I’m always behind in my reading but I finally managed to read Jason Santa Maria’s
book called ‘On Web Typography
’. It’s always a battle between read or ride :) I must confess that the latter wins 99% of the time. I love to read but a book can never be as refreshing as riding my bicycle. Anyway timing doesn't matter as the topic of this book is still very relevant today. Let's get started.
The London Design Museum is currently showing the UK's first retrospective of Dutch designer Wim Crouwel
. The exhibition is called "Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey
". An exhibition showcasing posters, print, typography, and exhibition design from his rich 60 year design career.
Today's post deals with dynamic use of color, composition and geometric shapes. All things that I have a passion for. I'm not referring to recent work but work from late 50's and early 60's done by Swiss graphic designer Max Huber (1919-92). Here are a few of my favorites from his vast body of work.
A while ago I received a thank you letter from a Dutch reader for sending him a free ticket for the exhibition Super Normal
at Design Museum Ghent
. That letter was accompanied by this beautifully designed leaflet from graphic designer Diederik Corvers
. I remember clearly that I was so facinated by the way the leaflet was folded and how I could fold it open into a poster. What I remember even better was this perfectly shaped elegant typeface called Ogentroost
designed by Diederik.
30 Covers 30 Days
is a project of The Office of Letters and Light
, that started last year. 'm sure you are all familiar with the phrase “Don't judge a book by its cover". I'm sure most of us do it. A great cover can make you buy an otherwise average book, and a terrible cover can stop you from getting a terrific book.
Christian Schwartz released Neutraface
way back in 2002. It is a beautiful, elegant sans serif typeface collection that reminds me a bit of art deco poster designs. Its pure linear geometry, together with the low waist in its original version, is what sets this typeface apart. According to Schwartz, Neutraface was an ambitious project; his goal was to design the most typographically complete geometric sans serif family. The type appeals to me on many levels and I thought it would be a perfect fit with the style that I had in mind for this blog...