Meet the new pioneers of display type in our latest issue, on sale now in the UK
There are very few walled-garden design disciplines anymore, and for studios and freelancers alike, playing the ‘Renaissance man’ card – so long as there’s a genuinely multidisciplinary skillset at play – can yield exciting new possibilities.
Our special report this issue explores one field in which the disciplines of graphic design and type design have been gradually converging for decades, and really coming to a head in 2013: display typography.
With the right attitude, and a not-insignificant amount of creative talent, some truly inspirational typographic creations are born that push the field in new directions – adding an extra layer to commercial commissions and personal experiments alike.
Designers’ continued passion for handmade crafts and techniques, explored in last month’s special report, is still alive and well in this month’s Projects section, which range from painstakingly-built dioramas for a Hyundai digital experience to lovingly hand-screenprinted LPs for a Belgian record label.
And if you couldn’t make it to Dublin for this year’s invariably excellent Offset festival, fear not – there’s a neat roundup of some of the topics covered, plus a speaker’s-eye-view from the second-annual Cheltenham Design Festival. Enjoy the issue.
Nick Carson Editor
The typographic revolutionMeet the new pioneers of display type – the exciting middle ground between graphic design and type design
Kokoro & MoiWith its new NYC branch gaining traction in the States, this pioneering Finnish studio is very much on the up
Secrets of design successHow four top studios have thrived despite the global downturn
PeopleMoshe Braun discusses his new role bringing in new clients for Poke, while Ben the Illustrator gives a tour of his tranquil attic studio space
Jeffrey BowmanFrom impromptu snowboarding sessions to working in a cabin: this in-demand freelancer doesn’t regret his move to Norway
Handmade with careHow Belgian music label Vlek Recordings produces all its LP covers by hand using screenprint, letterpress and more