Creative Tidbits : Type and Art Nouveau

by Fred Showker

Creative Tidbits in 60-Second Windows Old art, new movements, and even a sassy new iPhone app showing off famous typography-- follow along : [] Yet another type guide [] Message in a bottle [] The Information Sage [] Art Nouveau Exhibition reappraised [] iPhone App Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel . . .

Yet another type guide

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You can never have enough type guides. Well, at least that was the rule once upon a time. Everybody and their brother has written a typography field guide. I wrote mine in 1988, called "Monster Fonts" and distributed on AOL. Many of you readers may even have it, or at least remember it. A new guide with the same information used to appear about once a year. But with the proliferation of computers, everyone is a typography expert and a new guide appears about every twenty minutes.
      Now, the FontShop has come out with a pretty slick new version of all the stuff we've been teaching you for a quarter of a century, even the anatomy section. But this one is very slick and beautifully done. You can even download sections and avoid the 23 pages on Helvetica! Like I said ... you can never have enough...
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Message in a bottle

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Message in a Bottle - Experimental Island Typography is hosted by University of the Arts creative platform Jotta, and sees head of graphic design Jane Trustram host exercises in experimental typography with - surprise surprise- an island theme.
      Experimental Island Typography is hosted by University of the Arts creative platform Jotta, and sees head of graphic design Jane Trustram host exercises in experimental typography with - surprise surprise- an island theme.
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The Information Sage

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Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data.
      Edward Tufte occupies a revered and solitary place in the world of graphic design. Over the last three decades, he has become a kind of oracle in the growing field of data visualization -- the practice of taking the sprawling, messy universe of information that makes up the quantitative backbone of everyday life and turning it into an understandable story.
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Art Nouveau Exhibition reappraised

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On the occasion of the reappraisal of one of the most comprehensive collections of commercial art in the world, the Museum fer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg will show a selection of 180 works of the decades when picture production exploded - around 1900.
      Nowadays graphic design is playing such an important role in everyday life that it has become unthinkable without images. Adverts, magazines, internet, a lot of television, even street signs and other necessities - all of them have gone through the hands of graphic designers. This has not always been the case. Only 150 years ago the printed image was rare in everyday life. When around 1890 colour-print began to conquer all aspects of everyday life there were also critical voices to be heard. In the US for example people warned against a 'Chromo Civilization', which threatened to lead to general superficiality.
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iPhone App Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel

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It's every design groupie's fantasy: to wake up with Wim Crouwel, the Dutch graphic-design demigod renown for making boring old grids look downright sublime. Now -- of course -- there's an app for that.
      The Design Museum in London has released Crouwelclock, a gorgeous, animated alarm-clock app inspired by Crouwel's playful geometric graphics.
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