TED Talks are free and pretty bloody good if you didn’t already know and, over the last few years, this goodness has widened its free gamut to include the TED brand, methods and formats. As TEDGlobal’s director Bruno Giussani puts it: “The more you give away the more you get back.”
With this in mind, frequent TEDx creatives, WE ARE Pi have just announced their latest “ideas worth doing”, centred around the notion of Radical Openess and have brought together a group of artists and designers to help them realise it. Amongst the mix of animation, films and digital responses is a very special-looking typography experiment encouraging us to talk to strangers, with strangers.
With the concept by Giuliano Garonzi, the platform uses an human alphabet that plays tribute to “typography, craftsmanship and relations between humans” – what you write, the next person responds to ad infintum. All the projects can now be seen on the TED’s YouTube channel here, great stuff!
- “It's not overly-shiny ‘render porn’ — it's got soul”: Margot Bowman on her new film for River Island
- Vogue interior photographer François Halard’s personal polaroids
- Nora Sturges’ clean and simple paintings using the unusual medium of eggs
- “A small Japanese photographer is on the same page of great photographers!”: Piczo joins WeFolk
- Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
- My First: Colophon and Sophie Mayanne talk about the themes of their book, Twenty-Two
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
- Mr Bingo’s Valentine’s cards for single people
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- Graphic artist Patrick Thomas’ found poster collages