I was never interested in printing, the first thing I’d say when I came in to the studio in the morning was ‘I’m not interested in letterpress printing, I’m interested in what you can do with this stuff’” says Alan Kitching, one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints...

With over 4 years of professional experience, I have fumbled, struggled and survived” writes Hitesh Singhal, a graphic designer that has worked in different kind of organizations earning a diversified learning experience. “Working. At Ogilvy and Mather, New Delhi, I got first hand experience of how large-scale national campaigns are rolled out. At the daily newspaper office, Times of India, I learnt the virtues of speed and efficiency. At Fisheye Design working in...

With an abundance of A-list cinematographers and plenty of opportunities for glorious appearances from the stars of showbiz today, notable dates on the international film calendar, few events rival the spectacle and power of Cannes Film Festival. To celebrate this French we pay a tribute to renowned Jean-Luc Godard’s typography. “To me watching the films of Jean-Luc Godard is like watching a white Rauschenberg painting or...

It all began with a demand by students for the right to sleep with each other and it gradully became one of the greatest upheavals in French society since the revolution. “In 1938, France had 60,000 university students. In 1961, it had 240,000. By 1968, it had 605,000, as many as Britain, West Germany and Belgium combined” writes The Independent of the times the youth protested against the old. “Despite the overall rise in prosperity, and levels of education, De Gaulle’s France was...

It all started in Lucerne back in 2006, when Ivan Weiss and Michael Kryenbühl met each other. After spending 6-months in New York due to a grant by the Swiss government after winning the Swiss Design Awards, the duo opened their own studio Johnson / Kingston by the end of 2011. It is pretty obvious that these two are a combo in graphic design, inspiring each other and pushing the envelope forward. Their posters are unique. With type being not just an element but mostly...

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