The Church of Type Will Convert You

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 9, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration, Information Design, Poster Design, Typography
Tags: Letterpress, Print, Typography
From Gutenberg to the Heidelberger press, moveable type sparked the mass production of printed books and was the first time information and ideas could be circulated on a global scale. The printing press was really our first Internet of sorts, and certainly the catalyst for typography and information and graphic design as we know it. 

Metal, ink, and sweat has largely been replaced by Adobe, Apple, and hundreds of digital type houses. And that's all good and “progressy.” But what's really exciting is seeing how these classic industrial printing tools are being reused and rethought to produce amazing new artwork that bridges the gap between old and new, fine art and design, and explores the cracks in between.
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"Geometry Daily," Where the Left and Right Brain Collide

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 7, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration
Tags: Design, illustration, Math, Print

In college I took an upper level math class called "Art & Math" thinking it would be easy. The focus was mostly on the works of M.C. Escher, so how hard could it be, right? Wrong. 


Ever heard of Structures in Plane, Euclidean Geometry, Irregular Tessellations, Cyclic Expansion, or Dodecahedrons? Ack! Probably not. And why should you? But as designers you’ve probably unknowingly used this so-called math.

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US: A Paperback Magazine, 1969–1970

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 24, 2012
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Typography
Tags: 1960s, 1970s, book-a-zine, comics, illustration, Magazine, music, paperback, poetry, politics, Print

US 1, A Paperback Magazine from Project Projects on Vimeo.

Combining an underground press outlook and aesthetic with mass market distribution, US: A Paperback Magazine, was edited by Richard Goldstein and published by Bantam Books. US provided “all the news that’s fit to eat” over a three-issue run from June 1969 through May 1970. 
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Is Today Tomorrow? A Synergistic Collage of Alternative Futures (1972): Jerome Agel

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 23, 2012
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: 1970s, book publishing, electric information age, inventory books, jerome agel, Marshall McLuhan, media theory, Medium is the Massage, Print, Quentin Fiore

Today is Tomorrow? from Project Projects on Vimeo.

In 1966, media theorist Marshall McLuhan, designer Quentin Fiore and producer Jerome Agel set the scene for a new publishing genre with the release of The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Utilizing collaged, cinematic combinations of text and image, Massage and the subsequent “non-book” titles produced in the following decade were made to appeal to the short attention spans of the television (or electric information) age. Though now nearly half a century old, this short-lived set of experimental books provides a set of possibilities for counteracting anxieties on the role of print in today’s media landscape of socially-networked, data-saturated prosumers.
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Wee Society

Curator: Bryony Gomez-Palacio
date: October 1, 2012
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Entertainment Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: family, illustration, ipad, Kids, love, Print, quirky, work
A feel good story that looks good, too. When you combine love, family, great work and passion, things usually end up on a high note.
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