Tuesday, 21 June 2011

CODEX The Journal of Typography

A fresh new quarterly print magazine with feature articles, book and type reviews, interviews, tips, type history, new and notable faces, essays, type design, from top typography experts.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

The web typography conference

Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers & type enthusiasts. 

Ampersand represents the overlapping worlds of type design, web design and software.
The conference will be held in the famous Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and is a must for anyone working with words on the web.

Miro's exhibition

Aidez l' Espagne 1937                                                                                  
Help Spain

On the 1st of June I went to Miro's  exhibition (Tate Modern museum) and I am really enthusiastic about that! 

This exhibition examines moments across Miro's very long career that reveal his engagement with his times and it is included by three sections: 
- the first rooms explore his commitment to his native Catalonia 
- in the middle section, the terrifying years of the Spanish Civil War are reflected in Miro's new pictorial language 
- the final section looks at the last years of Franco's rule

Moreover, during my tour in Miro's exhibition, I tried to discover the typographic elements in some of his works. One example, is the poster above which was influenced by the antifascist politics, during Franco's period.   

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Handmade Typefaces

This catalog of type by Michael Perry gives a lot of freedom and ideas to designers. Through a range of handmade typefaces everyone can challenge himself and try it, even if he never try it before. This book was really useful for one of my projects, which was to design covers and spreads for a children magazine. I got a lot of interesting information and this made my work more creative! 
You can check the website of Michael Perry here...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Miro in London

An exhibition of the famous painter Miro takes place in Tate Modern Museum(London), until 11 September. Probably this exhibition is not directly related to typography, but I think that it's really useful for every designer to have knowledge of the art history. This makes him to have inspiration and new ideas. I'll attend the exhibition on the 1st of June and of course I'll write my impressions for it. You have to go too!

Logosystem contest

The city of Sofia, the Union for the development of Sofia with the Sofia Design Weeknotify decide to create a contest for the visual identification system for the nomination of Sofia as European Capital of Culture for 2019.

The competition is open to advertising agencies, creative agencies, independentdesigners, artists and artist groups and they have to submit their proposals by 31 May 2011.

Contest: your logo for human rights

send your design until 31 July

At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. 

The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched. 

The initiative has the support of renowned stakeholders, supporters and partners from all walks of life.