“México’s pavilion at the far end of the Arsenale complex seems an idyllic setting. First impressions are misleading inside the historic Sale d’Armi, the site of the artist Carlos Amorales’ sculptural, film and musical installation, Life in Folds” reports The ArtNewspaper on México’s type-inspired pavilion at this year’s La Biennale. “What looks and sounds like a fairytale with a folkloric soundtrack is a much darker affair, abstract art meets film noir, in fact. The angular black shards are clay pipes...

RIT Press, the not-for-profit scholarly book publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is about to bring some knowledge back into the limelight of creativity that Massimo Vignelli stood for. Their latest community-based initiative to bring the iconic book, “Vignelli: From A to Z” back into print is already a hit in Kickstarter with good reason.“2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the original publication of Vignelli: From A to Z. This important work has been out of print and largely unavailable

“Finland—though a small country judging by its population of 5.5 million inhabitants and population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometer (the lowest in the EU)—boasts many superlatives: there are more saunas than cars; it has the most heavy metal bands per capita; any Finnish noun can have over 200 different forms; Finns are the most avid readers of books and newspapers globally and world leaders in the use of libraries…

The next annual conference of the AEPM (Association of European Printing Museums) has Greece printed all over it. The conference will take place from 11 to 13 May 2017 and is being hosted by the Museum of Typography, an independent printing museum in Chania on the Greek island of Crete. “Making history: Collections, collectors and the cultural role of printing museums” the conference will look at various questions concerning the ways

“Graphic design is full of creative acts that changed the course of design. The publication of eight issues of Octavo, International Journal of Typography, in the 80s and 90s, was one of those creative acts” writes Unit Editions on their Kickstarter campaign to bring one of the most iconic projects of design studio 8vo.“Octavo has acquired mythic status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. If you want to see issues, you must hunt them down online, and if you want to own them, be prepared to pay

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