Typography is the foundation of environmental graphic design and many experiential graphic design projects. Along with color, scale, and form, typography is a basic building block of communications in the built environment.
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Beatrice Warde, in her famous 1932 essay “The Crystal Goblet (or Printing Should Be Invisible),” contends that the ideal vessel for wine is one that shows the liquid’s virtues. According to Warde, the best typography should likewise be invisible—the unseen carrier of information.
By Allan Haley, author, lecturer and expert on all things typographic
The Buzz: Typography Web Links
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Retired Manager of Wayfinding & Visitor Information at New York-Presbyterian (and SEGD Auction hero), Donald Kiel, recently won a 2019 Communication Arts award for "Caution Tape T-Shirt."
Oregon’s Public Service Building, built in 1928, was designed by renowned West Coast architect A.E. Doyle. The building was once the home of Portland’s main power station and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently renovated by ESI Design (New York) for the building’s owner, real estate investment firm Beacon Capital.
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