Emojis are dominating the visual language like a (smiley) virus. Their digital revolution -which many consider the hieroglyphics of the 21st century although they are not- wouldn't have happened without Hermann Zapf's Dingbats. But that's not the most interesting part in the story of these pixels which changed the visual language in an instant. 

Exactly 50 years ago on July 20, the world's first typeface has landed on the Moon. Exactly 50 years ago today Apollo 11 made a giant leap for mankind. From Germany to the US and beyond this is Futura's interstellar geometric dominance remembered.

Are you ready to change the world by design? If so this is a call for entries in the world’s largest and influential award competition, the A’ Design Award & Competition. Typeroom's favorite winners of the past are an inspiration for you to register your best designs ever. 

 

1.100 poster entries, 40 poster winners and more than 550 participants in various projects made Typography Day 2019 an event to remember. Be inspired by this year's winners and watch the typographic elements dance wild. FYI, the call for submissions in Typography Day 2020 Poster Design Competition is on.

 

 

From Corita Kent through Paul Rand to Massimo Vignelli and Takenobu Igarashi the exhibition Between the Lines: Typography in LACMA’s Collection features the work of numerous groundbreaking, utterly influential international designers. 

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