n the Penal Colony, Kafka provides a condensed foretaste of the dystopian vision that permeates one of his most important works, the Trial, on which he would start work soon afterwards. Philip Glass, a living legend and a pioneer in music, set Kafka’s dark tale to sounds. So when George Petrou and the Camerata joined forces with the director Paris Mexis to present Philip Glass’s opera on a libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer earlier this year for the Onassis Cultural Centre they had to...

Still the world’s only awards scheme created exclusively for independent magazines, Stack Awards 2016 was a big, bold affair. Ever since the entries opened in July and up until the 7th of October Stack Awards received more than 300 entries from independent publishers around the world. Looking for the most exciting and inspiring work published between October 2015 and September 2016 “the judges had a little over a...

Originally released on iOS in 2011, Typography Insight is a toolkit for learning and teaching typography. Loved by the design and education community alike, the app introduced a brand new way of comparing, observing and learning typefaces. Now Typography Insight is available on Microsoft’s HoloLens, a tool that offers a unique AR experience with its great build quality and attention to detail. HoloLens version introduces...

When the Society of Typographic Aficionados approached Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil to develop the identity for TypeCon 2016, they were fully expecting something that embodied what MuirMcNeil is known for, a striking, cohesive, and ultimately modular design system that would embody the spirit of the annual convention of the American Society of Typographic Aficionados, one of the largest and most significant events in the...

September 15th 2016, was a sad day for the graphic design community. The distinguished and prolific Milan designer Giancarlo Iliprandi died at the age of 91 leaving behind a legacy of prominent vision. “When I started studying to become a graphic designer, there were no schools in Italy, so I had to learn by myself, buying books, buying Graphis and other magazines” he once said. “What I saw was that the most important...

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