Fields: Type Design
Credits: Solomon Telingater
LL Heymland expands on an archive discovery attributed to Solomon Telingater (1903–69), a legendary Soviet graphic artist who, together with Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, co-founded the constructivist October Group. The untitled and unsigned calligaphic study, derided by Maxim Zhukov as the work of a dilettante, refers to Rudolf Koch’s exceptional Antiqua (ca. 1922), and caught my attention in 2018. Fascinated by the study’s curious charm, I decided to digitally reconstruct its minimal character set and continued to turn it into a fully functional typeface for both Latin and Cyrillic script. The font has just been given its first public use as headline typeface in Tate Etc., the British art magazine, and will be available from Lineto.com within weeks.
Fields: Type Design
Credits: François Rappo
Alt Mediaeval is a digital revival of the serif font used in the first issue of Bauhaus magazine from 1926, printed by Dünnhapt in Dessau. The original was designed in 1914 by Max Hertwig for H. Berthold AG. Its stylistic caracteristics come from the arts and crafts movement in Europe and such typefaces as Hollandsche Mediaeval (1912), Belwe Antiqua (1913) and Daphnis (1914).
The revival of the lowercase letters has undergone functional adjustments and the uppercase letters are interpreted more freely. Moderate contrast, letterforms of 'g' and 't' as well as slanted serifs create unique rhythm and make the face distinctive. Alt Mediaeval works across various sizes, showing good legibility in the text and carries recognition value in the titling use.
Fields: Stationery design, Identity
Сlient: kotä records
kotä records is a label devoted to experimental and avantgarde music. Main carriers of the label's visuals are record covers with abstract paintings by guest artists. Primarily, the LP- and 12 inch covers required an unified typographical system.
Following the brief, we developed functional grid-based typographical rules for the use across record covers and subsequently, label's stationery. Each medium has got it's own neutral frame, so the visuals can function clearly and don't compete with textual information. The logotype is based on the own version of Tablica Dorogowa typeface.
Fields: Research, Writing, Editorial Design
Format: book, 187 x 115 mm, 196 p.
From the foreword: "GGK was an advertising agency established in 1958 in Basel by Karl Gerstner, Paul Gredinger and Markus Kutter. GGK existed in the era of Mad Men on the Swiss ground, representing a unique attempt to "marry" the american advertising model with Gerstner's programmatic approach and the values carried out by the Basel school. In this regard, Karl Gerstner's vision of a "Bauhaus Business" is the most accurate description of the GGK phenomena."
This pocket book consists of 8 chapters based on the GGK's annual reports. Using them as a primary source and and aiming to find the missing links in the interviews with the GGK's ex-members I'm reconstructing the agency's story in its most flourishing years–between 1958 and 1970. The project was initiated at the ECAL, Lausanne as a Master thesis and was supervised by Roland Früh.
Fields: Editorial Design, Maps, Information design
Сlient: Maxim Dondyuk, Kehrer Verlag
Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk has documented the so-called Euromaidan, a revolution in Ukraine in 2013–14, which led to death of more than 100 people and dramatically changed the political and societal tack.
This volume features an extensive archive of photographs shot in the middle of street clashes. An additional interview and the photographer's diary are divided into 3 phases of events on the Maidan Square. All the toponyms are linked to an inlayed map and an events timeline. The book will be published at Kehrer Verlag in Germany.