05 Dec 2016   admin

Design and discovery

David Carson is a sociologist turned Graphic Designer. Best known for his innovative magazine layouts and eye-catching typographic experiments. David’s portfolio includes projects for some of the best brands; Pepsi Cola, Ray Ban, Nike, Microsoft, MTV, Nine Inch Nails, just to name a few.  It’s no surprise that he has received over 230 awards for his work in Graphic design, photography, advertising and branding. When he is not busy accepting accolades you can find him under the sun and in the ocean catching a few waves on his surfboard.

In his ted Talk “Design and discovery”, David showcases a few of his favorite works and how typography in his everyday life inspires him and shaped his career. Exploring how the message of a piece of Typography conveys visually, before the words are even read and how it can be altered through subtle (or not so subtle) design dissensions. Exposing how powerful typography can be in evoking a thought or emotion.

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12 Dec 2016   admin

A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt For Type Nerds

It’s hard to escape Futura type. Especially in Europe, it’s everywhere you look. In part, its popularity is due to the fact that it was the first geometric gothic typeface, as well as the first sans serif typeface to be cast and produced in all weights, grades, and fonts. This seems to have ensured its wide appeal, from corporate logos to movie posters. We all have particular types that we love or loathe, but Futura seems to inspire particular loyalty. So much so that German graphic designers have created an online space to “hype the type” – a website where people can post images of ...

12 Dec 2016   admin

The Harvard Library That Protects the World’s Rarest Colours

Harvard University is renowned for its library collections, but one in particular is rather more colourful than most. Compared to mouldy stacks of monochrome printed textbooks, the Forbes Pigment Collection gives the impression that its thousands of small glass jars are filled with ground-up rainbows. The collection began with the twentieth-century globetrotting of Edward Forbes, who wanted to catalogue the pigments used in classical Italian paintings and tell cunning fakes from genuine masterpieces.Whereas today, colour is almost entirely digitised, it was formerly the preserve of ‘colourme ...