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Magnum Contact Sheets: Design # 2 – The Jacket

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For the next part in our Life Cycle of a Book series, Design Director Johanna Neurath looks at jacket design and the development of the jacket for our new Autumn title Magnum Contact Sheets. The book jacket or cover, that single, simple printed sheet of paper: its primary function is to $€££. It needs to [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Smart Emma

Smart Emma

Manchester-based designer and crafter Emma Smart is the subject of our latest Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds for Smart Emma. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? Working as a graphic designer I seem to spend a lot of my time [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Karin von Ompteda

Karin von Ompteda

Typographic designer and researcher Karin von Ompteda is the subject of our next Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds.. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I think at the time there was something in the air – a certain zeitgeist had [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Sneaky Raccoon

Sneaky Raccoon - Forget Me Not

Designer Anna Mullin aka (Sneaky Raccoon) is the subject of our next Handmade Type Workshop contributor Q&A. Read on to find out what inspires her work and what the future holds for Sneaky Raccoon. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I simply enjoy drawing and exploring ideas. Typography seemed like on obvious route to [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Natsuki Otani Q&A

Natsuki Otani

Next in our series of Handmade Type Workshop contributor interviews is Natsuki Otani – a young Tokyo-born illustrator (and editor of Illustration Rally) who works with ink to create beautiful and bold freehand type styles. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? Working by hand is more natural to me, my illustration is mostly hand [...]

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Handmade Type Workshop – Q&A with Mr Yen

MrYen

For the first in our series of Handmade Type Workshop contributor interviews, we spoke to Mr Yen (aka Jonathan Chapman) – a papercutting master from Leeds – who tells us more about his work and the resurgence of handmade styles in graphic design. What led you to making ‘handmade type’? I have always been interested [...]

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Street Alphabet Competition winners

Matt Thomas

MadABC Exhibition at Pure Evil Gallery © Marco Prosch Last month we teamed up with Don’t Panic online to give budding illustrators, photographers, street and graffiti artists the chance to great their own street alphabet in homage to Claudia Walde‘s collection and recently published book Street Fonts. The only rules were that submitted work should [...]

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Wim Crouwel at the Design Museum

Wim Crouwel at the Design Museum © Luke Hayes

Wim Crouwel at the Design Museum © Luke Hayes Wim Crouwel is a giant among graphic designers, long recognized in the Netherlands (where designers enjoy high status). For the first time we are treated to a major exhibition in London devoted to this master typographer. He is the inventor of the typeface New Alphabet (that [...]

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Green Patriot Posters – Sustaining a Movement

Green Patriot bus campaign

To find out more about the project behind our bold new Spring title Green Patriot Posters, we spoke to Edward Morris – co-author of the book and founder of the Canary Project – who describes it not only as a book but a fully-fledged campaign to harness the power of good graphic design and invigorate [...]

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