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The Nara typeface was completed more than 20 years after the initial design. This is the story of the search for gaps in type classification.
Typeface stories · 14 September 2011 · English · 1665 words
Interview conducted by Luciano Perondi and Silvia Sfligiotti discussing issues of translation, languages, teaching, writing, organizing exhibitions, and having no answer to question about parallels between design and science.
Interviews · 20 December 2006 · English · 4209 words
Peter Biľak, grafico e type designer slovacco attivo a L’Aia, con la sua fonderia digitale Typotheque e la rivista Dot Dot Dot si è fatto conoscere come voce originale e indipendente nel campo della tipografia e della riflessione critica sul design. Due anni fa ha iniziato una collaborazione con il Nederlands Dans Theater e il coreografo Lukáš Timulak, con il quale progetta e mette in scena performance di danza contemporanea. Lo abbiamo intervistato a Milano, nel cortile della nuova sede Aiap, il 30 maggio di quest’anno, il giorno dopo la sua conferenza all’Istituto Europeo di Design.
Interviews · 20 December 2006 · Italian · 3944 words
A Korean translation of Stefan Sagmeister’s lecture about the state of contemporary design, ethics, advertising and aesthetics.
Essays · 15 September 2006 · Korean · 514 words
Rudy VanderLans talks with Peter Biľak about the Typotheque founder’s education, design practice and experience as an ex-pat Slovak living in the Netherlands. Dot Dot Dot is discussed, as well as the typefaces Biľak has produced and his current teaching practice.
Interviews · 13 April 2005 · English · 4079 words
Andy Crewdson discusses the origins of the Dutch designer’s recent family of types.
Typeface stories · 24 February 2005 · English · 1573 words
Dan Reynolds reviews a travelling exhibit of Czech and Slovak type design from the past two decades, and compares this exhibit to the Fresh Fonts exhibit of Swiss design shown in Zurich until July 2004.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2013 words
A critical review of the design book Restart, first appearing in Items first issue. Some very well-known designers’ work is featured in this modern vs. post-modern, 175 page book from two London-based authors.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 613 words
Stuart Bailey discusses the curation of a retrospective of Dutch design, illustrating the fallibility of presentation methods which treat design work as museum or gallery pieces.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1080 words
A positive review of a simply designed handbook of package design in a time where gloss is king in design publishing.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 220 words
A critical review of the design and content of a collection of some 20th century type and its applications.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 388 words
A call for greater design history instruction in graphic design education as a way to better (and Heller hints proper) design. ‘Design programs should encourage designers to become critical historians...’
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1688 words
Despite the piece’s off-colour title, an optimism exists in this reaction to what the author sees as the hermetic design field’s reverence of the late Tibor Kalman.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 884 words
Stefan Sagmeister talks about the state of current design, ethics, advertising and aesthetics.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2298 words
Steven Heller discusses the history and current state of guerrilla, activist and political design from posters to attached image files.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2857 words
Walter Benjamin’s ideas are explored (amongst other early 20th century avant-garde artists) in relation to the recent discussions around expanding the designer’s role from that of problem solver to one of author—and producer.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1404 words
In the early 1990s Steven Heller takes on the word ugly as he sees it applied to graphic design and design education. En route, his views of art history, pop culture and recent design trends are considered in his essay about style and meaning in design.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2778 words
A discussion about the role of design, museums and more in British and American culture.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1548 words
Design errors in academic design curricula, the 2000 presidential ballot and aviation and nuclear accidents are considered, the concept of human error is called into question, and a call for human-centered design for the fallible user is put forward in this discussion from 2001.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2341 words
A discussion from the late 1990s with Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum about their work as type designers designing programmers.

Just van Rossum,(1966) Erik van Blokland (1967), are known for their work that they done separately together under the name Letterror. They are both graduates from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After a short work for companies abroad (MetaDesign, FontBureau) they started to work freelanced in The Hague. In 1990 they have introduced “random fonts”, computer programmed outlines that print differently in each impression. They have designed over 50 fonts for FontShop and FUSE. In their typographic work they extensively use programming.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2326 words
A history of visual design and arts pedagogy, the Bauhaus, semiotics and gestalt theories as they apply to modern graphic design education.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 6235 words
A survey of woman designers of books, magazines, activist campaigns, identities etc. across the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4875 words
A theory-heavy, mid-1990s look at the concept of Deconstruction, looking at its origins in French post-structuralist discourse and then current use in the design world.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 5125 words