Many specialist typographers are so hung up on creating beautiful, dramatic or unusual letterforms that the purely graphic components of their creations are sometimes overlooked. Others, however, take pride in giving equal weight to both words and visuals – and, indeed, shape their designs in such a way that they compliment each other perfectly. We look at the work of five designers who excel at producing this combined effect. http://idnworld.com/mags/?id=v20n2
Feature: Typography Special
Reading between the lines
There is pure typography — letter-forms designed to make the biggest, or most original impact — and then what we might term subsidiary or auxiliary typography, one in which the type-faces are specifically chosen or constructed to convey the meaning of the words they spell out, and to integrate seamlessly into the overall design.
In this special feature article, we have asked five leading creatives who have mastered the art of combining words with visuals, and of infusing their alphabets with the “spirit” of the messages they set out to communicate, to explain how they go about their subtle task. And, of course, to demonstrate how they do it.
Featuring: Alander Wong | More Tong | Pedro Luis | Gemma Goode | Anthony Neil Dart
Anthony Neil Dart
Motion Gallery: Titling
Today’s titans of Titling
Nowadays, more than ever, the opening sequences of a movie or TV show are a crucial way of distinguishing them. And with contemporary technology, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creative ingenuity. We bring you the work and words of three of the most talented exponents of the art of modern title design.
Featuring: Momoco | Physalia | Tony Zagoraios and more!
Creative Country: Turkey
Standing at the crossroads of design
Now enjoying the second fastest-growing economy in the world, Turkey is grappling with the happy dilemma of how best to spend its newfound wealth. Traditionally a border-land between West and East, it appears to be looking more towards Europe – it has applied to join the EU – while not dismissing its distinguished Islamic heritage. Like young designers everywhere, today’s generation has been globalised by easy Internet access and is struggling to find its own “voice” amid this international Tower of Babel.
Featuring: Cengiz Bodur | Cigdem Michalski | Esen Karol | Murat Pak | Ouchhh | Selçuk Oren | Yigit Karagoz
Studio: Innovative Europe
2013 Designers | Vanessa Vanselow | Lo Siento | Astrid Stavro Studio | Konrad Sybilski | Mainstudio
Idea: The Coming-of-Age of Street Art
Steed Taylor | Above | Remed
Idea: The New Pattern-Makers
Artiva Design | Cooee | Evelin Kasikov
Typography: A Single Typeface with Many Uses
Rolando G Alcantara
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