Design education

6 May 2020

Ideas to the fore

Ideas to the fore

A recent Spanish-language book champions South American designers in a typographic format that foregrounds their thoughts about practice
Books about Argentinian design are rare, as are books that more broadly consider and contextualise Latin American design for readers within or outside the region, writes Sarah Snaith.

23 April 2020

Where do ideas come from?

Where do ideas come from?

A mischievous book by Claes Oldenburg showed me the importance of realising an idea physically, writes Andy Martin
I first came across Notes in Hand in the mid-1970s, when I was a freshly enrolled graphics student trying to make visual sense of the world, writes Andy Martin.

16 April 2020

Resorting to type

Resorting to type

In the first of a new series of Eye blog posts, Justin Burns explores the graphic language of the British seaside
Walk along the promenade and we are met with the sounds, smells and signs that inform our experience of the seaside, writes Justin Burns.

17 January 2020

Harmonic voices

Harmonic voices

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography’s exhibition ‘Mike / Sierra / Tango’ addressed the broad landscape of contemporary, multi-script typefaces
An exhibition shown at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] and ATypI Tokyo 2019 highlighted the value of type design and typography in a world connected by new information technologies, writes HMCT’s Gloria Kondrup.

26 November 2019

Typographic hints for the next generation

Typographic hints for the next generation

‘The New Art School Rules’ is showing in Bury as part of Design Manchester 19. Review by Alex Cameron
‘The New Art School Rules!’ – part of Design Manchester 19 Festival – is an exhibition of 121 type-based images designed by current practitioners, writes Alex Cameron.

4 November 2019

Tokyo two-track

Tokyo two-track

The scripts of East and Southeast Asia came to the fore at the annual ATypI conference. John D. Berry reports
Not surprisingly, the 2019 ATypI conference in Tokyo had a large participation by East Asian type foundries, and a significant amount of programming on the various scripts of East and Southeast Asia. This was only the second time ATypI had held its annual conference in Asia, writes John D. Berry.

15 October 2019

At your service

At your service

Armin Hofmann’s Graphic Design Manual. A review by Alex Cameron
A reproduction of Armin Hofmann’s poster, Giselle, designed for the Basel Open Air Theatre in 1959, has hung at my desk for more than twenty years, writes Alex Cameron.

27 September 2019

From stone to screen

From stone to screen

Curator Mark Noad explains the thinking behind ‘Rock Paper Pixel’, a new exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape
Letter Exchange is an organisation for professionals in the lettering arts – calligraphy, letter cutting, type design and typography – that encourages discussion between these disciplines that can influence new approaches to lettering across different traditions, writes Mark Noad.

20 September 2019

Work in progress in Rotterdam

Work in progress in Rotterdam

AGI’s international president Dean Poole (New Zealand) talks about the ambitions of ‘In Progress’, this year’s AGI Open, 24 September 2019
Established in 2010 by the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) – a network of graphic designers that spans 43 nations – AGI Open is an annual, student-focused conference designed to share ideas with students and the local design community, writes Dean Poole.

27 August 2019

Books received #40 (education)

Books received #40 (education)

Teaching Graphic Design History; Unfrozen – a Design Research Reader; The Graphic Design Reader; Writing for the Design Mind
Here is a collection of educationally oriented titles that have caught our attention in recent weeks.
 
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