Subversive. Personal. Obsessive. Radical. There is no mistaking the work of Seymour Chwast. As co-founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium—from posters, advertisements, book jackets, and magazine covers to album covers, product packaging, typography, and children’s books. His pioneering role as a designer...

Ever since she won the ADC Young Guns award back in 2008, Typographer extraordinaire Marta Cerdà Alimbau brought her vivid interpretation of letterforms to many projects and many cities. Her resume, decent if not impressive, proves that this woman values the richness of our world and brings it to life for numerous clients - Marta has worked for Coca-Cola, the Penguin publishing house and and Ray-Ban to name a few. Based in Amsterdam for the time being this nomad of creativity is...

Ever since it was founded, back in 2014, Typograph.Journal celebrates the creative process of the world’s best and brightest typographers, type designers, letterers, calligraphers, and printmakers. Typograph.Journal is a series of experimental 5x7 printed documents written by designers for designers. The journal blends design thinking and discourse, with curated ‘eye candy’, appealing to academics, professionals and students alike. The layout, visual devices and...

Born on the 15th of April in Hague, Dutch designer, thinker, lecturer, artist and polymath Jurriaan Schrofer is regarded one of the most defining yet least known figures in European graphic design in the 1950s-70s. Schrofer began his career in the postwar years and died in 1990 sliping his typographic brilliance into history almost unnoticed. “Schrofer designed some of the major publications of Dutch intellectual life, such as...

Japan’s print culture goes back hundreds of years and “that won’t change soon” says Tsutomu Ishizaki to Monocle’s Fiona Wilson. “It might look like Japanese magazines are behind on the digital front but that’s partly because the people involved in the print business here take it very seriously and want to do it properly. Of course, if someone can create a model that makes money out of digital then more people will shift there but...

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