Index of Titles Filed Under 'Graphic Design'

PublisherWeiyi Li2011
BIG AND USELESS and NOW are two projects based on the Inline Futura typeface drawn by Weiyi Li in 2011. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherDavid Bennewith2016
Brazil is a font motivated by a tag seen on the wall of an Amsterdam fondue café toilet in 2010.

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PublisherThe Serving Library2017
This issue comprises various outlooks on “perspective.” This might be taken to mean something as specific as a particular opinion or as general as an axonometric projection; in short, different ways and means of looking at the world. And so we find Vincenzo Latronico attempting to get in touch with E.T., a collection of Lucy McKenzie’s illusory quodlibets, a conversation between Jumana Manna and Robert Wyatt on art and ethics, a timely analysis of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” by Sarah Demeuse, along with other points of view from Mark de Silva, Jocelyn Penny Small, Abigail Reynolds, James Langdon ...

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PublisherMicrosoft2017
In late April, the Emirate of Dubai announced the release of its eponymous typeface, designed in conjunction with Microsoft and Monotype, which is both openly downloadable and bundled with Microsoft Office. A strikingly generic sans-serif built for some 23 languages, the typeface is designed to be easily read on any screen, at any size. It is marketed (in the dramatic language of too-serious PR campaigns) as simultaneously urban, global, ancient and modern: it aims to synthesize Dubai’s architectural futurism with heritage characters both Latin and Arabic. Like its namesake, the Dubai font wants to be anything for everyone — the ...

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PublisherBryce Wilner2017
Fälschungsershwerende Schrift is a font in one weight originally drawn by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1978. This version is based on a specimen that was published with the essay “Fälschungsershwerende Schrift” by Benjamin Tiven.

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IO
PublisherNate Pyper2017
IO is a font made using only two units: a straight line and a curved line. “All the capital letters of the alphabet may be written using several basic strokes, straight and curved, common to each letter,” said Bruno Munari. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherDavid Bennewith2016
Lincoln/MITRE fonts are studies of the typographic system designed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory for use in various displays on the early warning air defense computer network SAGE (1950s–1980s). This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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PublisherEmil Kozole2015
Project Seen is a typeface that is concerned with privacy and the interception of our communications by the NSA. It automatically strikes through so called “spook words” as they are written. Try typing anywhere on this website. “Seen” is a font that has a preloaded set of sensitive “spook words” that the NSA and other agencies are using to scan through our documents. The typeface can be used in any popular software such as Illustrator, Indesign, Word or in a browser. It can be used normally to write text as any other font does, but once one of these trigger words is ...

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Francisco Laranjo is a graphic designer based in Portugal and publisher of Modes of Criticism, a journal and research platform interested in critical graphic design. His writing has also been published on Design Observer, Eye, Creative Review, Grafik. In this episode, Francisco and I talk about Modes of Criticism and his goals for the project, parsing terms like critical and speculative graphic design, and how to use graphic design to critique politics, colonialization, and culture.

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Joe Potts is a graphic designer, educator, artist, and writer working with found and synthesized images, sound, typography, and language. He teaches typography and graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design and the University of Southern California, and is the founding director of the Southland Institute (for critical, durational, and typographic post-studio practices). In this episode, Joe and I talk about the Southland Institute, both why it exists and what it’s trying to do, the economic burdens of design education, and the value of building an interdisciplinary practice.

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Liz Danzico is part designer, part writer, and part educator. She’s currently the creative director at NPR, where she oversees both the visual and user experience of NPR’s digital platforms and content; chair and co-founder of SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design program; and has written about design for publications like Eye, Fortune, and Interactions Magazine as well as her own site, Bobulate. In this episode, I talk to Liz about the connections between design and writing, the role of criticism in her own work, and intersections between technology, media, journalism, and design.

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On this week’s episode of Scratching the Surface, I’m joined by the design writer Steven Heller! Heller is the author or co-author of over one hundred books on design and visual culture, co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author program, and helped start SVA’s Design Criticism and Interaction Design programs. Steven and I talk about his career, design writing, and why most publications don’t need graphic design critics.

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PublisherDavid Bennewith2016
Stanley Smith is a hard-graft of Stanley Morison’s ubiquitous typeface Times New Roman and Adidas’s ubiquitous tennis shoe Stan Smith.

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PublisherO-R-G2015
Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens has made clocks for years. Starting somewhere around 1968, Karel attached new faces to existing clock mechanisms to produce graphic compositions, which by their nature, are constantly changing. This screensaver works the same way. Based on a wall clock designed by Karel for his exhibition at P! this fall in New York, the screensaver software uses three yellow and blue spinning disks to display the hours, minutes, and seconds of the current time. It does very little, other than spin contentedly. But, on the way, the passing of time produces a collection of graphic arrangements as ...

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PublisherBeautiful Company2010
Times Dot is a version of Times New Roman whose “i” and “j” dots have been enlarged by 190%. This title was included in Library Stack as part of the collection Open Font License, by Bryce Wilner.

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