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Typographic Obfuscation: Communication for Privacy and Protest

This talk presents stories of creative obfuscation for communication from the past, present, and future. Examples include speculative typography that utilizes augmented reality, biotechnology, machine learning, and techniques created by non-experts that engage multiple senses like voice and gesture. The non-expert demonstrates the breadth of human ingenuity for primal need and desire, often against much… Continue reading Typographic Obfuscation: Communication for Privacy and Protest

The tipoGráfica Magazine and the Emergence of a Latin American Typography Community

This presentation examines the background, development, and influence of the Argentinian design and typography magazine tipoGráfica (1987–2007). The talk starts with a short introduction on the emergence of graphic design in Argentina and one of its most influential personalities and founder of tipoGráfica magazine, Rubén Fontana. This leads into an overview of the journal’s design,… Continue reading The tipoGráfica Magazine and the Emergence of a Latin American Typography Community

Typographic Selection: A Model With Criteria and Evaluation Matrix to Support Your Choices

When choosing fonts for a design project, it is necessary to understand the context of the problem, the characteristics of the content, user needs, and support restrictions; resulting in a complex cognitive process. In addition, the growing number of digital fonts available today increases the complexity of this decision-making. In order to decide the most… Continue reading Typographic Selection: A Model With Criteria and Evaluation Matrix to Support Your Choices

Wood Type – Historic and Interdisciplinary Practices in Letterpress Education

Wood type has a significant and historical impact on American letterpress printing, defining the current techniques and practices taught throughout universities today. Wood type is highly desired because it’s light, impactful, and has unique character traits. The challenge lies in the lack of accessibility to these typefaces. Wood type is rare and scarcely made today… Continue reading Wood Type – Historic and Interdisciplinary Practices in Letterpress Education

T]M20 Project: The adaptation of roman capitals construction to lowercase

This presentation will go through the process of a TypeMedia project, and will be a reflection on the roman alphabet, and the relation between uppercase and lowercase. The Latin script is a bicameral script, and uses two alphabets for a given language. Those two alphabets originally belonged to different ways of writing from different periods… Continue reading T]M20 Project: The adaptation of roman capitals construction to lowercase