Typographica

August 31st, 2009

Typographica is the first exhibition in the world of the eponymous groundbreaking and now legendary graphic design journal, which ran from 1949 to 1967. The exhibition is curated by visual culture writer Rick Poynor, founder of Eye magazine and widely regarded as the authority on Typographica and its founder, Herbert Spencer. On display will be large scale spreads detailing the journal’s content in addition to supporting contextual information as well as a full set of the journals.

11 Sep 2009 – 31 Oct 2009
Kemistry Gallery, London

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The Book Projects

August 31st, 2009

The Book Projects is a selection of visuals made by graphic designers, photographers… As soon as any of the projects – Doodles Project, Once Were Posters Project, Snapping Faces Project, Expired Polaroid Project – have enough unique visuals, IDPURE will publish the book.

Feel free to propose a “Book Project”

Histories of Graphic Design

August 31st, 2009

Histories of Graphic Design

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Christopher West (updates)

August 31st, 2009

Christopher West

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

August 31st, 2009

food for thought

food for thought

KÖRNER UNION – MEP EXHIBITION

August 27th, 2009

KÖRNER UNION exhibition

9 septembre – 11 octobre 2009
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

Posted in Art, Photography

Samuel Nyholm

August 27th, 2009

Samuel Nyholm

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008 – catalogue & exhibitions

August 25th, 2009


The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008

Each year, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture conducts the competition The most beautiful Swiss books, building on the competitions’ long-standing history since its launch in 1943 at the suggestion of the distinguished graphic designer Jan Tschichold.
The annual selection of the most beautiful books is showcased in a catalogue. This year’s catalogue forms volume 2 of the Past / Present / Future trilogy conceived by graphic designer Laurenz Brunner and literary critic Tan Wa?lchli. While last year’s catalogue (The Past Issue) was concerned with the historical aspects of the book, they have aimed at achieving a rather more contemporary format and content for this volume, concerned as it is with the Present.

The catalogue serves as a platform for critical discourse and debates about book design and production and is made up of the three principal elements:

– The in-depth Interview with the Jury, conducted just after this years’ jury session, and concerned with the most crucial issues that came up during the jury process.
– The various Essays by critical design professionals and theorists from around the world are aimed at further exploring these themes.
– Finally, the detailed Jury Reviews are aimed at offering a concise rendering of the jury’s verdict, as well as presenting visual material as well as input from designers gleaned through questionnaires which were conducted with them.

The selection of the most beautiful Swiss books is exhibited each year at the Applied Arts/Design Museums in Zurich and Lausanne. This year, they are not only exhibiting the selection of award-winning books but have instead chosen to present all the books submitted into the competition – 395 books in total. Furthermore, the 32 award-winning books will be travelling to various cities abroad, including, among others, Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Riga, Warsaw and Birmingham.

Berlin
4th – 12th September, at do you read me?!

Paris
24th September – December 12th 2009, at Centre culturel suisse

London
25 – 29 October 2009
- Sunday, 25 October, 7 pm, The books are back in town, Opening party, Books, drinks, music,
- Thursday, 29 October, 7.30 pm, Superlatives in book design, Round table discussion with members of the jury and experts from the field of book design,
at Café oto

Evtl. New York Book Fair
October 2009

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WORLD GRAPHIC DESIGN FOOSBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2009

August 25th, 2009

WGDFC 2009

Karlssonwilker inc. and the Office of Paul Sahre invite you to register for the 6th annual World Graphic Design Foosball Championship (WGDFC) which will take place at ADC Gallery on November 13th in New York.

GRAPHIC #11 IDEAS OF DESIGN EXHIBITION

August 24th, 2009

GRAPHIC #11 IDEAS OF DESIGN EXHIBITION

“As the title of this issue “Ideas of Design Exhibition” speaks, we are focusing on the context and the formats of design exhibition. As we repeatedly put some questions to the interviewee about the detail of exhibition, the subject results in one point in the end. It is to introspect the meaning of design exhibition as a kind of media researching and redefining design. Although design journalism often deals with the information about design exhibition, it seldom pays attention to the methodology of exhibition. Thus we think the subject of this issue is well-timed.”

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WUNDERKAMMER – Jan & Randoald

August 23rd, 2009

WUNDERKAMMERJan & Randoald exhibition

17 September – 6 November 2009
espace my.monkey, Nancy, France

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Unter dem Motto

August 20th, 2009

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Unter dem Motto
One-Day Self-Publishing Fair:
a selection of 60 publishers coming from 18 countries, invited by Nieves Books, Rollo Press and Motto Distribution.
This one-day event presents an eclectic mix offering a careful overview on the importance and constant growth of autonomous publishing nowadays, from home-printed zines to publications by renowned institutions. 40+ booths will give the oportunity to the audience to meet the publishers and browse titles in a friendly athmosphere.

Saturday, September 5th, from 12am to 12pm
Motto Bookstore & Chert Gallery, Berlin

Unter dem Motto is organized in parallel of the presentation of the newly acquired exhibition “KIOSK – Modes of multiplication” on Thursday, September the 3rd, at Kunstbibliothek Berlin and the Art Books fair: “Miss Read”, organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, from September 4th to 6th.

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

thehumanprinter

August 18th, 2009

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Manifesto.

August 18th, 2009

Manifesto.

To say that the end result is what counts is just not true. Not even in design. Rather, a good designer is more concerned with the process; that winding, potholed road he embarks upon every time he gets a new job. “Manifesto.” is an exhibition that leaves the final result to one side so as to focus on the creative process: 13 posters comprising the 13 personal manifestos of 13 renowned international designers are all brought together under one roof. Whilst some of these statements are very well known, others have been prepared exclusively for the exhibition: some are programmatic pieces of writing, some are detailed work manuals, all are passionate tributes to graphic design, creativity and the design culture. Walking through the works of “Manifesto.” is like opening the door to studios that – from Amsterdam to New York, from Milan to London – have contributed to the history of contemporary design. It’s like wandering around the desks, peeking in the drawers, rummaging through computer desktops and pencil boxes; It’s like having a coffee with their gurus, asking them to explain the basic principles and their ultimate goals.

With Daniel Eatock, Edenspiekermann, Ken Garland, Bob Gill, KesselsKramer, Ellen Lupton, Enzo Mari, Bruce Mau, Mike Mills, Bob Noorda, Bre Pettis & Kio Stark, Stefan Sagmeister, Vignelli Associates

Curated by the independent
Venice based graphic studio, Tankboys, and copywriter Cosimo Bizzarri

XYZ, Treviso, Italy
12th september – 31th october 2009

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Stefan Schäfer

August 13th, 2009

Stefan Schäfer

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S.A.S.E.

August 13th, 2009

ASDF- a host of collaborative projects initiated by Mylinh Trieu Nguyen and David Horvitz – launched their new project: S.A.S.E. , a ten curated/organized “exhibitions” that take place within the structure of the email. There is also a set of print outs available for one month only.

Posted in Art

Stadtstaat – Metahaven

August 10th, 2009

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities
A Project by Metahaven

“Stadtstaat” explores the interlocked, equivocal relations between contemporary models of governance and their visual identity, by taking an imaginary city-state as a case study. This city-state is the result of the unlikely merger of two distant cities in different countries: Stuttgart and Utrecht.
The scenario for such a fictional state is considered amidst the setting of contemporary geopolitical conditions-the economic downturn, the increasing prominence of “networking,” “partnership,” and “alliance” as replacements of sovereignty, and the growing demand for cities to globally compete for visibility.

The project proposes branding and other representational models for the “Stadtstaat” that unfold in an actual policy experiment. The design is applied as an act of constructing a visual horizon, imagining the impossible to seek the possible. This “reversal” process of forming a political, governing entity creates a speculative space of reflection. Various levels of perception and understanding of the operation of a city and nation, in relation to the space-structuring effects of new information technologies, are played out. The graphic “surface” becomes visible as a platform that turns communication into political interaction …

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities — Episode 1
Until 12 September 2009
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities — Episode 2
27 September – 15 November 2009
Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht

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Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson

August 9th, 2009

Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson

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“The good, the bad, the ugly” Workshop

August 7th, 2009

The good the bad the ugly

Publication The good the bad the ugly by students of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Faculty of Design, designed during a workshop from 9.–11. July 2009 which was run by Matthias Görlich & Prof. Frank Philippin.
Printed on leftover paper and with leftover ink and a print-run of 200 copies. The publication deals with the subject of what good, bad or ugly design really is, and if it’s possible at all to make such bold statements.

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SLANTED MAGAZINE

August 7th, 2009

The typography magazine SLANTED, in existence since 2005 , is published quarterly and combines the sectors typography, layout, illustration and photography. It attends to the topics in greater detail and more intensive. The magazine encourages and calls for a debate on these subjects as an experimental field. It is also about getting to know them, seeing them in a different light, and to reflect on them.

Slanted #8, »2d3d« deals with a step-up of dimensions – from linearity to space – and everything in between. More than ever Slanted Magazine even crosses geographical borders, presenting works from Edhv (Eindhoven), Klein Dytham architecture (Tokyo), Pixelgarten (Frankfurt), Maxime Buechi (Lausanne), Ina Saltz (New York), Erwin K. Bauer (Vienna), Sangho Park (Stuttgart) and many others. The sections “Fontlabels, Fonts & Families”, “Fontnames Illustrated” and “Typolyrics” introduce contemporary fonts and designers from all over the world, followed by interviews with Sabrina Tibourtine, Christoph Dunst, Sipho Mabona, Gemma O’Brien and Mr. David Carson.

Besides a portrait of »Buchstabenmuseum Berlin«, the Slanted Magazine introduces numerous 2d3d-works of professionals and students (Ebon Heath, Yulia Brodskaya, pleaseletmedesign, MWM Graphics, etc.).

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