Archive for the ‘typography’ Category
Denise’s Typography class hosted a lil’ Helvetica party in their room the day after Valentine’s Day. Students and faculty shared some “helvetica goodness”–info, examples, and praise for the Typeface–and ate delicious homemade cookies (some specially crafted for the occasion). There were also Type games to play, to test your knowledge of typefaces and kerning. Try them out on your own. Watch out, though, the kerning game is addictive!
Deep Font Challenge: http://www.deep.co.uk/games/font_game/
Sara Newton’s Fontastic Quiz: http://www.mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=198
Here are a few photos of the event:
Thanks, Denise, for organizing this! Helvetica has certainly made an impression on us.
Thursday, June 23rd @ 4pm
Located in the Wrigley Building at 410 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago
You can register via the Facebook Event page.
More info here: http://www.segura-inc.com/news/95/segura_at_energy_bbdo
Opening Night: February 18th – 6pm (continues through March 7)
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago
Typographic Allstars Include:
- Andy Luce
- Bill Talsma
- Bud Rodecker / 3st
- Caroline Corboy
- Chris May
- Emily Vanhoff
- Frances MacLeod
- Gary Rozanc
- Jarred Kolar
- Jessica Lynn White
- Justin Gilman
- Kyle Fletcher
- Margo Yoon
- Mark Addison Smith
- Matthew Hoffman
- Meng Yang
- Nancy McCabe
- Nick Adam
- Nicole Briant
- Quite Strong
- Scott Reinhard
- Sean Fermoyle
- Studio 1a.m.
- Tami Churns
At least check out some of these designers’ sites. Good stuff!
This friday a group of students from Kayce’s Typography class and others took a trip all the way to Two Rivers, WI to the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. Here are some pics from the trip for you to enjoy.
Earlier we posted a logo contest for a group called “Carry it Out”. The deadline has been extended now to May 30th so lets get some entries! First prize is $2000, second prize is $1000 and third prize is $500.
Please be sure to include what college you go to in the email because there are many colleges participating. You can email Monica in career services for questions: email@example.com
Go check out this show:
TYPEFORCE : The Annual Chicago Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars
In my previous post, I mentioned the new documentary Typeface about Hamilton Wood Type. Well, turns out it is at the Siskel Film Center this week for $7 a ticket. If you are interested in going let me know – I can’t decide which day to attend…
The Gene Siskel Film Center is also showing American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art.
This documentary covers everything from the Art Deco inspired designs of the pyschadelic 60s to the Indie Rock posters of today
This morning, in History of Graphic Design, we discussed the Industrial Revolution and its affect on graphic design and typography. Everytime I talk about wood type and traditional type setting, I get a tiny burst of energy. I am constantly inspired by historical design processes – it is a driving force to my own work and interests.
Most of the students I have had, know how much I enjoy Hatch Show Print out of Nashville, TN. Hatch is one of the oldest surviving and continuosly running print shops in America. They opened their doors in the late 1800s and have designed posters for tons of famous musicians and events. There is something about the purity of letterpress printing. It takes time and thought to lay out, but also breaks many of the typography rules we are taught as designers. Letterpress, in my opinion, is design meets art meets history. It is amazing that traditional letterpress, like Hatch, Standard Deluxe and Hamilton Wood Type, is done exactly the same way as it was done 100s of years ago.
Another great letterpress shop is in the tiny town of Waverly, Alabama. Standard Deluxe is a small print shop in a converted barn in middle of nowhere Alabama (about 20 minutes away from where I went to school). They have gained national recognition for the prints and posters, and are worth looking at.
Hamilton Wood Type Museum is the last traditional letterpress I am going to share. It is a true American treasure since they cut a lot of the wood and metal typefaces used throughout history. It is located in Two Rivers, WI and has been converted into a museum full of type and printing. Sounds like fun – maybe we should get a group together for a road trip???
Hamilton has a new documentary out titled Typface. It is in limited release right now, but I am so excited to see it. I will keep you all posted about when it comes back to Chicago.
Here is the link to the trailer!