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Interview with Francesco Franchi

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Francesco Franchi is a journalist and deputy creative director of La Repubblica. He graduated from the Politecnico in Milan with a thesis on graphic journalism for newspapers, an academic project that over the years he has transformed into a real profession. He took his first steps at Leftloft in the years when the infographics were starting to spread in Italy as well. In 2008 he joined Il Sole 24 Ore as Creative Director of IL. Intelligent Lifestyle, a magazine that has won many international awards for its innovative design. Since 2016…read more

Interview with Dr. Nadine Chahine

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award-winning Lebanese type designer. She is the CEO at I Love Typography Ltd and the principal at ArabicType Ltd. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands, and a Master of Studies in International Relations from Cambridge University. Nadine’s work has been featured in the 5th edition of Megg’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company for its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2017, Nadine…read more

Interview with Bill Gardner

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

As the owner and president of Gardner Design, Bill and his team have produced effective and award winning results for such industry leaders as Cessna, Spirit AeroSystems, Bombardier/Learjet, Thermos, NFL, Facebook, Google, Pizza Hut, Coleman Outdoor, Kroger, Hallmark, Cargill Corporation, SeaWorld, and others. He understands the nuances of brand practicalities better than anyone in the business and leads his team to always first consider the business that the design is supporting. As the founder of LogoLounge.com – the international, searchable compendium of logos – Bill authored the affiliated bestselling LogoLounge…read more

Interview with Valentina Casali

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Valentina Casali is a multidisciplinary designer. She deals with lettering, type design, stone carving and sign painting. Valentina has been working in the field of visual communication since 2010, and since 2013 as a freelancer. She has received awards from design publications such as Communication Arts, SPD and AIAP. She teaches lettering and type design at IED in Turin, at the NID in Perugia and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata. She is also editor of the project Lettering da Jesi and in her spare time she embroiders…read more

Interview with Raissa Pardini

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Raissa Pardini is an Italian-born, UK based visual artist who works with typography. She is a Multi-disciplinary designer specialised in Digital Typography, Graphic Design and brand focus. She has been working for many of the most interesting artists and projects around the world. She has been curved her design passion between Milan, Berlin, London and finally, Glasgow. Her work have just been added to the V&A permanent collection. She mixes old-school typography and colourful details with a contemporary eye and critique. Typography is a clear protagonist of your artworks. You play…read more

Interview with Tina Touli

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Tina Touli is a London based creative director, multidisciplinary graphic communication designer, maker, speaker and educator (teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London). She works in a great variety of design fields, including print and digital design, with different clients, such as Adobe, Dell, HP, Ciroc Vodka, Fiorucci, Tate, Converse, Oppo, Kappa, Glo, Dropbox and Movement Festival. She had the honour to be selected by Print Magazine as one of the 15 best young designers in the world, aged under 30 (2017). Her work has been featured in…read more

Interview with Héctor Ayuso

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

Héctor Ayuso is the founder of OFFF, a creative festival that was born in 2000 as the “Online Flash Film Festival” and is now a worldwide community involving thousands of the world’s best creative minds. Designers, engineers, programmers, artists, photographers… all sorts of artists and makers are invited to share their passion for their creative process and inspire the talents of other creators. OFFF Festival is an inspirational space where Héctor connects himself with artists and the public to develop a creativity triangle, powered by the belief that “Together, we can…read more

The 2022 Type Trends Lookbook

Posted by in Trend Reports on Mar/2022

What is the future of Type? We are not fortune tellers, so we are not going to give you prophecies about the future. But we like to take notes about the changes that are happening today, which will lead us to somewhere tomorrow. This is why we sponsor each year the work of the educational team of Typecampus, that analyzes visual trends as a way to reflect on global design culture. We are proud to present to you he results of this research: the 2022 Type Trends Lookbook. An inspirational guide to typographic…read more

The right of letters to be free

Posted by in News on Mar/2022

It’s not a secret that the letter ‘Z’ has become a symbol for Russians who support the invasion of Ukraine. As a team deeply tied to the ideals of peace, kindness, and collaboration we can only repudiate any kind of war action. We believe that war is a primal, immoral language. Languages that we, letter lovers, prefer to be entrusted to peaceful and constructive communication. We claim the free meaning of a common letter. Let’s save the fate of the letter Z! Z is for zeal Z is for zappy…read more