Typo 39 – spring 2010
39th issue introduces the work of an influential Czech designer Jiří Rathouský, the story of Japanese brand MUJI, results of Trnava Poster Triennial, a guide to identify slab serif fonts, and of course type reviews.
Jiří Rathouský: Typography as a medium of communication
A look back at the life and work of one of the most important Czech graphic designers of the 20th century, including sections from a previously unpublished interview.
Identifying slab serif typefaces
Part two of an ongoing series on identifying typefaces—this time on unbracketed rectangular slab serifs.
MUJI—How designers created the unbrand
A profile of the Japanese “high-quality no-brand goods” phenomenon, whose concept and design is taking the world by storm.
Trnava Poster Triennial: The poster perseveres
This year’s Trnava Poster Triennial, the future of the Polish school of poster design and posters in the context of new media.
Tomate & Lavigne Display
A review of two typefaces designed by Ramir Espinoza and issued by the ReType foundry.
Icograda World Design Congress and the Concept book workshop
Richard B. Doubleday
A report from the 2nd annual international conference Responsibility in Graphic Design held in Katowice, Poland.
Responsibility in Graphic Design
Behind the scenes of a workshop that fostered cross-cultural dialogue between Boston and China.