Monday, June 4, 2012

TREND TALK : TYPE TAKEOVER


As a designer, I work with typography every day. Typography is the art and technique of arranging letters to make language visible. How well a designer works with typography is the difference between a great designer and a not-so-good one. Needless to say, I love typography. That's the reason my heart skips a beat when I see the use of typography in surprising ways.

We're noticing that the use of typography is popping up in unconventional places like in fashion, industrial and interior design. Letters are so graphic and have such a wide array of forms that make it virtually impossible to ignore the wonderful opportunities to make objects, furniture, clothing, wall treatments and more.

I've selected a series of COOL uses of typography in design including: The Dharma Lounge Chair by Palette Industries; This Will Destroy You shoe by Anastasia Radevich; The AAKKOSET Shelf by the amazing Ugandan designer Lincoln Kayiwa; Font Tables by Alessandro Canepa and Andrea Paulicell; and Little Factory's laser cut scarf.

Type nerds rejoice!!!

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