Stilla

— Stilla is a headline typeface for anyone waiting for Poster Bodoni to shrug off its restrained precision and get a little funky. Remaining true to its Fat Face brethren (e.g. Normande, Falstaff), Stilla is primarily defined by thick verticals, …

Fabrica’s exhibition “Les Yeux Ouverts”

Approaching the staircase leading down to “Les Yeux Ouverts” (“Open Eyes”), an exhibition of Fabrica currently on display at Paris’s Centre Pompidou, I braced myself for the expected succession of blunt, cause-driven campaigns and personal experiments following the design rubric …

Photographic Testimonies

— Since the American Civil War, photography has played a central role in crafting narratives about conflicts and disasters, whether domestic or international, natural or man-made. As photographic technology has changed, so has our shrewdness in interpreting these documents, allowing …

Flexion

In the late ’70s, John Langdon discovered that he could manipulate letters to form words that read the same from the right and the left. He has since carved out a strong career as a designer and letterer specializing in …

Creativity + Commerce 2008: 3rd Place

— What most impressed jurors about the Virgin Festival website was its degree of clarity, despite the massive amount of information it presented. The site covered everything from ticket purchase and musician line-up to the festival’s sound production. “I’m impressed,” …

Print’s 45th Student Cover Competition

Print‘s Student Cover Competition started in 1964 as a showcase for designers about to enter the field. This is the 45th competition, and we want you to help us pick the winner. Update: Voting has now ended for this year’s …

Images for Human Rights

By Paul Morris January 14, 2009 » “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” proclaims the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. “They are endowed with …

Coming Interactions

—       Denizens of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley don’t like to admit it, but we share the same competitive spirit with our entertainment-driven brethren in Southern California: We all live by the rule of “What have …

Extraordinary Meeples

 At Berlin’s Grand Hotel Esplanade on June 30, a panel of German-speaking board-game critics will announce their selections for the Spiel des Jahres, or Game of the Year, and hand out playing pieces the size of bowling pins to the …

Observer: Easy Writer

— Speak Up, the first of the graphic design blogs to make any kind of impact, is not what it used to be. Don’t take my word for it, though. The news comes from the site’s irrepressible founder, Armin Vit, …