What exactly is an interface? And what do we need to design better ones? Oliver Reichenstein gives a charming and philosophical talk about his experience of living in Tokyo, handling the unknown and reading visual language.
Aaron James Draplin is quite a character. And there is nothing I could ever write in a blog post to give you even the slightest idea of the kind of pure energy Draplin gets going during his talks. So go watch the video, or, better still, go out of your way to see him live. Chances are he’ll come by a place near you any time soon, considering that so far he has been to 104 different cities and given 178 talks.
If you read books chances are you have already held in your hands some of Jon Gray’s work. As gray318 he designs book covers and according to Steven Heller, Gray started the revival of hand-lettering with his 2002 cover for Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Everything is Illuminated”. In his talk at TYPO Berlin he compares book cover design to cooking to explain the raw materials and recipes of his work.
Zerbrechen der zerbrechbaren Buchstaben. Anthropomorphismus in der Schriftgestaltung. Eine Schrift, die 80 Millionen Menschen anspricht oder dich direkt anschreit. Über den Umgang mit Klischees.
Gayaneh Bagdasaryan shared her experience in creating Cyrillic and Latin typefaces and warned the audience about common pitfalls of designing Cyrillic type. Explaining her design methods, Gayaneh lets us peek into the kitchen of her type foundry Brownfox.
Was hat Hegel mit Einstein, Duchamp und dessen Ready-made „Fountain“ (ein Pissoir) zu tun? Keine Ahnung? Jan Sowa weiß es – schließlich ist er Soziologe, Philosoph und Design-Kritiker oder, wie er sich selbst nennt „a dialectical materialist cultural theorist“. Nicht zu verwechseln mit Terrorist. Das ist ihm wichtig.