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  • Urban activism at it's best: Manuel Kreuzer’s poster tribute to Passau

    Manuel Kreuzer, a graphic designer from Passau, Germany shares the same passion like we do. Type.
    Bringing his love for graphic design into the streets of his hometown, Kreuzer introduced his “Passau Posters” project on September, 2016. The design rules were as simple as they should.
    “I designed one poster per week for an event that I chose and provided the poster in print resolution on the website www.passau-posters.de for free” he says of his inspiring urban activism.“The posters were designed exclusively in black and white besides included only fonts”.
    The project gave him scope for exploring creative boundaries between visibility and legibility. On the other hand, Kreuzer wanted to prove how effective writing and typography can be - without picture or color - in the poster form he adores.

    Ever since the launch of his idea Kreuzer has created 52 posters. The project came to an end on August 2017 and since then Kreuzer’s introduction to Passau make his hometown a place to visit asap.
    Enter his version of Passau through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/passauposters/) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/passau.posters/).

     

    27Oct
  • Village Voice: an ode to the iconic weekly gem with Google’s archive

    “Without it, if you are a New Yorker of a certain age, chances are you would have never found your first apartment” reports the New York Times on The Village Voice, the left-leaning independent weekly New York City newspaper which has announced that it will end print publication.

    According to the paper’s owner, Peter D. Barbey, the move was intended to revitalize the 62-year-old Voice by concentrating on other forms, and to reach its audience more than once a week.

    Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation’s first alternative newsweekly, the Voice today carries on the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it embraced when it began publishing 60 years ago.

    The recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, the Voice remains a vigilant investigative watchdog and a go-to source for coverage of New York’s vast cultural landscape. The Voice’s unique mix of in-depth newswriting and reporting, incisive arts, culture, music, dance, film, and theater reviews, and comprehensive entertainment listings provides readers with an indispensable perspective on the inner workings of the world’s most vibrant city.

    The Voice website, www.villagevoice.com , has twice been recognized as one of the nation’s premier online venues for quality journalism and local content. The site is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation’s Online Journalism Award and the Editor & Publisher EPPY Award for Best Overall U.S. Weekly Newspaper Online.

    “The most powerful thing about The Voice wasn’t that it was printed on newsprint or that it came out every week,” Barbey said in a statement. “It was that The Village Voice was alive, and that it changed in step with and reflected the times and the ever-evolving world around it. I want the Village Voice brand to represent that for a new generation of people — and for generations to come.”

    “The alt-weekly’s purpose was, in theory, speaking truth to power and the ability to be irreverent, and print the word ‘fuck’ while doing so’” wrote editor and writer Camille Dodero. With strong visual language, typography and illustration – after all it is a product made by and for New Yorkers - Village Voice’s mission has been accomplished too many times over.

    Enter Google’s Village Voice archive, featuring 1,000 scanned issues going all the back to 1955 and lose yourself into the iconic publication before it’s leap of faith towards the digital realm, here.

     

    24Oct
  • Be part of Jenny Holzer’s typographic art evolution. Apply within!

    “Fast-paced, high-profile artist’s studio in Brooklyn seeks a superbly organized, detail-oriented generalist-type studio assistant, whose primary area of responsibility is to support the artist and project managers through research, visualization and understanding of artistic concepts via information gathering, organizing, sharing and storing”. The acclaimed artist Jenny Holzer  is on the lookout for an assistant and this could be you. 

    For more than thirty-five years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, a plaque, or an LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. 

    Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and courage. Holzer received the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 1996, and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 2011. She holds honorary degrees from Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, The New School, and Smith College. 

    “Responsibilities will include maintaining and updating project calendars, organizing and tracking text research, processing vendor invoices and updating project budgets, proofing documents, general and very specific research related to artwork fabrication and conceptual ideation, and any other areas where assistance is needed. 

    The ideal candidate will be analytical, self-motivated, and self-aware, with the ability to anticipate and plan accordingly, and to report quickly and accurately. Must be able to solicit advice and then work independently, and willing to work in the best interests of the artwork and the studio. Unwavering honesty and confidentiality are essential”.

    So are you the right candidate for one of the most inspiring vacancies available at the moment? If so apply here.
     

    19Oct
  • Studio Zwupp's animated type for Forward Festival collide past with future

    “We connect creative heads and brands to shape moments that are built to last”. This is the motto of Forward Creatives, an innovative agency for brand strategy, storytelling and event development which pushes forward the world of graphic design, type and all things creative through its platform and its annual Forward Festival. Earlier this year, Forward Festival took place at MAK – Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna bringing together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere.

    Studio Zwupp was commissioned for the second time to come up with the FF’s visual language. With lots of animated typography, illustration and abstract shapes “the studio has referenced Wiener Werkstätte – a production community established in 1903 by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann that brought together architects, artists and designers working in diverse fields” reports Its Nice That. “The typography is a mixture of Colophon Foundry’s Basis Grotesque, with quirky Wiener Werkstätte letters we’ve found from old posters and postcards” says the team. “The colour choices were easy: red for Vienna, blue for Zurich and yellow for Munich.”

    “Our work revolves around inspiring encounters, individuals and adventures” adds Forward Creatives on their mission. This is reflected in Forward Festival and our collaboration with various partners and clients. We believe in the power of networking, cultural context and experiences of lasting value. But more importantly, we believe in dopeness”.

    Explore the fest of creativity here

    17Oct
  • AND CO’s first film is an ode to New York City’ s creative workforce

    “In the alleyways, back kitchens and matchbox studios tucked away in countless of bustling, yet remarkably unglamorous, neighborhoods wedged within the most vibrant city in the world, there’s magic happening. Every damn day”. SOLO NYC’S latest project is New York driven and destined to inspire the global community of creatives who aspire to taste the city’s ground-breaking culture and the people who make it happen.

    New York’s professional style understated yet relentless. Showing up, doing your best—and doing things a little differently—is the mantra of millions of people who rise with the sun to chase their dreams. With a little luck and a lot of sweat, millions of men and women are making their career ambitions happen, and doing so outside of the traditional career path” are the elements which come in full HD frames in SOLO NYC’s very intimate look at the trials and triumphs of New York’s rising class of creative freelancers.

    The 6:45 min documentary film, directed by award-winning creative and independent filmmaker Daniel Soares, is AND CO's first film exploring the future workforce. Explore more of AND CO’s mission here and watch the movie here.
     

    13Oct