressed with the range and quality of her work.  She easily transitions from editorial design and illustration to information graphics all while consistently creating work that is visually stunning. I’m especially drawn to her redesign of La Domenica, a cultural supplement of Il Sole 24. Along with team members Adraino Attus, Francesco Narracci and Luca Pitoni, she has created a layout that is minimal yet bold and beckons the reader to explore it’s contents.

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Also worth viewing:
Francesco Franchi / Intelligence in Lifestyle
Colorcubic
Sanna Annukka Shop

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Lotta Nieminen—Design

While most Grain Edit readers know Lotta Nieminen for her extraordinary illustration styles, but she also has an incredibly rich and beautiful design portfolio. Her keen eye for typography and layout design is relatively unmatched, and each project somehow manages to out-do the last. Together, her two portfolios create an exciting mix of work almost a perfect dichotomy of truly minimal vs. extremely detailed.

Be sure to keep up with Lotta’s current projects on her websitetwitter and on dribbble!

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Also worth viewing:
Atipus
Lesley Barnes
Jesse Ragan

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No Man’s Land by Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

Photos by Nobrow

It’s no secret that French illustrator Blexbolex has an affinity for hard-boiled detectives and crime drama. His latest work, No Man’s Land, continues in the narrative style of his previous books Dog Crime and Abecederia, and takes us on a wild journey through one man’s psyche in a quest to retrace the steps he took in taking his own life. At 140 pages, No Man’s Land is an epic graphic novel, chock full of beautiful energetic images. His style is incredibly visually arresting with its limited color overlays and heavy attention to the tiniest of details.

This is definitely a must-have book for any Blexbolex fan or illustration enthusiast, and is available via Nobrow.

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

No Man's Land, Blexbolex

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Forma&Co

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FormaCo is a collaborative Barcelona-based studio. What really caught my eye with this studio were their large-scale programs promoting various happenings in Barcelona. The scope of the programs themselves are interesting: neurobiology and dusk-’til-dawn free museum accessibility. The visual design of the work is great; FCo have a bold, fun, boisterous style that attracts attention and translates well to bus signs, banners, and city-specific substrates.

They do a lot of fun illustration work as well; check their site for more.

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Also worth viewing:
Lab Partners: California Gold Posters
Eli No!
Tad Carpenter Interview
Brent Couchman

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