Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution, held at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, takes a comprehensive look at the history of the rubdown lettering system. Based on the Unit Editions book of the same name, the exhibition considers both the heyday of Letraset – with millions of sheets being sold from the beginning of the 1960s until the 1990s – and its present-day revival.
Kenzo’s latest campaign film for Collection Memento No3 directed by Thomas Traum, sees Kenzo’s latest garments amidst atmospheric tropics. Using all the tools on the market, the high-definition render recreates the sultry landscapes of Henri Rousseau paintings in their latest campaign. Accompanied by a thrumming soundtrack by Still and art directed by Charlie Noon, the 52 second video sees two Kenzo-adorned characters exploring the forested thickets of Thomas’s imagination.
When Colophon released Aperçu in 2010, it was quickly adopted by a variety of designers and institutions, and fast became one of its most ubiquitous typefaces – utilised by the likes of MoMA, Zeit Magazine and the Walker Art Center. The London and Los Angeles-based type foundry has since been working on a number of extensions into further weights and features and has just released Aperçu Arabic.
A photo-realistic print of a painting featuring ten Republican presidents sitting around a table is now hanging in the White House. Trump liked the painting by Andy Thomas so much, he called the artist on the phone to ask for a print, now seen on the back wall of his office.
The North looms large in our collective consciousness. Both reductive and somehow not enough, the very phrase connotes and denotes so much that in many ways, the North seems to be less of a place than an idea — a myth, almost.
According to Native American teachings, the Red Road is a positive path that guides its followers away from addiction, vices and violence. It is from this learning that photographer Carlotta Cardana and writer Danielle SeeWalker’s collaborative series The Red Road Project got its name. Over the past few years, the duo have travelled across the US in order to meet and photograph the country’s Native American population.
Japan-based artist Yuko Mohri is internationally renowned for her kinetic installations. Her interactive installations detect invisible and intangible forces such as magnetism, gravity and light and cause a performative chain of events that raise themes of chance and transience.
Soda Studio and Everpress have enlisted some the design world’s most thrilling thinkers and creatives for a new charity campaign. The design-led project aims to raise awareness for The Childhood Trust, aiming towards alleviating child poverty.
They say time waits for no man or woman. Who “they” are is one of life’s bigger questions, and one to ponder another day. Back in 2009, Belgian horology buffs Raf Maes and Anton Janssens founded KOMONO, a watch brand that’s more than a watch brand; KOMONO is a community of dreamers and designers dedicated to perfectly timed accessories, and rooted in the Belgian tradition of fierce dedication to quality and craft.
Dutch architects Mecanoo have designed the Weiwuying National Center for the Arts in Taiwan, which opened this weekend. The performing arts centre is Taiwan’s biggest cultural investment in a generation, covering a surface area of 35 acres (141,000 sqm) and is set in the 116-acre (470,000 sqm) subtropical park, making it the world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof.
Natalia Poniatowska employs photography to convey the emotions, truths and challenges of modern reality