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As a class discuss what the following 4 quotes could mean:

“Typography is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters”- Steve Byers

“A typeface is an alphabet in a straightjacket” – Alan Fletcher

“You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can’t do a great ad without good typography.”– Herb Lubalin

“Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.” El Lizzitsky

As an individual select one of the following designers. Show and tell of their contribution to twentieth century typography and make a post of 250 words, 5 images, 5 links and comment on two other student posts. Remember to declare your selection use the comment  function.

Jan Tschichold, Jonathan Barnbrook, Luke Lucas, Timba Smits, Alison Carmichael, Nicola Dextras, Gemma Obrien, Marian Bantjes, Elaine Lustig Cohen. Hjarta Smarta , Andrew Byrom, Coffee Made Me Do it, Hort, Vincent Connare, Kris Holmes, Hermann Zapf, Adrian Frutiger, Carol Twombly, Alex_Troucht, Max Miedinger, Matthew Carter, Paul Renner, Keetra Dean Dixon, Jessica Hirsch, Wim Crouwel

due 28/03/13


4 thoughts on “POST 3: TYPOGRAPHERS

  1. Luke Lukas is a 37 year old freelance creative, art director, illustrator, designer and typographer from Melbourne, Australia.

    He works mainly with type and artistically bringing the text to life in as many ways as possible. He uses lots of colors and vibrant clear wording most of the time.

    His work is quite popular and he has been contracted by many large corporations for his pleasing-to-the-eye designs.

    He will often take just one or two words and produce it in a way that its meaning will be easily understood, along with any feelings or suggestions he wishes to incorporate.

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