Typeforce: The Annual Chicago Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars was an awesome show. Great thanks to Dawn Hancock and team Firebelly as well as Edmar and team CoProsperity for making it such a successful event. It was great to see so many design/typography enthusiasts make their way down to Bridgeport to support the growing design community. I feel very honored to have shown with such a great group of talented people, but mostly, I feel inspired. After the last few overwhelming weeks, this is just what I needed to keep things in high gear for a while. On that note:
Read more books, pursue more collaborations, meet new talented people, build lasting relationships, make things because you love making them. Stop watching television.
Luke Williams took these great photos and more and also wrote a nice post on the show here.
I’ll also post a time lapse from the installation and other goodies here soon.
I was pretty stunned when I saw these images in my inbox yesterday. Really beautiful cover and layouts. I probably won’t make it to the Biennial, but I definitely want the catalog.
from ProjectProjects: The design of the 2010 Whitney Biennial catalogue builds upon the history and logic of the exhibition series, in which a set of related frameworks is periodically applied as a means of representing recent contemporary American art.
@The Family Room
1821 W Hubbard St #202
February 26, 2009
Vorab Fabrik or “Beforehand Factory” is the duo’s first exclusive solo gallery show focusing on their non commissioned art work. Pulling from such influences as minimalism, arte povera, and abstract expressionism, the two are creating work that forgoes the functionality of the poster yet retains the graphic quality found in their commercial work. Vorab Fabrik features new paintings, prints, and installations.
The process of making a book by hand from start to finish is no joke. (Ah, fond memories of grad school.) Check out this impressive stop-motion created at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. More info at Abigail Uhteg
You can always tell when we’re in over our heads here when the blog stagnates. Starting today, I’ll begin posting some studio work on those (otherwise) blogless days.
What you see below is a preview of 1 of 2 works that will be on display this Friday @CoProsperitySphere, part of the TYPEFORCE exhibition. If you’re in Chicago and words are a part of your life, don’t miss it. 7-10pm.
Laika Font is a a great project discovering new possibilities for dynamic typography in digital media. Built with Processing. (Also, what an awesome controller!)
LAIKA is neither bold nor thin, but swings between these two extremes. Its form is no longer defined statically, but alters dynamically. As well as the font’s weight, the stroke contrast, serif lengths and italic angles of the font all behave dynamically too. All these parameters can be driven and influenced by a range of inputs, in order to create a typeface that changes constantly in real time.
LAIKA requires a whole new, dynamic understanding of typography.
This piece of art by Neil Dawson is called Horizons. It is located in New Zealand on “The Farm,” a large private art park owned by Alan Gibbs, a New Zealand businessman, entrepreneur, and art patron worth about $450 million dollars.