Tuesday, August 29, 2006

34. Newspapers & Typography.

I stumbled across another blog recently that is an excellent typography resource, if only a bit specific. Newsdesigner.com is a website that follows both the major and minor papers across the globe while focusing on their layout and design. You'll find articles about everything from the subtle headline change made recently at the Chicago Tribune to the nameplate revisions of international pubs. I particularly like the feature that allows you to quickly view the current front pages.

Also, I've found this little directory of newspaper publications and what font(s) they use. It's fairly current and a nice reference tool.

Monday, August 21, 2006

33. The Graphic Imperative.

The Graphic Imperative is a collection of international poster designs for peace, social justice and the environment. Presented by the Massachusetts College of Art and Philadelphia University, this gallery really shows how powerful design can be when applied to some of the world's more pressing issues. There are 121 posters in all, dating between 1965 - 2005.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

32. Snakes on a Plane, it ain't.

A new documentary about typography, graphic design and visual culture is going to be released in early 2007, called Helvetica. Celebrating the typefaces' 50th birthday, the film exlpores the world of design, advertising, psychology and communication while promising to be a unique look at the power of typography in our urban world. Shot in high-def by Swiss Dots, a london independent media company, the film is directed and produced by Gary Hustwit.

You can follow news about the film and its release on (gulp) my space here.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

31. The Art of Presenting 2 – Kevin Lynch.

Here's the second installment of a series that I am very excited about, The Art of Presenting. This time, we sit down with Kevin Lynch (Partner and Writer at Hadrian's Wall Advertising in Chicago) and ask our questions about presenting. I think you'll find his insight applicable and quite entertaining.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

30. The Hall of Best Knowledge.

Here is a little bit of inspiration for those of you who like typography (in other words, all of you.) Ray Fenwick's series called The Hall of Best Knowledge. Though he tackles many subjects with varying degrees of success and thoughtfulness, the beauty of his stuff lies in the elaborate ink work and the letterforms. So nice.