Calligraphic type design in the digital age

Donaldson, Timothy (2001) Calligraphic type design in the digital age. In: Calligraphic and Type Design: An Exhibition in Honor of the Contributions of Hermann and Gudrun Zapf, Fall 2001, San Francisco Public Library.

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The designer was invited to exhibit several pieces of calligraphy and type design in this international exhibition. The exhibition was intended to be a celebration of the work of Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, a husband & wife partnership exemplifying the disciplines of calligraphy, book design, typography, bookbinding and type design. Designers all over the world have been influenced by the Zapf's design practice and therefore, several designers were also invited to show work that was felt to demonstrate the influence of their work on a younger generation of designers but also display the pioneering spirit evident in the work of certain designers who work extensively with the calligraphic line. The designer has a continuing research focus on the investigation of the calligraphic line, particularly, in this case, in the practice of modern type design. The practice of type design, although often isolated and singular, can have far-reaching and international impact if the worldwide community of graphic designers begins to use the typefaces in design work. As a result of the broad international dissemination of his work in the field and the appropriate aesthetic qualities as a result of the research focus, the designer was invited to exhibit. The exhibition and catalogue show selections of the Humana type family, designed in the mid nineteen nineties for North American type foundry ITC, as well as a specially commissioned painting: Karma Police and digital artwork: Bloodbrotherhood. The catalogue, a well-respected design object in itself (design: Jack Werner Stauffacher) contains a chapter showcasing his work with a commentary and biography. Calligraphic Type Design in the Digital Age John Prestianni/Various Contributors Publisher: Gingko Press ISBN: 978-1584230960 2002

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:The designer was invited to exhibit several pieces of calligraphy and type design in this international exhibition. The exhibition was intended to be a celebration of the work of Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, a husband & wife partnership exemplifying the disciplines of calligraphy, book design, typography, bookbinding and type design. Designers all over the world have been influenced by the Zapf's design practice and therefore, several designers were also invited to show work that was felt to demonstrate the influence of their work on a younger generation of designers but also display the pioneering spirit evident in the work of certain designers who work extensively with the calligraphic line. The designer has a continuing research focus on the investigation of the calligraphic line, particularly, in this case, in the practice of modern type design. The practice of type design, although often isolated and singular, can have far-reaching and international impact if the worldwide community of graphic designers begins to use the typefaces in design work. As a result of the broad international dissemination of his work in the field and the appropriate aesthetic qualities as a result of the research focus, the designer was invited to exhibit. The exhibition and catalogue show selections of the Humana type family, designed in the mid nineteen nineties for North American type foundry ITC, as well as a specially commissioned painting: Karma Police and digital artwork: Bloodbrotherhood. The catalogue, a well-respected design object in itself (design: Jack Werner Stauffacher) contains a chapter showcasing his work with a commentary and biography. Calligraphic Type Design in the Digital Age John Prestianni/Various Contributors Publisher: Gingko Press ISBN: 978-1584230960 2002
Keywords:Calligraphy, Type design, Typography
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
W Creative Arts and Design > W150 Calligraphy
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1047
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:31 Aug 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:15

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