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Speculative Typography—Barry Spencer

Melbourne Type Designer Barry Spencer explores the boundaries of typeface legibility. His doctoral studies have culminated in a book focused on his unique experimentations and speculations with the Latin letterforms titled Speculatype. Containing over 230...

AtypI—Day One

I recently attended the AtypI Conference in Montréal, thanks to a bursary from the Gold Coast Tourism Corporation. Day one was devoted entirely to workshops, and possibly talks that didn't make it to the big stage. The morning session I attended brought together three...

Iconoflage—Scott Hofford

Originally starting life as doodles on scraps of paper, Iconoflage slowly developed from Scott Hofford’s obsession for detail and passion for branding. It started as a means to practice his hand-eye coordination and creativity while binge-watching Netflix—although...

Bilingual Lettering—Tien-Min Liao

“Bilingual Lettering” is a series of Latin-Kanji pairing studies—for use in lettering and logotypes—by New-York-based designer, Tien-Min Liao. She studied typeface design at The Cooper Union and worked on various logotype development and refinement projects, from...

Win Tickets to Typism

Typism and TDK are teaming up to send eight lucky students to the Typism Conference as social media reporters. Prize One student ticket to the Typism Conference to hear from eight amazing speakers (worth $120). The infamous Typism goodie bag which includes the Typism...

Typism Conference Speaker Wrap up

The third annual Typism Conference will be held on Australia's Gold Coast on Saturday, September 30. There will be eight local and international speakers who are all amazing letterers, calligraphers, sign writers, typographers, designers and mural artists. We have...

Meet the Speakers: Nick Misani

New York lettering artist Nick Misani has spent the last few years as a senior designer at Lousie Fili Ltd. Their shared love of vintage Italian design shows through in his work and more recently, his love of floor tiles and vegan shoes has found a home in a passion...

Meet the Speakers: Libbi Reed

Gold Coast lettering artist Libbi Reed is currently a PhD candidate at Griffith University. She is obsessed with improving her hand lettering and calligraphy skills, but also likes to play with new technologies, including the Tilt Brush, iPad Pro and laser cutting. We...

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