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Erik Spiekermann on the Beauty of Constraints

At his newly opened workshop P98A Gallery, this master tells us about the beauty of constraints, the heritage of letterpress printing, and his unusual entrepreneurship principles […]

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Watch Erik Spiekermann’s “Type Is Visible Language” talk

The web is more type than anything. We might as well get it right […]

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Watch Jessica Hische’s “Less Exciting Work” talk

Jessica Hische goes through her own work and shows you what happens when the small and imperceptible becomes even more exciting than the big bright and flashy […]

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The Sign Painter

A short film by Dresscode on Mike Langley, sign painter, for Vassilaros & Sons Coffee Co […]

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Watch PBS’ “Off Book” on Typography

Typeface designers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling. Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about building identity in messaging, while Eddie Opara uses texture to create reaction. Infographic designers Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza map complicated data sets into digestible imagery, mixing color, graphics and type […]

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Watch “Typographic Design in the Digital Domain” with Erik Spiekermann & Elliot Jay Stocks

In this short film Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques […]

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Watch Stefan Sagmeister’s “Don’t Take Creativity For Granted” talk at 99U

Renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister talks about the process behind his typography-driven films, which sprung from the insights in his book Things I’ve Learned in My Life So Far […]

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Watch Frederick van Amstel’s “Vernacular Interaction Design” talk at Interaction’12 | IxDA Conference

Interaction Design is a young field dedicated to how people interact with technology, but people used to interact without technology way long before it. Kid’s street games are one example of what we call Vernacular Interaction Design. Those games have interaction structures that were designed by players themselves across many generations, accumulating a history of successive adaptations for local cultures […]

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Watch Erik Spiekermann’s “Type on Screen” talk at Creative Mornings

Jür­gen Siebert runs the Creative Mornings section for Berlin. At the 13th Creative Morning in Berlin Erik Spiekermann gives a 20 minute introduction to Type On Screen […]