This Week From the Desk
Design Conversations: Isabel Urbina Peña
Fellow Type@Cooper graduate Bernardo Margulis hosted the first of a new podcast wherein he interviews interesting people in the design sphere for AIGA Philadelphia. This first cast is with another Type@Cooper alum Isabel Urbina Peña, one helluva book designer with the most infectious smile you'll ever encounter. Looking forward to more!
Think the Brush Script genre has hit the saturation point? (maybe...) Well Lost Type Co-Op's latest release Calafia will have you searching for reasons to use a brush script all over again. Designed by both Neil Secretario and Riley Cran, Calafia finds personality in the brush strokes where others have fallen short. Snag the font on Lost Type.
Release: Process Type's Moniker
Moniker is Process Type's contribution to the realm of the rounded sans, and it hits it right on the head. You can see the mastery and craft in these letterforms, and the conquering of subtlety. See the entire family on the Process Type site, it truly is a unique offering in a genre that's very tough to innovate in.
Love this portfolio site for architecture design firm Dallas Pierce Quintero in the UK as an example of good type mixing on the web.
This is a very good short read from Print Magazine by a master of brand & identity, Sigi Haviv.
Lucky Peach, innovative print magazine much beloved to foodies world wide, is shuddering by the end of the year. It's looking to go out with a bang of a double issue this fall. Sad day for print.