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Let’s get political and design a Poster (is a actually rip-off the original “keep Calm and Carry On) …

For Casseroles Night in Canada, I decided to contribute with a Poster.

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These are two excerpts from the Westender about the Advanced Typography Certificate program:
“There are just no programs that are dealing with where design’s going to be in five years,” says Gruendler, who played a large part in planning the coursework for the programs (the first classes launched in September of last year). “We’re teaching classes that no other program in Canada is teaching. We wanted to make sure that we could be what the students needed it to be, and that’s the advantage of continuing education: We can react quite quickly to the market and to society and what’s happening in the profession.”

Juan Madrigal, 37, is taking classes as part of the Advanced Typography program. He currently works in communications for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and as a catalogue designer for Mountain Equipment Co-op. “I finished design [school] more than 10 years ago, and this was a really good way to go back to school. I had been looking for a program like this [for years],” he says. “Being a designer, if you stop your knowledge process, if you stop learning new things, your career’s over.”
To read the rest of this article, please visit the Westender

Article written by Jackie Wong from the Westender

 

Mr. Kerning’s Manifesto has all my support and admiration: 

“When I look around, I see disorder in the world—needless chaos and messes. I sense panic and stress. In fact, I feel it myself. It rattles my soul and gives me a headache and a sourness of the stomach. This is because everywhere I am assaulted by sloppy text that is displeasing to the eye. There is no respect for proper letter spacing and font choice. Letters are squished together, piled up, overlapped and jumbled. They are inappropriately and self-indulgently tracked out. People mix typefaces with incompatible type styles. Or they think, “Why use a simple, clean typeface to convey an idea when you can use three or five or twelve.” This is wrong. This is sad. This is an affront to a cultured society, and it must be stopped. Immediately, before everything is tossed away to an angry wind. Order must be allowed to thrive, to flourish, to bring us into a tidy harmony”.

Go and read the whole thing now

A small but growing number of designers and institutions are creating typefaces for the public domain. These designers are participating in the broader open source and copyleft movements, which seek to stimulate worldwide creativity via a collective information commons.

Ellen Lupton’s web page provides information and airs ideas about the concept of free fonts. Its annotated appearance reflects her conversations with type designers about the danger and necessity of free fonts.

 

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