Intent on celebrating the visual communication community, Typograph.Her launches Volume 03 of Typograph.Journal
In Volume 03 of boutique print journal, Typograph.Journal, Australian-based Kiwi designer, Typograph.Her (aka Nicole Arnett Phillips) questions where maths and magic intersect in visual communication. Volume 03 sees Typograph.Journal expanding its community conversation to profile more of the exemplary work of industry, building upon the manifesto of passionate practice and continued learning established with Volumes 01 and 02.
“Volume 3 explores the geometry of letterforms and type systems to demonstrate that even intuitive typographic outcomes have modular and geometric foundations! In particular, this volume highlights intriguing construction processes behind many great typefaces, and shines a spotlight on some fantastic new fonts that would be a valuable addition to any designer’s tool kit.”
Typograph.Journal Volume 03 includes articles by: Veronica Grow, David Jonathan Ross, and Nicole Arnett Phillips. Interviews and contributions feature: Vince Frost, Kris Sowersby, David Wolske, Lyn Tran, Carla Hackett, Maarten van ‘t Wout, Aurelie Maron, Leona Fietz, and Manolo Frausto, with plenty more fresh talent from around the world in the new #TypographComp and TypePorn sections!
“I wanted to create a platform to not only share my knowledge, but more importantly to share the thinking, work and outcomes of the rest of our community. Typograph.Journal is about curious and passionate designers exchanging knowledge to build creative confidence within the visual communication industries. I hope the journal provides prompts for readers’ own design exploration, research and advancement.”
Key sections in this latest volume explore:
1. Visual metrics
2. The common optical illusions at play in typography
3. Modular approaches to type construction
4. Typographic contrast and stress
5. The tension between maths (rational) and magic (intuition) in design
Volume 03 is available now via the TypographHer.com website. There are also limited quantities remaining of Volumes 01 & 02, so be quick to collect your full set!
Founded in 2014, Typograph.Journal is an experimental 5x7 print format journal produced by designers for designers. With Typograph.Her (aka Nicole Arnett Phillips) as key author and designer, the journal blends design thinking and discourse, with curated ‘eye candy’, appealing to academics, professionals and students alike. Unlike a traditional design theory publication, the journal is composed of segments that a reader can easily dip in and out of at their leisure.
The layout, visual devices and typographic treatment (form) inventively express the content, thinking and curation (function). Nicole’s conversational voice offers readers an authentic and engaging insight into her personal learning experiences. She astutely relates her experiences to design theories, practices and processes, providing a provocative framework for a range of other talented contributors.
Typograph.Her (Nicole Arnett Phillips) is passionate about publishing design thinking for designers. With 16 years of professional experience in publication design, visual communication and art direction, Nicole now balances her professional practice with her publishing endeavours. She writes, designs and produces Typograph.Journal to educate, challenge and engage design audiences. Nicole also produces limited edition books and keeps a blog of interesting conversations, inspirations, processes and experimentation. Typograph.Her works from her Brisbane-based home studio, and her backyard ‘print pavilion’.