Latest from the Print & Typography Design category

The Venus Series – Ladislav Sutnar

Ladislav Sutnar is well known for his infographic designs and his ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear manner. For about 20 years Sutnar worked as an art director at F.W. Dodge’s Sweet’s Catalog Service, which was a company that produced catalogs of architecture and industrial products. However, in 1960 he left…

Gotham

Gotham is a typeface created by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. It is a font owned by Hoefler & Co. It was created in 2000 when GQ asked for a masculine geometric sans serif. It was specifically commissioned by Frere-Jones, but because they both were in a partnership, Hoefler & Co rightfully owns the typeface.…

Bodoni Typeface- Giambattista Bodoni

The Bodoni typeface was created by Giambattista Bodoni in 1798 and is now classified as a “transitional” or “modern” font type, depending on the iteration. There are five features which characterize this font: its strong difference between thick and thin lines, its unbracketed, thin serifs, its vertical axis, its horizontal stress, and it’s small x-height.…

Fregi E Majuscole- Giambattista Bodoni

The manuscript Fregi and Majuscole was the first manuscript published by Giambattista Bodoni in which he engraved his own type, fused the pages together, and from start to finish produced each aspect without anyone else’s help. This manuscript is noteworthy because it was the first of multiple manuscripts created by Bodoni for their visual appeal…

Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action

Although it isn’t the first book he had written, Visual Design in Action, originally published in 1961, is considered to be one of Sutnar’s most important books. The book is 188 pages long and in it, he showcases his achievements as a designer but also uses it as a model discussing the design principles that…

Marian Bantjes – Restraint

Restraint is the typeface that Marian Bantjes created in 2004. Although the typeface originally started off as a experiment made for fun, it eventually grew into a project that is so intricate and visually captivating. It combined both her graphic design and typography backgrounds into one ornamental and intricate font. It’s a very important piece because…

Marian Bantjes – Valentines 2008

Valentines 2008 was a continuation of Marian Bantjes’ work with hearts each Valentines Day. She is well known for her work with hearts as this is a series that she does every year and has even led to her working with designers such as Terron Schaefer on the Saks Heart for his Valentines collection. This…

Debbie Millman – 7Up Logo

In 1995, Debbie Millman was recruited by Sterling Brands (Heller, 2019). Sterling Brands, at the time, was a leading design firm. Debbie started in sales and then eventually worked her way up to being president of the company (Heller, 2019). One of her biggest projects while working with Sterling Brands was her work on the…

Debbie Millman – Burger King Logo

In 1995, Debbie Millman was recruited by Sterling Brands (Heller, 2019). Sterling Brands, at the time, was a leading design firm. Debbie started in sales and then eventually worked her way up to being president of the company (Heller, 2019). One of her biggest projects while working with Sterling Brands was her work on the…

Rogério Duarte Album Cover Design: Gilberto Gil

Rogério Duarte created this album cover in 1968 for Gilberto Gil, a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Gil is the center point on this album cover, surrounded by bold geometrics, and contrasting colors. His dark hair and clothing blends into the black background he stands in front of, emphasizing the lightness on his skin and…

Masamu Yanase’s Proletarian Literature

  Masamu Yanase, a Modern male artist from Japan, was a key influential member of the MAVO movement, which combined the Japanese Western style art and the Futurist art movement in the 1920s – 30s. Both Yanase along with Tomoyoshi Murayama, an artist who interpreted European modernism, were key influencers of this movement. During this…

Marlene Mccarty Invocation

One of Marlene Mccarty’s most recent designs, Invocation, is another drawing created with pen and ink, as well as graphite. The design was created for one of her presentations in Buffalo, New York, and is one of multiple drawings in a series, titled Into the Weeds. The purpose of this design is to show a…

Marlene Mccarty Baboon Island

One of Marlene Mccarty’s most popular designs, titled Baboon Island, depicts chimpanzees and humans living together in harmony. She created this piece with pen and ink and graphite in 2007. This design is one of many in a series, as she has other designs portraying similar themes. At first glance, Baboon Island seems a little…

Dead History

Project 1: Typeface design ‘Dead History’ P. Scott Makela loved using his emotions and passion for the present moment to help express his work. He created several typefaces to do just that, express what he needed to say at the time. One of Makela’s greatest acknowledgments was the Dead History typeface. It was a part…