You may recognise Australian graphic designer Georgia Cranstoun’s name from our graduate line-up of 2016. Back then, the Central Saint Martins BA graphic design graduate told us that “the areas that interest me most in graphic design are book layout, typography, and print. I think there is something so special about a well-designed book, a unique typeface and unfamiliar print design”. So it’s no surprise that Georgia is back with FontExperimenta, a self-initiated project in the form of a print-on-demand “bootleg” book.
The book is a low-cost duplicate of a pricier original tome. While the original was bound with a foil-block cover, paper embossing and archive-quality photographic paper and colour images, the “bootleg” copies are printed on cheap paper in black and white, raising questions of authorship, creative property and notions of perceived “quality”. Across the pages of FontExperimenta, Georgia explores typography by unpicking both the functional and non-functional elements of letterforms from A to Z using 2D, 3D, drawings and photography. Peruse a selection from Georgia’s experimental A to Z below.
- The sun is out, and Best of the Web is here to offer some shade
- Jonathan Castro’s vibrant designs are a realisation of his research and exploration
- Friday Mixtape: top picks from ten years of Field Day
- A retrospective look at Latif Al Ani’s photographs of Iraq’s “golden age”
- Olimpia Zagnoli illustrates How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady
- Cost-effective, beautiful shit: an interview with the Deadbeat Club
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Inside Susan Kare’s sketchbooks are the makings of Mac’s graphic interfaces
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris
- Stefan Sagmeister speaks to It's Nice That about The Beauty Project
- Seattle-based illustrator Kelly Bjork depicts languid ladies and neat interiors