Hello! I hope you're well and killing it creatively - I am sure you are - as this community is freaking awesome!
April is keeping me on my toes (quite literally as I can only do horizontal or vertical at the moment due to a misaligned hip!) But I am here in your inbox (a little late!) with this months TypoMusings and am also super excited to share volume 04 of TypographJournal with you!
Volume 04 demonstrates how great design responds to limitations of technology, while not allowing itself to be constrained by it.
I have been composing a series of letterpress prints that translate letterforms between analogue and digital mediums. It was these visual experiments that sparked the content development for Typograph.Journal's latest issue.
The edition shines a spotlight on creative's who embrace technology in their work. We investigate the space between archaic design craftsmanship and todayâ€™s digital lead practices â€“ we also look at some fascinating projects that combine both old and new mediums. (There is a large letterpress focus in this issue!) #LonglivePrint!
In recent years, the design community has re-connected with slow media. Contemporary creatives embrace letterpress, calligraphy and working with their hands. We are once again recognising the value of traditional craftsmanship and honoring simple tools and processes. But we are not entirely steeped in nostalgia. Designers love emerging technology too! TypographJournal volume 04 examines expressive digital mediums that reference human gestures and the human condition. The content is not so concerned with the technicalities of the digital realm but rather the ideas that might redefine its boundaries or the way we practice and create.
The issue features a stellar line-up of design talent including The Doves Type, Gonzalo Hergueta and Lucas Benarroch, Starshaped Press, Craig Ward, Novo Typo, Dave Foster, Amy Papaelias, Resistenza, Matt Haynes, Jess Cruickshank, Kate Hursthouse, Steve Mitchell, Studio Lowbrow, Jamie Clarke and more.
The biggest volume yet, 04 is 192 pages printed (& bound) in Australia on Australian made Grange paper stock. I made a short video so you can preview the document here. Enter the code Chimpin20 at checkout to get a 20% discount on volume 04 (at http://www.typographher.com/typographher-shop/) as a thank you for your encouragement and support. I hope you enjoy the journal (& I welcome your feedback!)
The TypoMusings below should (hopefully) provide plenty of interest and inspiration for your weekend reading! Thanks again for being part of the TypographCommunity and have a fabulous weekend!