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George Orwell’s 1984: 70 years after, the world’s first dystopian novel is as relevant as ever

2019-06-14T12:20:01+02:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  George Orwell, 1984, Anniversary, quotes, dystopia, surveillance, United Nations, Big Brother, facebook, Donald Trump, BBC, author “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Seventy years after the publication of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the book's first lines are a crystal clear warning of what we have become. Observed, angry, [...]

Re-Inc X Pentagram: a reversed “e”​ just in time for the win in Women’s World Cup and beyond

2019-06-14T12:19:20+02:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019, Women's World Cup, fifa, Pentagram, Re-Inc, soccer, U.S., fashion, visual branding, lower case, typeface, Raoul Gottschling, Eddie Opara, La Nord Founded by Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Meghan Klingenberg, and Tobin Heath, the four World Cup champions “whose time on the USWNT has taught them how to [...]

Fonts for Freedom: typography is the real weaponry for Reporters without Borders

2019-06-13T12:19:29+02:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  oppression, freedom of speech, campaign, NGO, award, Gutenberg, library, Leipzig, Serviceplan, fonts, typefaces, Fonts For Freedom, initiative, Erdogan, posters, exhibition More and more media organizations are censored or closed and journalists arrested. In 2018 alone, over 140 media organisations around the world have been censored or closed including several daily newspapers. These are drastic [...]

God save typography: Regal fonts to the rescue in the latest Font Sunday frenzy

2019-06-11T12:19:42+02:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  Regal Pro, Parachute, Panos Vassiliou, type foundry, typeface, fonts, Design Museum, twitter, FontSunday, Vasilis Marmatakis, type design It was a very Regal Sunday over at Twitter this past weekend with a totally British reason. To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday the Design Museum dedicated it's Font Sunday theme to regal fonts. With plenty of [...]

Susan Kare: the icon of icons receives Cooper Hewitt’s Lifetime Achievement Award

2019-06-07T12:19:11+02:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  Cooper Hewitt, awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, Susan Kare, National Design Awards, White House, Mac, Steve Jobs, bitmap, Icons, typefaces, fonts, Paul Rand, Silicon Valley Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards, launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council bringing national recognition to the ways in which design [...]

Truth be told: Extinction Rebellion, MinaLima, Superunion & more in Birmingham Design Festival 2019

2019-06-06T12:19:14+02:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  Birmingham, Birmingham Design Festival, festival, Graphic Design, Extinction Rebellion, MinaLima, Superunion, lectures, Exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops With over 50 free talks alongside a host of free exhibitions, screenings, pop-ups and more venues around the city the second Birmingham Design Festival is totally a celebration of the local, national and international design industry. The festival kicks [...]

Apple WWDC 19: the fonts are coming for you in Apple’s latest keynote event

2019-06-05T12:19:10+02:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags  Apple, WWDC 2019, serif, typeface, San Francisco, New York, App Store, fonts, font shop, adobe, DynaComware, Founder, Monotype, Morisawa, type foundry, Susan Kare, MoMA, Steve Jobs, bitmap, iPad, iPhone, developers It is regarded as a game-changing evolution for the fonts industry and it has been hailed as one of this year's Apple WWDC 2019 [...]

Cinematography: The voice of typography

2019-05-26T15:08:02+02:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tags type design, closing titles, Opening titles, Saul Bass, Dan Perri, Alfred Hitchcock, Pablo Ferro, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Gaspar Noe, Charlie Chaplin, Jean-Luc Godard, movie, cinematography, typography, Tom Kan, Woody Allen, Windsor, Barbara Kruger If one thinks of Typography, in the context of Cinema, one thinks immediately and obviously of the opening and closing [...]

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