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Hi, Hope you've had a fantastic weekend!

The above image is a sneak peek at the print series I have been playing with this month. When I was invited to create a print inspired by Brisbane I jumped at the task!  It was a particularly well-timed invitation as I am currently dividing my time between Australia and New Zealand, and am in the process of cleaning, dismantling and shipping my presses (and type) to New Zealand, so it seemed fitting that one of the last prints I create here in Aus would be a love letter (of sorts) to a city that stole my heart (and that I have called home for the last 13 years).

The series is not quite finished - there are five variations, (3 are to be editions of 10) and one of my love letters to Brisbane will be used to promote the 2017 Brisbane Open House . I have enjoyed working on these prints and will share more about the process and edition via the blog closer to the event launch. Those of you curious to see how I mapped Brisbane with geographic and typographic rivers can see more of my play via Instagram.

I hope you also had a project that made your heart swell (or perhaps skip a beat?!) this month - it is always a pleasure to work on something that you're emotionally invested in!

Enjoy the TypoMusings below, and all the very best from a sunny winters Sunday in Brisbane!

Nicole
Paul McNeil's Visual History of Type available for pre-order. This exciting new book is a comprehensive, detailed survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century to the present day.
PRINT Summer 2017 | The Typography Issue Features Women of Words profiling 10 of the most talented female creatives living and breathing letters today. Pictured here is the very talented Liron Lavi Turkenich who was deservedly profiled among print's top 10 alongside other lady luminaries like Jess Hische. You can also read more about Liron and her typeface that Merges Hebrew and Arabic Letterforms in this AIGA feature.
Emerging Type Talent Tasnima Tanzim Is recipient of the 2017 Beatrice Warde Scholarship Monotoype's Nadine Chahine profiles Tasnima on her acceptance of this prestigious award which celebrates ‘the first lady of typography’. (Tasnima’s beautiful certificate was hand-lettered by Martina Flor)
An exciting new french foundry bringing the nations typographic style to the world. While the collective is just new I am  excited to see what is next for the 205TF foundry - it's a wonderful concept and with so much talent collaborating on creating and curating high-quality fonts I think it is fair for us to be expecting Tres Magnifique things!

Venue pays tribute to rebels and rockers, this imaginative and playful collection beats to it's own drum!

It is heartening to see organisations doing their part to provide leadership and stand for social causes when the political environment is such a circus. Adidas recently asked female artists to design One-of-a-Kind Kicks for all 50 states to "BOOST the Nation" and empower women to address gender equity through sport.
The first international speakers for Typism were announced last week - San Diego Letterers Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog are best friends and business partners. When not up ladders painting murals, the two can be found drinking and interviewing their favourite lettering artists on their Drunk on Lettering Podcast! The line up is epic - read more about the talent and grab your ticket here.

GRANSHAN is the hub for global visual identity. Celebrating non-Latin typefaces and typography, design and communication that enable communities to develop culture and enterprises in a balance between local, regional, and global.

An Alphabetic Peep Show - The team at Better Letters launched a new website packed with excellent type-centric events including a Glowing Alphabet Peep Show for the 2017 London Design Festival.
Last week I spent a day at the leftbank gallery learning how to make porcelain vessels with ceramicist Larissa Warren - it was tremendous fun - while in the gallery I was captivated with these beautiful monocramatic works by local artist Sally Wright. If you're in SEQ (or further afield!) I highly reccomend checking the gallery out.
ATypI’s 60th anniversary event runs  12–16 September in Montréal, the 61st annual conference will cover five type-filled days and nights and promises to engage, entertain, and inspire you.
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