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  • Welcome 2017 with 365typo’s second volume of typographic brilliance

    A follow-up to the book’s successful 2015 debut, this second volume of 365typo is an inspiring collection of projects that will intrigue your sensors of creativity. “Throughout the year the editors collected interesting stories that they have recast into a new, exquisite 320-page publication. Inside you’ll find 365 stories contributed by over 80 renowned authors about typography, visual communication, type and graphic design (plus one extra story for the 2016 leap year) from all over the world” say the editors of this amazing tome.

    To improve navigation, the 365 stories in 365typo vol.2 about everyday life with typography and graphic design are divided into 12 chapters, reflecting the main themes in the industry from May2015 – May2016 and guiding readers through the labyrinth of events, trends and ideas.

    Since the editors know how important personal experience is “they have decided to primarily give space to eyewitnesses and stories from those who experienced them first-hand”. Within the pages of this second volume you’ll find essays written by industry leaders, a jury selection of 50 noteworthy typefaces of 2015, the most relevant type and design conferences, competitions and projects, the most interesting new logos and rebranding efforts, new book reviews, as well as a look back on the important people we have recently lost.

    “Not all of the stories could make it into the book. You can find the rest online. A new story is added every day” they say on this ever-growing project which is published in collaboration with Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI). Edited by Linda Kudrnovská this is another way to feel inspired.

    Grab your own copy here.

    04Jan
  • Straight from New York (Times): Best Book Covers of 2016

    Matt Dorfman, the New York Times Book Review art director is entitled to pick 2016’s most impressive book jackets. So he did it for his annual round-up of publications that pushed the envelope with one single cover. Created by newcomers and established graphic designers alike, these are 12 reasons to keep our spirits high for what is to come in the graphic design scene in the publishing industry.

    “These covers are challenging without being impenetrable and playful without being precious — none of which is an easy task for a designer. If good design might lure us into an experience that makes us smarter, then we’ve hit the jackpot when the book allows us to spend time within the head space of a stranger” says Dorfman of this “Best Of 2016 library to own”.

     

    “The Mothers” by Brit Bennett Designed by Rachel Willey Publisher: Riverhead Books

    “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon Designed by Adalis Martinez Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins Publishers

    “The Bed Moved” by Rebecca Schiff Designed by Janet Hansen Publisher: Knopf

    “Beautiful Gravity” by Martin Hyatt Designed by John Gall Publisher: Antibookclub

    “The Hideous Hidden” by Sylvia Legris Designed by Erik Carter Publisher: New Directions

    “But What If We’re Wrong?” by Chuck Klosterman Designed by Paul Sahre Publisher: Blue Rider Press

    “Against Everything” by Mark Greif Designed by Kelly Blair Publisher: Pantheon

    “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead Designed by Oliver Munday Publisher: Doubleday

    “Private Novelist” by Nell Zink Designed by Sara Wood, Art by Evgenia Loli Publisher: Ecco

    “Cannibals in Love” by Mike Roberts Designed by Na Kim Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    “On Trails” by Robert Moor Designed by Jim Tierney Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    “How to See” by David Salle Designed by Peter Mendelsund Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

    29Dec
  • Studio Mut’s clean and balanced Museion Prize One catalogue is art

    The Museion Prize One catalogue and website present 4 young up-and-coming artists from Italy, Austria and Switzerland. In the first part of the catalogue, all selected artworks are printed on high-gloss paper stock, the second part comes as a reader, with text in 3 languages (English, Italian, German), and printed on bulk book paper. The website is a companion to the catalogue, further presenting the artists with video interviews and in-depth information about their artistic process.

    To present these up and coming creatives, Museion (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bolzano Bozen, Italy) collaborated with Studio Mut. The graphic design studio founded by Thomas Kronbichler and Martin Kerschbaumer continues to present simple and powerful solutions, bold aesthetics and surprising outputs across all platforms with their design that will always “strive to keep the balance”.

    28Dec
  • Play. Restart. Repeat. Spanish creatives, atipo® are in for the win

    atipo®, this small multidisciplinary studio set up by Raúl García Del Pomar & Ismael González in the beginning of 2010 is in a playful mode. Their posters collection for Play Restart, “the design event that aims to create dialogue among design professionals and where the word takes precedence over the image” is full of mind bending typographic creations and bold lettering bringing the letterforms into the spotlight in full force.

    Check more here.

    27Dec
  • When holiday cards were a designer’s powerhouse portfolio

    Alexander Tochilovsky, the man who curates the renowned Cooper Union’s Herb Lubalin Center, keeping the legacy of the iconic designer alive shared the institute’s stunning holiday cards collection with WIRED.

    These beautiful artworks created between the 1950s and 1970s by the likes of Paul Rand, Milton Glaser and Louis Silverstein were sent to another designer, Arnold Roston. But it was more than just greetings. “There was no Behance or Dribbble,” Tochilovsky says, so designers often turned to greeting cards. “They’re really a glimpse into what designers think about when they make something personal,” he adds.

    Glaser “fashioned a Christmas tree from the type settings” straight of the catalog of typography company Advertising Composition Inc. and “Swiss designer Walter Marti celebrated the arrival of 1960 by affixing a single line onto colourful circles to denote the year”.

    Check more holiday spirit here.

    23Dec