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The Counterspaces – Typography in the Age of Black Swans

Posted by in Editorial, Trend Reports on May/2023

Zetafonts presents the new issue of the Type Trends lookbook series, titled The counterspaces (Typography in the Age of Black Swans). Curated by the Type Campus team, it is an exploration of the many contemporary counter-trends in the world of design and typography, that have arisen in response to the unpredictable events that have occurred in recent years.  The counterspaces – Typography in the Age of Black Swans presents the work and the thoughts of some of the most interesting and innovative creators and thinkers in the typographic field, and…read more

Zetafonts goes to Offf Festival 2023

Posted by in News, Trend Reports, Trip on Mar/2023

The next stage of the Zetafonts Type-Tour takes us to OFFF Barcelona 2023, the largest showcase of contemporary visual creativity and design. With 3 full days of talks from 64 international speakers, interactive activities and more, this festival represents for us not only a fantastic opportunity for networking and good time together, but also punctuates the presentation of the new issue of our annual Type Trends publication.   The 2023 issue, The Counter Spaces – Typography in the Age of Black Swans, explores the counter-trends currently emerging in the world of design and typography, that have arisen…read more

Interview with Julia Kahl

Posted by in Trend Reports on May/2022

Julia Kahl (born 1983) studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt before moving to Karlsruhe in 2007, where she now lives and works. Together with Lars Harmsen, she runs the independent publishing and media house Slanted Publishers, which was founded in 2014 and has received international recognition for its activities such as Slanted magazine, the Slanted blog and various publications in the field of typography and design. As a designer, editor and publisher, she has a great passion for typography, editorial design and all things print and…read more

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