News 04/2014

Teaching Type To Talk

Accompanying the revolutionary spirit taking hold of American culture in the mid-1960s and 1970s, American graphic designer Alan Peckolick heralded a movement in graphic design, known as expressive typography. Along with his mentor and icon Herb Lubalin, Peckolick called for a new caliber of design: Dreaming up and hand-drawing letterforms that had never existed before, with type, which once exclusively played a supporting role to the graphic image, now taking center stage.

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Carin Goldberg awarded the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize for 2014–2015

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Pioneering publishers GraphicDesign& are pleased to announce their latest book, Golden Meaning: Fifty-five graphic experiments. GraphicDesign& was founded by new AGI member Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, to create books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and that value that it brings. In this GraphicDesign& Mathematics title a diverse range of international design practitioners –including AGI members Bibliothèque, George Hardie, Alan Kitching, Elisabeth Kopf, Hamish Muir, Vaughan Oliver, Dean Poole, R2 and Catherine Zask – explore and communicate the golden mean with wit, wisdom, science, stories, typography, time, curiosity and even cuisine.

Golden Meaning: Fifty-five graphic experiments

Golden Meaning: Fifty-five graphic experiments

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Graphic Novel Number Four

Seymour Chwast has designed, illustrated and adapted works from classic literature. His first graphic novel, Dante’s Divine Comedy, was followed by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Homer’s Odyssey.

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Don’t Brand My Public Space

Ruedi Baur, Sébastien Thiery, Civic City, Head Genève, EnsadLab
Lars Müller Publishers

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The American Institute of Graphic Arts, with 67 local chapters and  over 23,000 active members, is one of the world’s most influential design organizations. The Institute will present its Centennial Edition Medal to: “Visionary American designers whose influence has been critical to design's achievements during the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st.” Richard Danne will be a recipient of the 2014 AIGA Medal presented at “Bright Lights” on April 25 in New York City.

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Pierre Hermé Paris Package Design

These three package designs, characterized by joint-free, smooth curves and a delicate white texture, are for the most well-known Pierre Hermé pastry, Ispahan; shaped like whipped cream, like dough pressed lightly by a single digit, like a round of fluffy, resilient pure whiteness, all three delicately wrap these luxe pastries.

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Thomas Couderc work updates

Thomas Couderc has updated their work, see it here.

Clément Vauchez work updates

Clément Vauchez has updated their work, see it here.

Alexandre Dimos work updates

Alexandre Dimos has updated their work, see it here.

Yu Guang work updates

Yu Guang has updated their work, see it here.

Alan Chan work updates

Alan Chan has updated their work, see it here.