Archivo de la etiqueta: tipografía

Top ten tipográfico

El Top Ten de las tipografías usadas por los diseñadores de libros ganadores de premios. La American Association of University Presses (AAUP) edita anualmente un libro que recoge lo mejor del diseño gráfico editorial en el apartado de libros. Uno de los datos que aparecen en la descripción de los trabajos es el de la familia tipográfica empleada y a partir de este dato se puede generar una clasificación de las 10 tipografías mas usadas en el diseño de libros en los Estados Unidos, en los últimos tres años.
En la selección además de las tipografías ganadoras se incluyen alternativas similares que ofrecen legibilidad, belleza y función para el diseño de libros y revistas.

1. Minion
Alternativas: FF Meta Serif / Karmina / Mentor
2. ITC New Baskerville
Alternativas: Baskerville 1757 / Baskerville 10 / Mrs. Eaves / Athelas / FF Clifford
3. FF Scala & 4. FF Scala Sans
Alternativas: FF Nexus Serif  / Fresco / FF Tisa / Dolly
5. Adobe Garamond
Alternativas: Garamond Premier / MVB Verdigris / Laurentian / Arnhem / FF Parango
6. Trade Gothic
Alternativas: Benton Sans / Spiegel / Bulldog
7. Electra
Alternativas: Eldorado / Californian / Fairfield
8. Fournier
9. Dante
Alternativas: ITC Galliard / Iowan Old Style / Columbus / Albertina
10. DIN
Alternativas: Vafle / FF Netto / Klavika / Conduit / Malmö Sans

Otras tipografías que no han entrado entre las 10 primeras pero que tienen una fuerte presencia en el diseño editorial son: Gotham / Helvetica Neue / Akzidenz Grotesk / Futura / Sabon / Bembo / Bodoni / Filosofia / Monotype Grotesque / Interstate / FF Quadraat Sans / FF Clifford

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onlab Summer School

In the past few years onlab had been invited to several universities and art schools in Europe to teach as visiting professors.
onlab is interested in the practical discourse and so our main objective in teaching is to establish the missing link between academic teaching and professional practice. Decision-making under time pressure, selection of sophisticated yet efficient production techniques, and transdisciplinary collaborative skills are usually only acquired after entering professional life. It is possible, however, to develop these skills beforehand.
We are therefore planning to start our own Summer School in Berlin in August / September 2011. We will offer a 2 week workshop as well as a parallel program with public lectures and discussions with professionals of diverse backgrounds.
The application process will start next year in spring. If you’re interested send an email to [email protected] Please don’t send your portfolios or questions yet – this is just to set up a mailing list to provide more information soon. Please do spread the word!

To get an idea of onlab’s teaching approach check some of the topics of lasts year’s workshops:

‘Ménage à 3’ – 3 weeks, 3 teams, 3 guests, 3 products
Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany
Commonly «Ménage à Trois» signifies the relationship between three people. Which methods of editorial design can help to capture the essence of a person? Which possibilities can be used to communicate individual content and character? And how to create a magazine within one week?
The student’s task was to portray three guests that were invited to spend a day in the Bauhaus. They were to produce a magazine consisting of three issues, each dedicated to one person – Rachel de Joode, Barbara Stauss and Mika Mischler – to be completed in one intensive week. Each week three student groups contributed three booklets to the issue. The teams were to conduct interviews, develop concepts, edit content, and finally design the booklet and oversee its production. They experienced the entire production process of a magazine within a short period.

9 locations to find: a poster scavenger hunt!
Hyperwerk, FHNW Basel, Switzerland
The idea finding process was the focus of the workhsop. The students were to extract the essential and convey information in the subtlest way possible. The very challenge and excitement of a scavenger hunt is to give hints and to codify information neither being too cryptical nor too explicit. This fine line promises experimental dimensions in the use of communication strategies and visual language. And so each poster was designed as an indication of the next location. On the final scavenger hunt the group had to decode each other’s posters in order to find their way through the city which was great fun!

An experiment on designing alternative magazines
University of the Arts Bremen, Germany
During his teaching assignment in Bremen, Nicolas asked his students to explore new and challenging ways of designing around a topic that is commonly communicated in rather plain ways in mainstream media. ‘Sex’ was the topic and the students were to give it multiple meanings and readings. Everyone relates to the topic of sex in a very personal way. To articulate a subjective angle and to find an adequate formal approach was the core challenge. The result is real pleasure.

‘Exercices de style’
1 week, 1 book, 1 story and 34 ways of designing it
School of Applied Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
After teaching there as visiting professor earlier this year, Thibaud is now holding a permanent teaching position at the School of Applied Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He had been invited to hold a workshop where he invited Anna Haas, Adeline Mollard, Linda Hintz, Yassin Baggar, and Matthias Hübner to collaborate.
‘Exercices de Style’ by Raimond Queneau is a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, each in a different style. In this workshop, every student was given one version of the story with the task to study the whole span of editorial forms and develop a visual concept for each version. A book with over 300 pages gathering 34 reinterpretations was produced in limited edition and exhibited in the school.

‘Design from outer space’
Shares of a whole: An image subdivided into 28 parts
College of Education Bern, Switzerland
Teaching to non-designers was a new experience and the concept of the workshop had to relate to the student’s future jobs as school teachers. Therefore onlab chose a pedagogical method in which the working process was at the very fore and the formal results were secondary.
An ASCII-rastered portrait of the astronaut James A. McDivitt, commander of Gemini IV, was subdivided in 28 framed pieces. Every student received a frame with a abstract fragment of the portrait without knowing that they are parts of a whole. The students had two days to freely interpret the pattern under the topic ‘design from outer space’. Exploring graphic expressions and visual languages based on an abstract pattern was the underlying strategy to reveal the manifold approaches that are possible to tackle any design problem.

Les Bureau des Affaires typographiques

Bureau des affaires typographiques is pleased to invite you to the release party of its new typeface, Adso. This event will be held on December 2 at Artazart bookshop in Paris. It will feature, among other, screenings, interactive animations, and will of course be an opportunity for a typophiles meeting.
Artazart party
Thursday, December 2
83 quai Valmy, 75010 Paris, France
Free admission, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Subscribe to the Adso Club ! Club Adso is a new concept that B·A·T is offering to its readers, to discover the making-of a typeface design, its history and universe (ebook, videos, animation…). Club members will also benefit from exclusive deals. It’s free, no strings attached, and you receive gifts !. Adso Club,
Adso has been created par Bruno Bernard between 2005 and 2010. Acting as a robust yet refined display typeface, strong and sweet, Adso allies the modernity of uncluttered shapes to the noble beauty of blackletter structures. Adso is the first outcome of a research lead by its designer on the possibilities of reintroducing gothic scripts in the comtemporary world.

Les Bureau des affaires typographiques

Selected, Graphic Design from Europe

Selected Graphic Design from Europe es un evento de dos días en el que Index Book reunirá a profesionales de toda Europa para intercambiar ideas y soluciones creativas, y ponerlas en común, a través de conferencias y talleres.
Reservate el 25 y el 26 de marzo. De momento aquí tenéis un avance del programa

25/03/11 Musa WorkLab / Studio Dumbar – Marc van der Heijde / Stereoplastika – Alberto Rodríguez / Isidro Ferrer
26/03/11 Ruska, Martín – Roman Ruska y Francisca Martín / Serial Cut™- Sergio del Puerto / Andreas Müller – Nanika / Turner Duckworth- Bruce Duckworth

25/03/11 Handmade still life – Sergio del Puerto – Serial Cut™ / Map your bag – Inge Gobert – St. Lukas Hogeschool / Módulos, letras, palabras – Laura Meseguer / Una palabra vale más que mil imágenes – Mar Guerrero y Montse Sabater / Integración en Motion Graphics (Compositing) – César Peña Ortigosa – Lab. Informática
26/03/11 Paper Stop Motion – Aimée Campos – Offf Atelier / Single Sentence Manifesto – Frank Philippin – University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt / SelfPackaging Josep M. Garrofé / Toca, pellizca, agita y mueve – Pirata London / Taller de animación – Rafael Cano – Lab. Informática

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Old & New – Design Manual for Revitalizing Existing Buildings

onlab designed a new architecture publication for Birkhäuser – out now!’Old & New’ is a comprehensive documentation of design concepts that illustrate the entire range of dealing with existing buildings. Residential projects as well as spectacular building types are introduced in three chapters ‘addition’, ‘transformation’ and ‘conversion’.
The cover is a metaphor for the book’s content.
The decision not to show buildings on the cover was done in favor of illustrating a metaphor for the three chapters. A threepart typographic model, which reads ‘OLD’ and ‘NEW’ at once, was developed following the three principles ‘addition’, ‘transformation’ and ‘conversion’: to achieve a subtle reference to architecture we converted two-dimensional typography into a three-dimensional model. We added the words ‘OLD’ and ‘NEW’ by transforming two letters into one object. The result is a metaphor for the content which simultaneously reads the book’s title.
The page layout follows a compact design pattern and a strict separation of image pages and informational pages enables the reader to navigate easily through the book.
To provide easy comparison of projects and to help supply valuable information for designers and planners, onlab designed information graphics illustrating the detailed project data. On the contents page all facts and figures are compiled as an add-on to the Table of Contents and inside the chapters data is respectively assigned to the specific projects.

Published by: Birkhäuser Verlag
Edited by: Frank Peter Jäger
Creative Direction, Art Direction, Design: onlab
Cover photography: Michel Bonvin
Illustrations by: Sam Green
onlab, Berlin-

Tipografía para sentarse

El diseñador alemán Sascha Grewe ha creado todas las letras del alfabeto convertidas en muebles para sentarse!

Una auténtica delicia para diseñadores gráficos, que además se puede personalizar con una amplia paleta de 147 colores. De 44 cm de altura y huecos en su interior, se pueden usar también para guardar cosas dentro. Quizás estos taburetes no son los más cómodos que existen, pero me encantan!

Ver y mirar. El detalle de las letras

11 al 21 de diciembre 2008
Espacio Menos 1. Palma 28 Madrid

La revista Iconographic magazine organiza la exposición Ver y mirar. El detalle de las letras. La exposición coincide con el lanzamiento del segundo número, Ciudad y Tipografía, monográfico dedicado a la tipografía en entornos urbanos.
Ese es precisamente el tema de la exposición, la tipografía urbana, y su punto fuerte es la participación de todos aquellos que estén interesados en la tipografía y «en lo que pasa» a su alrededor. Durante la exposición se proyectará  un video formado por todas las fotografías de rótulos, carteles, señales, posters, etc, de ámbito urbano, que se hayan enviado antes del día 9 de diciembre.

Además se podrán ver las obras gráficas que han sido publicadas en el numero dos de la revista, en donde se invitaba a los diseñadores a pensar la ciudad, deconstruirla y reconstruirla a su manera, de diseñadores de la talla de Tohyto, Andreu Balius o Tactelgraphics. Mas info en:

Elena Veguillas. Iconographic Magazine