Typography

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Matt Stevens


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Matt Stevens is a Designer and Illustrator that loves them both, and especially when he gets to mix the two for powerful results. He spends his days doing work for people that are passionate about their product or brand whether they are a large world-renowned company or a local hot dog joint. The Rookie Handbook ...

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Paul Rand


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Best known for his corporate logo designs, Rand was educated at the Pratt Institute (1929-1932), the Parsons School of Design (1932-1933), and the Art Students League (1933-1934). He was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design. From 1956 to 1969, and beginning again in 1974, Rand taught design at Yale University ...

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Jan Tschichold


Saturday, May 20, 2017

The son of a sign painter, Tschichold trained as a calligrapher and designer at the Leipzig Academy of Graphic Arts and Book Production (1919–21) and then freelanced as a lettering artist and designer. The 1923 exhibition of the Bauhaus at Weimar introduced him to Modernist design, and he quickly joined the movement, rejecting traditional fonts ...

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Paul Renner


Friday, May 5, 2017

Even before 1932, Renner made his opposition to the Nazis very clear, notably in his book “Kulturbolschewismus?” (Cultural Bolshevism). He was unable to find a German publisher, so it was published by his Swiss friend Eugen Rentsch. After the Nazis seized power in March 1933, Paul was arrested and dismissed from his post in Munich in ...

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Adrian Frutiger


Friday, April 21, 2017

Adrian Frutiger is a renowned twentieth century Swiss graphic designer. His forte was typeface designing and he is considered responsible for the advancement of typography into digital typography. His valued contribution to typography includes the typefaces; Univers and Frutiger.   Adrian Frutiger was born on May 24, 1928, in Unterseen, Canton of Bern to weaver parents. At the ...

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John Giorno


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Born in 1936 in New York City, Giorno attended Columbia University and worked as a stockbroker for a short time before meeting Andy Warhol in 1962. A romantic relationship ensued, and Giorno was featured in Warhol’s first film, Sleep (1963). The influence of pop art and Warhol’s Factory are evident in Giorno’s work, which developed ...

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The block letters designer Prof. Hermann Zapf worked in his studio in the Hessian town of Darmstadt . Recording from 09.14.1987 . ... Prof. Hermann Zapf - Darmstadt ... 14-09-1987 ... Darmstadt ... Germany ... Photo credit should read: Heinz-J¸rgen Gˆttert/Unique Reference No. 23260938 ...

Hermann Zapf


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Zapf was born in Nuremberg during turbulent times marked by the German Revolution of 1918–1919 in Munich and Berlin, the end of World War I, the exile of Kaiser Wilhelm, and the establishment of Bavaria as a free state by Kurt Eisner. In addition, the Spanish flu pandemic took hold in Europe in 1918 and ...

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Eric Gill


Monday, March 13, 2017

Gill was born in 1882 in Brighton, Sussex (now East Sussex) and in 1897 the family moved to Chichester. Eric studied at Chichester Technical and Art School, and in 1900 moved to London to train as an architect with the practice of W.D. Caroe, specialists in ecclesiastical architecture. Frustrated with his training, he took evening ...

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Max Miedinger


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At the age of sixteen Max became an apprentice typesetter at a book printing office for Jacques Bollmann (in Zürich). After four years as an apprentice, Miedinger enrolled in the School of Arts and Crafts. When he was 26 years old, he went to work for an advertising studio called Globe. Here he worked as ...

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Goudy & Syracuse


Monday, February 6, 2017

The tale of rediscovering Sherman, a typeface designed by Frederic Goudy in 1910 and revived by Chester Jenkins in 2016 for Syracuse University. Goudy taught himself printing and typography while working as a bookkeeper. In 1895, in partnership with a teacher of English, C. Lauren Hooper, he set up the Camelot Press in Chicago, which ...

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Lawrence Weiner


Friday, January 27, 2017

Lawrence Weiner’s texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades and although he sees himself as a sculptor rather than a conceptualist, he is among the trailblazers of the 1960s to present art as language. He defines his sculptural medium simply as ‘language + the material referred to’, in the ...

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Alex Trochut


Friday, January 6, 2017

Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual ...

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Dada Was There


Saturday, December 24, 2016

In the middle of the First World War, the magical word “Dada” was created in Zurich, from where the spirit of Dada spread like wildfire around the globe. A group of emigrant artists including Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, opened an “artists’ cabaret” at Spiegelgasse 1 in Zurich's old town, from where ...

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François Cheng


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In that light revealing his painting, accumulation of physical and mental energy, it becomes research and conquest of primordial images that stand out for their own autonomy ideational; It constitutes a new vision, of flesh and blood, instead of being only a simulacrum, indirect allusion to reality. The introspective process does not result solely the ...

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Arthur Aeschbacher


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Aeschbacher is considered a representative of the Nouveau Réaliste group active in Paris during the 1950-1960s. The Nouveaux Réalistes tended to see the world as an image from which they could take parts and incorporate them into their works. Inventors of the so-called décollage technique, the opposite of collage, the Nouveau Réalistes wanted to avoid ...

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Kevin Cantrell


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Head of his eponymous studio, Kevin functions as the creative director and design lead for all KCD client projects. Kevin has a deep understanding and love of lettering and typographical aesthetics. Earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, 2008, he established his signature typographical aesthetics applying them to clients such as: Nike, ...

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Be-poles Studio


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Be-poles was launched in the year 2000 in Paris, with a sole objective: to build strong, lasting brand identities. Ever since then, they have remained focused on that same mission, and kept the same careful eye. They have never changed their guiding principles, they know the extent to which a brand’s identity is precious and ...

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Robert Montgomery


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Robert Montgomery follows a tradition of conceptual art and stands out by bringing a poetic voice to the discourse of text art. Montgomery creates billboard poems, light pieces, fire poems, woodcuts and watercolors. He was the British artist selected for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, the first biennale in India. Montgomery has had solo exhibitions at venues in ...

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Pieter Brattinga


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pieter Brattinga, with Willem Sandberg and Wim Crouwel, ranks among the leading figures who helped re-establish Dutch prowess in graphic design in the postwar period—particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. Brattinga and others helped to forge the modern concepts of “functional total design,” which provided distinctive systems of unified visual identity programs for business firms, government ...

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Fabienne Verdier


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fabienne Verdier’s artistic path has taken her through successive phases of research, all focused on her fundamental areas of interest, including the dynamism of forces of nature, the instantaneous and enduring, and movement and immobility. By adopting new tools and ever-larger brushstrokes, she proposes to enable viewers to better access the infinite world of energy ...

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Kyle Steed


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Kyle makes his living doodling… whether it's giant murals on the side of buildings, icons for a web project or even designing his own custom fonts.  He uses every day tools like pencils, Sharpies and paper but his unique creativity & vision set his work apart from the rest. Artist Statement Born on the Eastern edge of ...

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Jon Contino


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Jon Contino Studio crafts enduring perceptions through art & design. Led by Creative Director Jon Contino, the studio has produced award-winning work for some of the world’s top agencies and brands. Teams are custom assembled for each project, based on the scope of a project and the talents of the artists. Challenges the studio has taken on ...

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Tony Lewis


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tony Lewis is known for his sparse, large drawings in gradations of black and white. The works feature texts culled from a variety of sources, including his personal writings and political vocabularies, both in several languages. In some cases, Lewis generates the words through automatic writing, associative word games, or drawing exercises performed in the ...

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Wim Crouwel


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In 1963, Wim Crouwel was one of the founders of the design studio Total Design. From 1964 onwards, Crouwel was responsible for the design of the posters, catalogues and exhibitions of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In 1967 he designed the typeface New Alphabet, a design that embraces the limitations of the cathode ray tube ...

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