Hello! I hope you have had a fabulous July. I have been super busy with Nicoleap consulting, TypographHer workshops, lectures and speaking, as well as spending some downtime in the print pavilion playing (read making a mess) with geometric letterpress experiments! It has been a hectic month - and I am very excited to announce...
TypographJournal vol03 is here!
Volume 03 sees Typograph.Journal expanding its community conversation to profile more of the exemplary work of industry, building upon the manifesto of passionate practice and continued learning established with volumes 01 and 02. The latest volume questions where maths and magic intersect in visual communication. Key sections explore:
- Visual metrics
- The common optical illusions at play in typography
- Modular approaches to type construction
- Typographic contrast and stress
- The tension between maths (rational) and magic (intuition) in design
- A new FreshBet Feature profiling experimental and expressive letterforms
- TypePorn showcasing featured fonts, and foundries.
With the decision to shine more of a spotlight on the great work and thinking of our community (and keep the document under 249gms) the format of the journal has evolved from the first two. One of the features that has been removed (in print) was the glossary which I still felt was crucially important to the journal. So I have taken the opportunity to start developing more online content to accompany the print format.
As well as launching volume 03 today, I have also made live the first draft of TypographGlossary. I will be expanding the content of the glossary regularly (not just when I release future print volumes). And it is my intention to revitalize the TypographHer website in coming months to create a better (more interactive) platform for knowledge exchange.
Volume 03 is 168pages printed 2 colour in Australia on Australian paper.
You can buy volume 03 of TypographJournal here (and use the exclusive TypographCommunity discount code TYPV03 to get $5.00 off your order. And check out the new TypographGlossary here - let me know if there is a term or vernacular you would like me to expand upon!
Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and support of the Journal. It is awesome to be collaborating with our community on this publication! Now onto this months TypoMusings (below)!