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Winners of the first edition of the Contrast Awards for digital printmaking

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The digital printmaking contest we have been holding for the first time in the Galerie Contraste in Fribourg, Switzerland, has been over for a while now. We recently announced the winners, so here they are! 1st prize: Kinichi Maki from Japan for the artwork “Globalization” “Brave New World” prize: Alessandra Angelini from Italy for the […]

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High Contrast Black and White Photography of Iceland by Andy Lee

iceland photography 13This gorgeous collection of high contrast black and white photography were taken in Iceland by Welsh Photographer Andy Lee. Iceland is volcanically active and the landscape consists mainly of sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers making it the perfect place for keen landscape photographers to visit. What I like most about this collection is how atmospheric Andy has made each and every […]
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Design Inspiration: Contrast Digital Agency

This is a clean, rather minimalistic website of a passionate digital agency from Finland that specializes in creating stylish and easy-to-use services for the digital world. It has a nice use of whitespace and a fresh look.

This design was featured on Wednesday 4th of September 2013. It’s designed by Joonas Virtanen, and falls under the category of Design.

If you’d like, you can visit this site, or view all our other featured designs.

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TYPO San Francisco 2013 “Contrast” Live Streams Available For Viewing

With over 700 attendees, speakers and volunteers, the second edition of TYPO San Francisco “Contrast” was again a success. If you couldn’t make the conference or are already going through withdrawal, the videos of no less than live streams are still available for viewing by the general public. Furthermore searching the #typo13 hashtag on Twitter and reading the recaps of each talk on the TYPO San Francisco Blog will enable you to (re)live the event. Your next TYPO appointment is in Berlin at “Touch” next month. Don’t miss out!


Erik Spiekermann: Life is in Beta


Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer): Strong ideas allow you to blur


Keetra Dean Dixon: A Little Knowledge and Other Minor Daredeviling


Ursus Wehrli: The Art Of Clean Up


Jessi Arrington: This One Goes to Eleven


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TYPO SF 2013 “Contrast” Presents Type Track

And suddenly it’s almost here. In merely a week the second edition of TYPO San Francisco “Contrast” will take place. If you haven’t registered yet, there are still a limited amount of tickets available, but you better hurry. Read my review of last year’s inaugural edition to find out what to expect from the conference. Despite its name, the overall focus of TYPO is on design as a whole, not just typography. However the organisers FontShop’s Michael Pieracci and Meghan Arnold wanted to make sure you get your typographic fix. That’s why this year – besides the two main tracks in the Lam Research Theater and Forum building – they have added a Type Track in the intimate, 100-seat Screening Room to the schedule. On Friday, April 12, you will learn some of the secrets to creating a successful business in typography. Five knowledgeable speakers will address various aspects of the type industry. Bring your questions, they have answers. The track is moderated by Carima El-Behairy of the P22 type foundry.


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Carima El-Behairy | “The idea for a Type Track originated at TYPO Berlin “Sustain” back in May of 2012. After Ivo’s and Bryan’s two presentations Meghan Arnold and I were talking about how the fascinating world behind the scenes of typography never really get explored. Great design, exciting projects, rock star designers, etc. all get their moment in the spotlight, but the basics are rarely discussed to provide the audience that “A-ha” moment. The protection of intellectual property, the communication with a potential audience, the nitty-gritty of marketing digital type,… We looked below the surface, behind the talent, and talked about what makes that talent shine. So we let it cook, thought about it, discussed it some more, and finally decided to make it happen.”

“Type Track is an intimate room where the audience will have the ability to ask questions and interact directly with the speaker. We brought it down to the basics – Visual Communication, Marketing, and Identity, and ran with it.”

How were the speakers selected?

Carima El-Behairy | “We started with a group of speakers, looking at several submitted proposals that met the criteria we set up. Then we worked to make them flow together. If there were two talks that needed bridging we looked for an individual to make the transition, then we asked them if they were interested in speaking. For example, we had one slot that kept changing because the speakers who were available were not what the slot called for, so we just kept looking until the perfect speaker presented itself.”

This is the program for the Type Track:


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Monochrome animation gets creative with contrast

Not About Us is a game of contrasts – light and darkness, black and white, a man and a woman. Watch this award-winning animation now.


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Last Chance to Save $100 Off Tickets for TYPO SF “Contrast”

The typography conference season starts again in one-and-a-half month when TYPO San Francisco, the first of the 2013 TYPO conferences takes place in the Yerba Buena Center of The Arts in San Francisco on April 11 and 12. The deadline for regular registration is fast approaching – you can save US$ 100 if you register before Friday March 1. TYPO SF is followed one month later by TYPO Berlin “Touch” in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The third and final TYPO Talks conference is TYPO London which relocates to the Barbican Arts Centre next Fall. Newcomer amongst the other typography conferences is Kerning on May 2 & 3, the first international conference in Italy dedicated solely to typography and web typography, where I will be speaking.


Audience at TYPO San Francisco 2012 “Connect”
Photo by Amber Gregory

Today TYPO SF revealed their line-up, and it sounds like a great edition. The first conference day is bookended by talks by Jessi Arrington and Christoph Niemann – one of the absolute highlights at TYPO Berlin 2011 “Shift” – on Thursday, and the iconic Erik Spiekermann closes off the conference on Friday. Typography lovers will be delighted to hear that – besides talks by type designers Nick Shinn, Matthew Butterick and Peter Biľak, and type expert Stephen Coles – a dedicated Type Track will be announced in a week or two.


Jessica Hische at TYPO San Francisco 2012 “Connect”
Photo by Amber Gregory

If you haven’t been to the very successful inaugural edition of TYPO SF last year you can read my review here on The FontFeed to have an idea what to expect. An important change is the move of the second track to the larger capacity Forum Building. The Typo San Francisco Blog also runs a series of Contrast Conversations with speakers allowing you to get to know them a little.


Antics at the TYPO San Francisco 2012 “Connect” closing party
Photo by Amber Gregory

On a related note, tomorrow the Early Bird phase for TYPO Berlin “Touch” ends as well, so now is your last chance to register at a 30% discount on professional tickets!


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Contrast and Meaning in Design


Contrast and Meaning

If you are a designer, your work should convey a meaning. Therefore it is important that you have familiar with the mechanisms by which points in addition to concepts attain this means; more than any other component. You have to grip these things to communicate efficiently. Without essentials, you may flounder when confronted with intricate […]


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