By entrusting me the general direction of Signe, national center of graphic design last July, the City of Chaumont placed in my hands the accompaniment of the birth of a new cultural equipment” says Hélène Charbonnier, the Executive director of a place entirely dedicated to graphic design that inspires and educates. “My ambitions for Le Signe are dual, to erect this institute as a reference point for graphic design in France and abroad, while at the same time...

In 1916, Edward Johnston’s font was introduced by London Transport to bring uniformity across the London city network. The clean simplicity of the lettering stood the test of time and its popularity continued throughout the last century. In 2016, its centenary year, the Johnston font was subtly updated to create Johnston100 for the digital age and this typeface takes center stage in the latest NikeLab x Roundel footwear collection...

How to rebrand a company through all this chaos? How to stand out with a visual language so original that will become your official signature for the year’s to come? How to win the branding game when almost every graphic designer tries to come forward with a unique vision? Well, leave it to some pros to show you the way. Typerooom wishes you a very inspirational 2017 in this presentation of everything that challenged the graphic design scene the year of the...

Calligraphy is an ancient art that teaches us how to write in an elegant and harmonious way. It requires skilled hands, attention to the minutest detail as well as lots of passion” explains Persol. “There is a strong link between the art of calligraphy and the excellence of Persol’s handmade in Italy. The first element is the uniqueness of each creation. Every pair of glasses – just like each word carefully crafted – is an exclusive and original work of...

Swiss National Library rightfully will regard Karl Gerstner as “one of the most important innovators in typography, commercial art and corporate design” for centuries to come after his passing at the age of 86. His death on New Year’s Day at Basel University Hospital was confirmed by his family. “He had been living in a retirement home” reports Swissinfo. One of the foremost Swiss artists and graphic designers, for...

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