Matériel Magazine

poff_1 is an annual collection of creative work by internationally, award-winning designers, illustrators, photographers, typographers and writers. In its third issue, Matériel introduces the first themed incarnation – allowing the contributors to experiment and play with the conception of ‘Bad’ in myriad forms.

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The Designer’s Accord

The Designers Accord was created in late 2007 as a five-year project to mainstream sustainability in the global creative community. Formed as a distributed knowledge network of design firms, universities, and business leaders, the Designers Accord has helped advance the conversation around the ethics, practices, and responsibilities of the creative community.map2

Redressing the Gender Imbalance in Typography

The gender imbalance in typographyqueertype_2

 

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.

A new movement in poster design: animation

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.krzysztof-iwanski-jazztko