The gender imbalance in typography
Typography appears to be a particularly male-dominated area of the design industry, and I often ask typographers why they think that it is. When I go to design conferences, there are brilliant women in the line-up who talk about type (at this year’s TypoBerlin, Nadine Chahine was the highlight), but most lectures I attend that are specifically about typography tend to be presented by men. As recent findings have shown, at 2015’s TypeCon, there were 52 men speaking and 15 women, at Typo Berlin there were 61 men and 15 women, and at Typographics there were 26 men and 10 women.
AIGA animated posters
Two forces have combined to cause the dawning of a new era for poster designers; digital screens have infiltrated our train stations and airports, posing a welcome new challenge, meanwhile social media platforms have embraced video content and the animated gif. Rather than spelling the end for the poster as we know it, a generation of designers are embracing these technologies. Graphic artists from around the world are teaming up with animators and bringing their combined experiences together to create a seductive new form of communication—the moving poster.
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This site has links to articles ranging from professional design practice to “how to” articles. http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/five-pro-kerning-ticks-123230
Hillman and Curtis have produced some very fine short films about artists and designers …
The 2wice Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the visual and performing arts. The Foundation, which began in 1989, has its headquarters in the legendary New York City Center. The work of the Foundation is to publish digital and print projects that focus on the intersection of photography, dance, design, performance, fashion, art and architecture.
Why Man Creates — a remarkable short documentary from 1968, animated by Saul Bass and alluringly subtitled “a series of explorations, episodes & comments on creativity.” Hey … I can’t help the title – he is from the “mad men” era before women existed.