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Our Favorite Typefaces of 2013
Stephen Coles of Typographica writes, “This [past] year marks another step in the typographic diversification we observed in our previous annual. The global spread of independent font makers and the variety of new ideas in type design continues unabated.” Check out Typographica’s annual of their favorite typefaces from 2013 and maybe you’ll find a new love.
Why I’m Renewing the First Things First Manifesto
In 1964, First Things First published a manifesto calling on designers to recognize their responsibility to the community through their unique power. Cole Peters is renewing that original manifesto that stated, “We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, photographers and students who have been brought up in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have consistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable means of using our talents. … We think there are other things more worth using our skills and experience on.” He writes on why he’s renewing the manifesto and why it’s so important.
Design Matters is Back!
Debbie Millman is back with her interview series, Design Matters. The first episode this year is with Irma Boom.
Many of the most beautiful books to have been designed in recent years are the work of designer Irma Boom. Born in Lochem, the Netherlands in 1960, Boom has won international acclaim for the iconoclastic beauty of her books. Boom attended the AKI Art Academy in Enschede, Netherlands, where she studied graphic design. She then worked at the Dutch Government Publishing and Printing Office in The Hague for five years before founding Irma Boom Office in Amsterdam in 1991.
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