Essayist, critic, translator, zine editor and educator Taro Nettleton will be giving a lecture in my design class at Temple University today at noon in Room 507 in Azabu Hall. The lecture is open to the public. Nettleton will be lecturing on the theme of “The Visual Playlist” – presenting an image-based mixtape of album covers which have helped shape contemporary visual culture.
The Letterfirm exhibition opening went off amazingly well. Over 250 folks stopped in to check out the work, have a few drinks and bob their heads to the amazing sounds of DJ E*Rock.
Thanks to the TypeCon team for inviting us to have the exhibition and mega-thanks to Reading Frenzy for making it happen!
All photos by Bitna Chung Photography.
The latest issue of Idea Magazine – #360 – is out now. It features a 96-page feature that I edited, designed and wrote big chunks of.
For a week, Idea Editor-in-Chief Kiyonori Muroga and I stayed in Valencia, the home of CalArts, to “work on a design research/writing/making/collecting/documenting project about CalArts itself, it’s history, it’s current state, ephemera, and researching in a very open way”, making CalArts both the laboratory and the subject.
The result is an image-rich look at the past few generations of CalArts alumni, the work of faculty and related projects.
Included is work by Ed Fella, Lorraine Wild, Mr. Keedy, Caryn Aono, Scott Zukowski, Silas Munro, Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, Mark Kulakoff, Corey Holms, Jon Sueda, Geoff McFetridge, Megan McGinley, Max Erdenberger, Brian Roettinger, Scott Massey, Andrea Tinnes, Tim Belonax, John Wiese, Jae Hyouk-Sung, Micah Hahn, Michael Worthington, Gail Swanlund, Louise Sandhaus, and many, many others.
The feature is crammed to the gills with bilingual essays and interviews.
You can pick up a copy here.
I’ve put together a 44-page booklet of recent graphic design and typography-related writing for the upcoming Letterfirm exhibition at TypeCon. The booklet, printed with loving care by Portland’s amazing Eberhardt Press, will be available at the exhibition opening and will be distributed for free to all TypeCon attendees in their burgeoning goodie bags.
I have a feature in the new issue of Slanted Magazine that was published for the Babylon type conference.
It’s a bit different than the usual stuff I do for Slanted – no design criticism, design history or overt essay this time. The piece is a documentation of a speculative science fiction film that I have been making.
This issue of Slanted will not be distributed internationally on newsstands as it is for a type conference in Thailand, but you can order a copy here.
A nice sample of our typeface family Vaud in use by the awesome Hugo Roussel at Studio Punkat for le maison de Jean Prouvé in Nancy.
We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Indian Type Foundry, offering our foundry Wordshape’s digital typefaces to Indian customers from ITF’s website. Satya Rajpurohit, ITF’s principal, is a great individual, amazing designer and a hard worker. We’re really looking forward to working together!