Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category
It goes without saying how important typefaces are in the world of visual communication; whether it’s for the copy of a corporate catalogue or custom typeface for a logotype, as designers we all make decisions on the choices of typefaces we pick for each job, based on how appropriate and effective it is for the particular job. Although there are very successful designers out there who actively stick to a handful of typefaces and rarely venture into more unfamiliar choices, (Saving that for another post!) I am more excited and drawn to the wide array of new typefaces that are being released for us to use.
Michael C Place has been consistently producing great pieces of design now for over two decades. Straight out of college he worked for Trevor Jackson (not a bad way to start off your career) before moving on to work with Ian Anderson at The Designers Republic, where he spent over 8 years developing his skills alongside the likes of Matt Pyke (Universal Everything) and David Bailey (Kiosk).
Nick Asbury is one half of Asbury & Asbury, which is a creative partnership with designer Sue Asbury (who just happens to be his wife). They work independently as well as teaming up to collaborate on certain projects – including having their own books published.
Calligraphy is a skill that I’m always in awe of – It treads the line between effortless and impossible. One man who has mastered this art is Keith Morris.
We recently posted the Enter The Void ‘typographic storm’ after being struck by its unforgiving brutality, not to mention the obvious care and craft that had gone in to making it. After much discussion and analysis, we decided to go straight to the guy who designed it (Tom Kan) and ask him a couple of questions…
The Caseroom Press produce wonderfully eclectic and experimental books. They’ve received much acclaim and recognition over the years — in fact most of their site seems to have an award logo on each page — this includes a much-respected ISTD Premier Award for The Ghost in the Fog. I asked Caseroom members (and former tutors), Barrie Tullett and Philippa Wood, a few questions about their on-going experimentation and love for typography (oh, how the tables have turned)…
The Umlaut is a free display type foundry from designer Andy Cooke. The foundry’s website is currently in progress, but is open to submissions. Why The Umlaut, you ask? “An Umlaut is a typographical character used within the alphabet, but lacking a place in the alphabetical order”. Looks promising. Here we are, catching up with Andy.