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Use Responsibly (Even If It's Helvetica)

I had never been too interested in typography up until now, when I started my degree in Illustration. Nowadays, I end up being frustrated with every project I get as I slowly realise: type is everywhere and sometimes you just simply can’t get away with ‘Ahh, that will do.’ The horrible thing about all this is that the more research I do, the more lost I feel. 404 more words

Communication Design

Type Americana Lecture

Oswald Cooper:

Attacked by an itch to work with type.

Type Americana 2. Lectures & Workshops | May 4-6 2013. Seattle, USA.

Presented by Paul Shaw… 86 more words

Events

NOT Helvetica

On the New York City subway, Helvetica is king. It’s arguably ideal for the job: clean, legible, and toneless. Every piece of signage is in that demure Swiss typeface and only the historic terra-cotta wall mosaics dare venture outside of its staid sans-serif kingdom. 165 more words

Lettering

Typography Sketchbooks

Weighing in at just over 3 pounds and 350 pages – Typography Sketchbook features the doodlings of nearly 120 designers & typographers from their personal notebooks – including Erikk Spiekermann, Milton Glaser, Maira Calman & Paul Shaw. 28 more words

Fontgear

Gateshead FC: Athletics Stadiums and The Prince Consort

Four weeks in to the new season and a club from the North East is sitting proudly above all the other clubs in their division.  It is not one of the big three clubs of Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough, nor is it Hartlepool or Darlington.  907 more words

North East

NY Subway’s Long Dance With a Typeface

The MTA New York Subway system has seen itself visually defined by its appropriately chosen usage and adoption of Helvetica as its font. Together with colorful bubbles, the visual pairing has become an icon in its own sense creating a familiarity for both locals and visitors alike. 99 more words

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