Archive for January, 2019

Bauhaus, 1919-1928

Bauhaus, 1919-1928 by Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, and Ise Gropius (1938) Subjective Bauhaus was published by the Museum of Modern Art and it was distributed by the New York Graphic Society. As I approached the book it caught my eye. It instantly lured me in and I was overrun by fascination. The book was rather…

Food (Fonts) for Thought

While walking down the aisles at the grocery store, I started to analyze various products on the shelves based on a few categories. I looked at their typography style, graphics, packaging colors and characteristics. This box of Little Bites caught my eye specifically because of the font. I thought it was interesting how Entenmann’s design…

Helvetica: A Documentary Film

A typeface of every age or the monotone voice of the type world. The creation of Helvetica, originally called Die Neue Haas Grotesk, by Miedinger and Hoffmann sparked a queue of modernist type standard and of eventual controversy. In an age of reconstructing the design standard, Helvetica was birthed out of Münchenstien, Switzerland as a…

Marian Bantjes: Intricate Beauty by Design

Before watching this talk given by a prominent modern graphic artist, I had not heard of Marian Bantjes, but I had unknowingly been exposed to her work due to her exposure and prominence in today’s media. Bantjes was a graphic designer for over twenty years before breaking out from the mold and creating her own…

Matthew Carter: My Life in Type

In his TedTalk titled Matthew Carter: My Life in Type, Matthew Carter, a British typeface designer for an array of widely used fonts, details his typographic journey and materialization of type throughout a time of high-speed technological innovation. I personally appreciated Carter’s candidacy in revealing the setbacks and flaws behind eventual typographic successes. It is…

Matthew Carter: My Life in Type

Being able to see the evolution of typeface through the eyes of one of the most influential graphic designers for fonts has taught me a lot about the intricacies of its de0velopment that I would otherwise never have even considered as existing issues. For example, the rapidly changing technology from small-print phone books to low…

RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

I was looking at the list of books we could review, even before visiting the collection, and I took no time in deciding that I will be reviewing Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the reason being Omar, a poet who wrote in Persian. I can understand Persian in bits and pieces because of the similarity of…

Mrs Eaves (OT Roman)

Mrs Eaves is a serif font that was designed in 1996 by Zuzana Licko. It was styled after the well known font, Baskerville, which was named after the designer John Baskerville. As a sort of tribute, Mrs Eaves was named after Baskerville’s live in housekeeper, Sarah Eaves, whom he ended up marrying. Licko modeled her…

Input Serif Thin

Input Serif was created by David Jonathan Ross from Southern California. he began drawing type while he was attending Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. He has designed a handful of type faces including a “Wild West” face called Manicotti. His designs range from reversed stress slab serifs from the 19th century to the Art Deco…

Matthew Carter: My Life in Type

Throughout Carter’s works as a typeface designer, he has noted a strong connection between the current technology and his design of type. He was required to learn and use several new technologies over his design career including photography, digital technology, desktop introduction, screen design, and the internet. These new technologies may seem like they would…

Regulator Nova Cameo

This font was designed by Rian Hughes; a British designer and illustrator. Hughes has worked on American and British comics (as both a designer, typographer, and illustrator). His work includes many logo designs for DC and Marvel; including Batman and Robin, Batgirl, Captain America, and Wolverine. He has also designed CD covers and vinyl sleeves…