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Women in Graphic Design

December 2012
From the publisher: "Why do apparently so few women feature in the history of design? Why is it still the case that so few women speak at conferences? Why are previously well-known women ‘forgotten’? What effects does the gender debate have on today’s everyday working life? Are women judged today solely on the basis of their quality of work? Since professionalization began, female graphic designers have been working actively and successfully, but the artificial synthesis of masculinity and artistic genius has repeatedly prevented women — with few exceptions — to be recognised in ‘official’ design history. Still today, despite the claim that the gender issue is obsolete in graphic design, only a tiny percentage of active female designers enjoy public acclaim. This opulently illustrated volume sets out to fill this gap. It presents significant female designers and portrays their paths to professionalization, with numerous short biographies alongside essays, sources and detailed discussions with currently well-known female designers."
The book is available in the US and Europe.
    
December 2012

Leaving Rosetta

Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, co-founders of Rosetta Type Foundry, announced that on November 1st 2012, they ceased their involvement with the Rosetta Type Foundry. They are taking this step to strengthen their focus on the improvement and further development of the TypeTogether retail library and tailored fonts service. As such, new and exciting releases are planned for the first half of 2013, which will cover extended language support and multiple scripts.

November 2012

Codex 2

The long-awaited second issue of the Codex magazine, published by John Boardley, features an extensive article on the work of Czech type designer Oldřich Menhart. Paul Shaw collaborated with Veronika, whose dissertation for her MA at the University of Reading, served as one of the main sources of information. The articles takes a new look, more from a calligraphic point of view, and includes a selection of commented revivals of Menhart's typefaces. It sheds yet another light on his remarkable work. See some images here.
Btw, the Codex website uses our Karmina Sans as main body text.

November 2012

Exhibition

We are delighted that two of our typefamilies are part of the exhibition "Types for the New Century shaping the words of the future". It has been curated by Will Hill, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, and coordinated by The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. This international exhibition on contemporary type design features outstanding typefaces from the 10 years including illuminaries, such as Gerard Unger, Mathew Carter and Jonathan Barnbrook. The more we are happy to share the space and show Karmina and Bree.
October 2012

PAGE

The November issue of German magazine PAGE is featuring one of our latest releases, Iskra, by Tom Grace. Iskra, a sans serif, was conceived to challenge the limits between utilitarian and decorative. Sporting a low-contrast profile, it is a study of bridled energy in the Cyrillic and Latin scripts.
September 2012

TYPO mag

The Czech TYPO magazine published, in its most recent issue Nr. 48, an article about a selection of winners of the ED-Awards 2012. Abril received Gold in the 'Original typeface' category. TYPO conducted a short interview why Abril was submitted and what differentiates Abril from other roman typefaces on the market.
August 2012

"Creative scream"

José Scaglione was invited to deliver a lecture at the upcoming event Creative Scream in Rosario, Argentina. This yearly event gathers nearly 1000 designers at the Contemporary Expressions Center (CEC) for a 1-day conference. Scaglione will present a lecture about collaborative type design with a focus on typography for newspapers. For more information please visit www.elgritocreativo.com.ar/
August 2012

Type design trends

The typeface created by TypeTogether for the new LEVI's campaign was featured in Creative Bloq, a very interesting blog that that focuses on trends in different design fields. Click here to read the blog or find out more about the LEVI's project
July 2012

Dutch Profiles

Dutch Profiles, organised by DutchDFA, is a series of short documentaries about about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. The interviews, with both known and up-coming professionals, show the designer's way of working, their conceptual attitudes and thoughts and their surroundings. Gerard Unger's profile focuses not only on his past achievments with typefaces like Gulliver, but also shows some og his latest ideas and more experimental designs.
You can see two of his typefaces, Coranto 2 and Capitolium 2 in our type library.
June 2012

Conference

The Prague College of Design is organising an International Typographic and Lettering Conference, "Differing Accents" 11th to 14th June in Prague. They invited Veronika to speak about the work of Czech type designer Oldřich Menhart and his historical circumstances. Additionally she will present some of TypeTogether's projects.
May 2012

SND Sudamérica

The Society for News Design invited José Scaglione to lecture in the conference Postpapel that will be held in Buenos Aires on May 18. The conference focuses on editorial design for paper, web and mobile devices. Scaglione's lecture deals with the various roles of typefaces in the design of newspapers, and the challenges and possibilities related to new media platforms. More information and registration CLICK HERE
April 2012

TDC Tokyo

The Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2012 presenting the results of the Tokyo TDC Awards 2012 is being held at Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo from April 2, 2012. Period: April 02 -  25, 2012
The exhibition presents a total of 100 works including the award-winning and nominated works and works which won high marks at the primary selection.
We are happy that Abril Text & Display is part of this display.
March 2012

TDC talk

Veronika was invited to speak at the TDC in New York, coming month, 12th April. She will discuss her collaborative work within TypeTogether on type designs conceived for intensive editorial use. The focus will be on the complex issues behind technical, historical and theoretical aspects of these typefaces. How they are set, printed and read. Go to TDC website for details.
If you are in the area please come and join.
 

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