Making Geometric Type Work

April 27, 2010 by Jeremiah

Great article with some basic pointers and rules when creating geometric letterforms…

from Ian Moore: For graphic designers beginning to experiment in type design, a geometric or modular typeface is a natural starting point. Illustrator and other programs offer a simple collection of elements such as circles, squares, and triangles which can be combined to create a passable alphabet. This is the same route I took when dissatisfied with the limits of commercial fonts at the time. I twisted and distorted each character to fit into a few simple, incredibly strict rules of construction. Invariably this produced a wide range of exotic letterforms, some more legible that others… Read the full article via Typographica

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Schwarmverhalten

April 27, 2010 by Jeremiah

by Johannes Breyer, Larissa Kasper from DesignMadeinGermany

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Roots & Culture’s 4th Annual Fundraiser

April 27, 2010 by Jeremiah

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Roots & Culture’s
4th Annual Fundraiser Party
May 1st, 2010. 8PM- 12AM
at Roots & Culture 1034 N Milwaukee Ave.
$10 admission

Featuring a silent auction of original works by: Lauren Anderson, Mike Andrews, Isak Applin, Ali Bailey, Michelle Bolinger, Aline Cautis, Joel Dean, Dana DeGiulio, Rob Doran, Craig Doty, Ryan Duggan, Austin Eddy, Ryan Fenchel, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Howard Fonda, Gabrielle Garland, Theaster Gates, George Gittins, Jacob Goudreault, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Shara Hughes, Michael Hunter, Kelly Kaczynski, Jessica Labatte, George Liebert, Caleb Lyons, CJ Matherne, Anna Mayer, Aspen Mays, Brian McNearney, Easton Miller, Rachel Niffenegger, William J. O’Brien, Jamisen Ogg, Aay Preston- Myint, Carmen Price, Tyson Reeder, Max Reinhardt, Amanda Ross-Ho, Melanie Schiff, Ben Seamons, Deb Sokolow, Edra Soto, Alex Valentine, Kristen VanDeventer, Oli Watt, Mike Wolf, Nate Wolf, Vanesa Zendejas + more!

Manystuff #1

April 26, 2010 by Jeremiah

MANYSTUFF #1, ONE POSSIBLE CATALYST

A graphic design publication with the objective to use the printed support, paper, to fix a laboratory of experiments and meditations released from formal and theoretical prejudices.

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What could have been

April 23, 2010 by Jeremiah

A really beautiful Fortune Cover by Chris Ware.

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this is what the actual cover looked like:

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(link via @bingaman)

Hamilton Wood Type Museum Fundraiser

April 21, 2010 by Jeremiah
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FROM THE HAMILTON WOOD TYPE MUSEUM DIRECTORS:
Help protect a Printing Treasure: Hamilton Urgently Needs Your Help.
Dear friends of wood type, Hamilton has an unprecedented opportunity to qualify for a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the “Save America’s Treasures” program which has a deadline of May 20th, 2010.

This gives Hamilton 30 days to raise enough money to apply for a $25,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We’re excited to have already raised over $5000 for this vital program that will help us archive, preserve and digitally document our collection of over 2000 vintage advertising plates and our 1.5 million-piece type collection.
But we can’t do it without you.

What can you do? We have 3 ways for you to give:
1. Become a member of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum online today (http://www.woodtype.org/museum_information_membership.shtml). There are 4 levels to choose from with sweet incentives that let you take a little slice of Two Rivers back to your home or office wall. Your membership dollars go a long way toward helping the museum fulfill its mission of preserving this amazing piece of printing history. All new membership dollars generated between now and the grant deadline will go directly to our matching funds effort.

2. If you’re already a member you can simply donate at a level that suits your budget! Our recommended donation base is $50 and every dollar you give goes to protecting this typographic gem. (http://www.woodtype.org/museum_information_membership.shtml)

3. Shop at our Etsy Store! All proceeds for the next 30 days go directly to Hamilton’s “Save America’s Treasures” efforts and we’ll be adding more merchandise soon. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/HamiltonWoodType)
Finally, we ask that you pass this message along to at least 2 people you think might become friends of Hamilton. Time is of the essence. We’ll be keeping you updated with our progress in the coming month. Thanks for supporting wood type.

Sincerely Jim and Bill Moran
Become a fan of Hamilton on Facebook to keep up with the effort: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/pages/Two-Rivers-WI/Hamilton-Wood-Type-Printing-Museum/134980253287?ref=ts

Version Festival 10

April 19, 2010 by Jeremiah

Version Festival 10: Infrastructures and Territories begins this Thursday / April 22 and hosts a slew of art/music/cultural happenings through May 2. We just finished the guide for the festival, so be sure to pick it up at your local art spot. You can also download it here.

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Upcoming Poster Contests

April 18, 2010 by Jeremiah

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The Chicago Public Library is holding its second annual poster design contest. Deadline is May 16. 30 Finalists will move on to a Judging Night Event held on June 3, 2010, in the Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago where the Grand Prize Winner will be revealed. Judges include Chicago Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey, AIGA Chicago Representative Katherine Walker, and Chad Kouri of The Post Family.

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The Chicago International Poster Biennial is holding its’ second contest, deadline is  May 22. Finalists will be exhibited in the public Biennial exhibition in late summer, 2010 in Chicago and will be part of the 2010 CIPB Catalog. Judges include Paula Scher, Takashi Akiyama, François Caspar, Emek, Marta Granados, Holger Matthies, Rafal Olbinski


The Anatomy of a Freelance Graphic Designer

April 18, 2010 by Jeremiah

@Portfolio Center
Tuesday / April 20 / 2010
623 S Wabash / 6pm / FREE

with Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer, Chad Kouri of The Post Family, and Renata Graw & Jeremiah Chiu of Plural.

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Printervention

April 15, 2010 by Jeremiah

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Printervention // Printing for the Public
Opening Reception Friday, April 16, 2010 5pm - 7pm
@ Chicago Tourism Center Gallery
72 E Randolph // Chicago

Following the success of last years’ Version Festival program: the Bridgeport WPA pilot project, we have asked artists from around the country to create works that raise awareness of social and political issues of our day.
Printervention debuts April 16, 2010 at the The Chicago Tourism Center Gallery and continues through Version Festival to include workshops, a mobile silkscreen cart, a window display at The Whistler and more. For more information and a complete schedule of events and participants please visit www.printervention.org

Printervention, organized by Emily Clayton, Chris Roberson and Ed Marszewski, is part of Version Festival 2010, an annual arts festival in Chicago produced by the Public Media Institute that brings together hundreds of artists, musicians and educators from around the world.

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