womenofgraphicdesign:

Marisa Gallén and Carmina Ibáñez of Gallén+Ibáñez (Valencia, Spain)

Timestamp: 1398948810

womenofgraphicdesign:

Marisa Gallén and Carmina Ibáñez of Gallén+Ibáñez (Valencia, Spain)

typeworship:

Multinational Typeface

This colourful alphabet has been designed for Grey Advertising’s new multinational team based in Singapore. It’s been constructed from the abstract shapes of over one hundred national flags. 

These national elements have been broken down and imaginatively rearranged into a limited display typeface (see above animation). Many letters have several alternative characters to represent nations beginning with the same letter. 

Although the alphabet currently represents just the 106 countries that the team operates in, according to the designer, Luis Fabra, the font is to be extended to include the other 90 countries. As no country begins with ‘X’ this has been left grey and I’d assume any forthcoming punctuation might use the same shade.

I love the inventiveness of the alphabet and how the flags have been interpreted. As part of a branding system the letters add a nice splash of colour without looking overly garish. It looks particularly good mixed with the silvery grey letters when used for the office signage system

However, to really claim to to be a “multinational” typeface the next step must surely be to challenge the concept and see how the design might be adapted for Chinese, Devanagari, Arabic or other intentional system used by millions around the world.

Timestamp: 1398948654

typeworship:

Multinational Typeface

This colourful alphabet has been designed for Grey Advertising’s new multinational team based in Singapore. It’s been constructed from the abstract shapes of over one hundred national flags. 

These national elements have been broken down and imaginatively rearranged into a limited display typeface (see above animation). Many letters have several alternative characters to represent nations beginning with the same letter. 

Although the alphabet currently represents just the 106 countries that the team operates in, according to the designer, Luis Fabra, the font is to be extended to include the other 90 countries. As no country begins with ‘X’ this has been left grey and I’d assume any forthcoming punctuation might use the same shade.

I love the inventiveness of the alphabet and how the flags have been interpreted. As part of a branding system the letters add a nice splash of colour without looking overly garish. It looks particularly good mixed with the silvery grey letters when used for the office signage system

However, to really claim to to be a “multinational” typeface the next step must surely be to challenge the concept and see how the design might be adapted for Chinese, Devanagari, Arabic or other intentional system used by millions around the world.

designcloud:

Musique, non-stop.

(Source: kateoplis)

danbannino:

Sponge on marble

From “SOAPY & WET" by Dan Bannino

(via charlotteaudreyowenmeehan)

typeworship:

100 Years of Type In Design

As part of the forthcoming AIGA exhibition in New York, Monotype has collaborated with one of my favourite typographers, Alan Kitching, to produce a set of letterpress based posters.

Alan’s posters celebrate five legendary designers, with type choices and colours are based on his experience working with them. Each of the prints will be used to create 800 limited-edition silkscreen copies. The designers are:

F H K Henrion worked for clients including the BBC, Shell, BP, the UN, USF, Guinness.
Tom Eckersley worked for Shell-Mex; British Petroleum; the British Broadcasting Corporation; London Transport; the Ministry of Information; Gillette; The United Nations Children’s Fund.
Abram Games worked for Financial Times, Guinness, BA, Transport for London, UN and Penguin.
Josef Muller-Brockmann brought the De Stijl, Constructivist and Bauhaus movements to Modern practice. He was the IBM lead graphic designer in Europe.
Paul Rand needs little introduction.

Alan Kitching: “What distinguishes these designers is their intelligent and witty use of the type and image which they combined together to make a powerful graphic statement.”

Overall, the centennial exhibition looks fantastic. Starting on 1st of May it’s organised by Monotype and designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram. It features rare and unique works from the archives of a whole host of partners including, Type Directors ClubHamilton Wood Type & Printing MuseumThe Type Archive and The Herb Lubalin Study Center

Thanks to James Fooks-Bale, Monotype’s creative director and co-curator of Century, for pointing me to this—and sharing that brilliant picture of Alan.

Timestamp: 1398948501

typeworship:

100 Years of Type In Design

As part of the forthcoming AIGA exhibition in New York, Monotype has collaborated with one of my favourite typographers, Alan Kitching, to produce a set of letterpress based posters.

Alan’s posters celebrate five legendary designers, with type choices and colours are based on his experience working with them. Each of the prints will be used to create 800 limited-edition silkscreen copies. The designers are:

F H K Henrion worked for clients including the BBC, Shell, BP, the UN, USF, Guinness.
Tom Eckersley worked for Shell-Mex; British Petroleum; the British Broadcasting Corporation; London Transport; the Ministry of Information; Gillette; The United Nations Children’s Fund.
Abram Games worked for Financial Times, Guinness, BA, Transport for London, UN and Penguin.
Josef Muller-Brockmann brought the De Stijl, Constructivist and Bauhaus movements to Modern practice. He was the IBM lead graphic designer in Europe.
Paul Rand needs little introduction.

Alan Kitching: “What distinguishes these designers is their intelligent and witty use of the type and image which they combined together to make a powerful graphic statement.”

Overall, the centennial exhibition looks fantastic. Starting on 1st of May it’s organised by Monotype and designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram. It features rare and unique works from the archives of a whole host of partners including, Type Directors ClubHamilton Wood Type & Printing MuseumThe Type Archive and The Herb Lubalin Study Center

Thanks to James Fooks-Bale, Monotype’s creative director and co-curator of Century, for pointing me to this—and sharing that brilliant picture of Alan.

slapdashing:

Grand orange staircase ascends through science faculty by… dezeen

Timestamp: 1398947440

slapdashing:

Grand orange staircase ascends through science faculty by… dezeen

type-lover:

Silo Magazine
by Luke Latham

type-lover:

Choose your path
by Ciprian Robu

Timestamp: 1397856609

type-lover:

Choose your path
by Ciprian Robu