Katrín Ólína ist schön. Auf jene von innen herrührende Art, die sich in der Gesamheit der fragmentieren Komplexität des Seins zeigt. Es ist die Schönheit jenseits der Oberfläche, jenseits von Gender und jenseits von Design (und dennoch sehr nah).
Psychologist Maxwell Roberts not only designs maps of public transportation systems, he puts them to the test. The results can be surprising and back his claim for more evidence based design.
Local liquor stores can be the start of great things. For David Jonathan Ross they were the start of an in-depth exploration into the realm of vertical letterforms. His analysis of shop signage in the urban landscape, as well as the technical and aesthetic challenges when vertically drawing letters and setting type resulted in the typeface “Bungee”.
Design by committee is a term sometimes (ahem, always) negatively used in the creative industries. But now, the trend and move from classical agencies to in-house designers has lessened the stigma attached to working “in-house” and for “team client side”. Prarthana Johnson and Gerrit Kaiser from Soundcloud, tag team to talk about what it means to be designers who are not afraid of designing by committee.
Jonathan Barnbrook was a punk at age 11 and he keeps the spirit to this day. This is not about aesthetics but about questioning the dominant fiction and actually changing society. A frequent speaker at TYPO Berlin, Barnbrook returned this year for an informal conversation about music, typography and the designers’ social responsibility.
Sie hat sich ihr Leben lang der Buchgestaltung, dem Schriftschreiben, der Schriftgestaltung und vielem mehr gewidmet – Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. Obwohl sie mehrere Preise erhalten hat, wurde ihrer Arbeit nicht viel Aufmerksamkeit zuteil. Ferdinand Ulrich bringt würdevoll das Lebenswerk der Witwe Hermann Zapfs als Abschluss der TYPO Berlin ans Licht. Ein Vortrag über ein Jahrhundert Schriftgeschichte.
I have always considered IBM a powerhouse player in the corporate business of product, design, engineering and technology, so naturally I was curious to see and hear Gerhard Pfau share where IBM design and culture are at, and how it’s getting on with reinventing itself.
The Novo Typo design studio is a design studio from Amsterdam which deals with various projects, orientation systems, corporate identity, book covers and posters. Their work, often inspired by deconstructivism, goes against the trend of “perfect, polished” aesthetics.
The annual PTSD-trigger for former type media students or super-happy-fun-time for everybody else with an intact work-life-balance and friends, is back. You guessed right; it’s TypeCooker™-Correction-Time again. Yaaay…
Just like a lot of other typographic phenomena, ligatures have their own haters and fanbase. Marko Jovanovac is part of the later. In his workshop he strikes a blow for unconventional connections, not only bringing letters, but also a lot of people together.