I come from a small town called Le Mans where I lived until I was 18 years old. Then I moved to Rennes where I studied Hne Art at University while doing graffiti at the same time. When I turned 30 years old, I moved to Arles, where I live currently. My relationship to territory matters a lot regarding the way I relate to art practice in general” says Mathieu Tremblin. “I grew up in Province (i.e. outside Paris) and did not go to Paris to have a successful art...

Aptly named “Urban Signs” this is an archive of pure Viennese typographic DNA. “Stadtschrift”’s wish to collect, document and most importantly, preserve Wien’s historic facade signs and it manages to do so ever since 2012. For four years, Birgit Ecker and Roland Hörmann are promoting awareness for the typographical heritage of the city the best way possible with a collection of impressive, very Austrian signage. “Our initiative pursues the objective of...

Since the introduction of the modern Olympics in 1896, graphics have been used to capture the spirit of sport as well as the time, place, and culture of the host city” write Dan Rhatigan and Allan Haley of the typography and branding of the most important show and sport event of our times. “All along, typography has played a huge part in setting the tone and binding other graphic elements together. With technological advancements in typography as the world moves...

More than half a century ago, Calvert, along with her colleague Jock Kinneir, took on what he called “possibly the biggest graphic design job ever” – creating a new signage system for Britain’s roads. “Calvert was fresh out of the Chelsea School of Art (where Kinneir had been her tutor) when the pair were asked to design signs for the first motorway in the UK. Sleek, modern and made to signal “a common language” with Europe, they were colour-coded, easy...

Girl meets boy; North meets South, and opposites attract in this typopairing that happened almost immediately the moment TypographHer’s Nicole Phillips saw Craig Black’s beautiful lettering online. She was immediately drawn to his craftsmanship and skill of this typographer and designer, based in Glasgow who demonstrates expert appreciation for positive and negative space in his work. High contrast, killer curves, and...

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