This Week From the Desk

The All Eyes on Type Festival in Rotterdam this year looks like an incredibly immersive experience. This video they created in promotion is one of the most bonkers and impressive things I've seen in animation in a long while. See the full conference site here.

The Norman Door

This is not a recent video, but recently crossed the desk. Vox produced this video on The Norman Door, a concept of confusing design.  

R Typography expanded their hot selling Grifo family with two more condensed weights Grifito and Grifinito. Have a look and play around on the specimen site. Its good to see a good expansion of a good typeface family. The flared sans trend continues. 

The UK is holding a Design competition, accepting submitted designs for the new UK Passort to be issued after Brexit. This article announcing the competition has some interesting historical typographic goodies from the past to oogle at.

Loving this Branding application for Petit Fou, a quirky paper handbag company, designed by Daniela Gilsdorf. (via Mindsparkle Mag

Illustrator Andy Rementer's latest project is a zine published through Commune Press in Tokyo. File under Want, Please. 

Local Brand Penrose Coffee had a very nice feature on VSCO this week. I've beena  fan of Penrose's typographically driven branding and sharp photographic strategy from the very start of the brand last year. Worth a quick read

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