Gadget - Parachute® on Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Typodarium brings daily typographic inspiration to creative types around the world. This is the first tear-off calendar showcasing 365 different fonts. Discover a new font everyday, learn the background behind its creation and several other interesting details. Fifty foundries and designers from all over the world -including Parachute®- were asked to contribute with their favorite fonts. The result is a surprising insight into the inexhaustible world of letters and numbers. The front page, which is classic and functional, shows the date, while the reverse side diplays the background info, designers and reference sources. Now, every day becomes a typography day and some calendar pages become a font shopping list. Typodarium was planned and designed by Magma -Lars Harmsen’s creative team- in collaboration with Berlin designer Raban Ruddigkeit and the well-known Mainz publishing company Hermann Schmidt. The calendar includes contributions from foundries such as 2Rebels, Canada Type, ds Type, Fontbureau, Fontfarm, Fontfont, Fountain, Magma Brand Design / VolcanoType, Mark Simonson, p22, Parachute, Type Together, Underware, URW++, Xplicit.

Typodarium 2009 (368 pages, size 8.5 x 12 cm, € 16.80)

Buy Typodarium here

News - Parachute® on Monday, November 17th, 2008


Adobe D-Day is a conference which takes place around the world and features top international and local talent discussing issues on inspiration, innovation and latest design solutions. They offer a high degree of expertise in a variety of fields such as video, web, motion graphics, print and much more. Furthermore, the event includes a showcase of hardware and software vendors which offer creative solutions to the design industry. Now, for the first time, the one day conference will be held in Athens, Greece on the 22nd of November. The D-Day event is powered by Adobe and is expected to draw a large number of participants. It is the second in a row this year, after the successful conference which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates back in April. The speaker line up includes diverse experts such as Icograda’s Vice President Mohammed Joggie, the President of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Freda Sack, highly acclaimed designer and Adobe’s Channel Manager Charis Tsevis, Adobe’s Senior Worldwide Evangelist Paul Burnett, designers Yiorgos Kostopoulos and Petros Voulgaris, expert photographer Takis Diamantopoulos, as well as, award-winning typeface designer and founder of Parachute® Panos Vassiliou.
For registration information and program details visit Adobe D-Day

experimental - Parachute® on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

This is a project by the german developer Patrick Goor who is based in Portugal. He has created a system which may be used to type a message by drawing random letter images from flickr.com. Each letter /image is linked back to the original photo so the visitor can explore other images by the same photographer on flickr. You may publish, keep private or send a message directly to a person’s email address. All the messages displayed on the website were created by visitors.

typographykicksass.com

History - Parachute® on Tuesday, November 04th, 2008

typeface

A new documentary film called “Typeface” by the independent company Kartemquin Films, is coming out in November. It focuses on the Hamilton Wood Type Museum which is located at the premises of the old Hamilton wood type company, on Lake Michigan 90 minutes north of Milwaukee. This is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. The film documents traditional printmaking and wood type workshops which are held at the museum. Hamilton comes alive once a month, as international artists meet retired craftsmen and together they revisit traditional techniques under the instruction of leading artists such as Stacey Stern, a printing instructor at Columbia College. The museum’s existence is critical to the worldwide design community who are passionate about the history of their craft and its function in the contemporary field.
A sneak preview is scheduled for November 6. Go see it!

Typeface - The Movie
Hamilton Wood Type Museum

experimental - Parachute® on Monday, November 03rd, 2008

This is a wonderful experiment with the notorious Garamond typeface. Designer Daniel Adolph superimposed numerous photographs of power lines on selected letters and finally he created a complete alphabet. A rare stylistic approach. Nice work Daniel!

Daniel Adolph A.k.a. 0c0m0y0k

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