Observations & storytelling as I stumble onto good, bad and ugly typography in the wild–and the discoveries that connect me to my every day design world.
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The Politics of Type
BY CARIMA EL-BEHAIRY
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"Typography influences every day decisions, perceptions and opinions, so why would it not influence the most important decision a nation makes – electing a leader?"
In The Politics of Type from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, partner of Buffalo-based P22 Type Foundry, Inc., Carima El-Bahairy breaks down the relationship between political campaign typography and campaign results. From Abraham Lincoln to Richard Nixon to Barack Obama to the 2016 Presidential Candidates, El-Bahairy presents an analysis of the effectiveness of various graphic identities employed on campaign buttons, bumper stickers and logos. She even predicts some 2016 winners based on their logos...time will tell!
Auditorium: Architectural Lettering to Moderne Type Family
BY MARISA TENBRINK
@ VOL 21
ON MAR 03, 2017
Marisa Ten Brink is a freelance graphic designer living near Astoria, South Dakota. She received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing an MFA in graphic design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can see more of Marisa's work here.
The Beauty of Type and Ligatures
BY JOHN LYTTLE
@ VOL 32
ON DEC 06, 2017
His passion for digital type, elegant ligatures, and creating effective publications led John Lyttle to taking a step back down a different path. For a change, he had a chance to take more control over the type he loves and produce it by hand. This change of pace offered this presenter a whole new flavor of reward.
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild
BY HUNTER NOACK
@ VOL 26
ON JUN 18, 2018
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.
Duet: The Art of Type Pairing
BY ANNETTE PRAPASIRI
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 12, 2019
Brand designer Annette Prapasiri sheds light on the various “voices” typefaces are trying to express in her presentation, Duet: The Art of Type Pairing. First reviewing type font families and basic type styling, she will reveal design tricks and tips, so you too can create a harmonious type display that aligns with your messaging.
Annette unashamedly owns her typography obsession that she tries to keep in check as part of her perfectionist recovery process. She highly recommends Saturday Night Live video skit 'Papyrus' for other recovering perfectionist designers through cathartic humor — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhlJNJopOQ