Latest Posts from Emily Reece

Waze

It’s no secret that traffic is a problem in Los Angeles, where the population is around 10 million. What makes it a problem, I have found, is it is unpredictable— there is not definitive “rush hour”— and it’s not limited to the weekdays. That’s why Waze is essential to travel in this city: it is…

Cholla

This is a sample from Hagmann’s typeface collection, Cholla, which was created in 1999. The artist was commissioned while at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, to work with art director Denise Gonzales Crisp and associate designer, Carla Figueroa, to develop unique fonts that captured the artistry and creativity of the school. Hagmann…

Sibylle Hagmann

Sibylle Hagmann is an award-winning typeface designer and the founder of the creative studio platform Kontour, based in Houston. Her work appears in many publications and is acclaimed by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan. Hagmann was born in 1965 in Switzerland and pursued an education in graphic design at the Basel…

Higher Learning (1995)

The opening title sequence visually communicates what Higher Learning is about by the way it uses typography to introduce the cast and production members. The font itself has a playful and informal tone but it’s also a bold, intimidating font, especially since it is in capital letters. The stark contrast of the almost-fluorescent white against…