Year: 2020

IXD102 – Gutenberg and Moveable Type

Pioneers of Type Design In today’s class, we looked at some of the history of typography, including artists and inventors who were the pioneers of type design, such as Johannes Gutenberg and Albrecht Durer. Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor and printer, who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press….Continue Reading IXD102 – Gutenberg and Moveable Type

IXD102 – Type Specimen

Helvetica               One of the most well-recognised typefaces in the world today, Helvetica came into existence in 1957, when it was developed by Swiss designer Max Miedinger. In a post-war world in Eastern Europe, many companies and institutions desired a change to the everyday norm in advertisements and packaging….Continue Reading IXD102 – Type Specimen

IXD101 – Manifesto

Creating a Manifesto I want my manifesto to invoke dedication and persistence. I want to be able to portray the understanding that you cannot always be at your best, and that it is okay to fail from time to time. Here are a few quotes I have considered: It always seems impossible until it’s done….Continue Reading IXD101 – Manifesto

IXD101 – Manifesto (Research)

What is a Manifesto? A manifesto is an artistic declaration of intent, in regard to the style and movement of an artwork or artist. They can be used to express the typical views and themes of the artist or movement, whether this is maintaining or (more often) diverting the status quo, and usually the characteristics…Continue Reading IXD101 – Manifesto (Research)